A major update to the Circling Guide is available. This might be the first “stable version” of the guide. Changes include:
- Positioning Circling more as a presence practice and less as a relationship model
- A new distinction and instructions for Guerilla Circling, which is the practice circling outside of formal groups and with no a-prior shared context, from a simple assumption that people are going to share in the human desire to love and be loved, to be cared for and acknowledged for their contributions
- Emphasizing the importance of staying true to yourself in connection with others
- Updates to all other sections specifically the Advanced Practices and Complementary Modalities which includes descriptions of Surrendered Leadership, the Avalon Community, Business Circling (Decker’s C1 course), Network for a New Culture, NVC, and other highly complementary modalities
- Updates to the Resources section and Next Steps
Deep appreciations to people who have helped out with this, especially Daniel Tenner and Shirley Norwood. I would like to think that this is currently the most comprehensive guide to Circling on the web. And it’s free.
If you have an inspiring story about your journey through Circling which you would like to contribute, or other feedback (positive or negative) just reply to this email. And if you have circling or A/R related events to publicize, let me know and I will send out an email!
Finally, I am actively working to bring circling into the world in every possible context. This is my life mission. My latest project has to do with Mental health and Addiction recovery, kindly review Mental Health Revolution and let me know if it resonates! We are looking to run pilot program for this in Chicago, Boston and New York City.