Learning how to hold safe, supportive circles for healing is the work of a lifetime. It’s work we can practice in every interaction—with ourselves, close family and friends, colleagues, and strangers. Being present with others, listening with compassion and curiosity, and respecting each other’s path to healing increases the quality of our own lives.
The more we practice, the better we get at hosting circles. We become less nervous and less judgmental of ourselves. We understand that what happens in each circle is both unique and universal. We lean into the grace—or as some would say, the magic—of being in circle.
The following blog posts reflect what writers learned about and within circles: