Below are some of my favorite learning resources on Circling and Authentic Relating, with a particular focus on the history (which fascinates me), and the latest theoretical developments. Videos here are in no particular order. Consider this page a supplement to the Resources page and the History page. Also check the article Inner Relationship Focusing, a modality that I have found to be deeply complementary to Circling
SAS History & Reflections (John Thompson and Sean Wilkinson), Parts 1 and 2
Circling Europe’s SAS Training is (arguably) the deepest and most powerful Circling training anywhere. In these intimate videos, the founders provide fascinating reflection on the history, motivations and great success that they have had in teaching the practice and building a community.
Decker Cunov at Circling Summit 2014
Decker answers questions about circling, community, the strains of leadership, and the business of Circling. Amazing demonstration of vulnerable leadership and historically interesting in terms of the history of the Boulder Integral Center.
Guy Sengstock and Jon Cotton: the 7 stages of Circling (webinar recording)
(Other videos by Guy here)
Guy Sengstock and Marenka Cerny: Circling and Attachment Theory
Part 2 (on Facebook)
Decker Cunov, Bryan Bayer and Robert McNaughton at the 2014 Circling Summit
Circling early history in San Francisco
This is a trailer of a movie called After the Beep by Scott Hannon that (apparently) never got produced. It’s a supplement to the Circling History section.
Fast forward to 5:10 to see very early clips of Erwan Devon and “The Community”, a (very young!) Guy Sengstock at the Arete Experience, Decker Cunov, Jerry Candelaria Alexis Shepperd, Nicole Daedone, Robert Kendall and others. Many of the early founders of the Circling movement are shown in this video. My only complaint is that it’s too short!
This is not Circling, but Jordan Peterson is popular in the Circling community for his ideas on evolution, myth-making, etc. This is one of his best videos.