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Safety in Numbers: Five Circle Agreements

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For everyone in the circle to feel truly safe, the underlying assumption must be that everyone in attendance will honor the Circle Agreements, and that the Host and Guardian will be resolute in attending to them.
Courtesy of Callanish

What Makes a Circle Healing?

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The only person who can accurately perceive a circle to be healing is the individual circle participant. Healing, as with pain, is what the person says it is.

Why Are Nurses Drawn to the Circle?

Nurse leaders of healing circles are rediscovering and reclaiming the joy that brought them into nursing.

Starting Commonweal and Healing Circles

 If it provides refuge, touches your heart, and guides you on your path, it is a healing circle.

Observation and Breathing in Healing Circles

Healing circles rely on moments of quiet and deep attentiveness...

Getting Started in Jerusalem

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Our program, Revadim, was established in order to bring the Commonweal model supporting cancer patients to Israel.

The Circle is Big Enough

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A circle is big enough for all of us. For all parts of us. And for all stages of our life journeys.

Healing Circles as a Place of Refuge

At the bottom of every waterfall or cataract—regardless of how wide, how tall, how thunderous—is an eddy. This is a place of refuge where the current turns back on itself, the river flows upstream, and time itself seems to stop.

Depth without Digging

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After one circle struggled and ended, Commonweal Cancer Help Program alumni found a way to build a circle that lasts.