Date(s) -Mon 05-08-17
Time -7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The emphasis of this Sacred Sharing Circle is on allowing each person to speak about whatever they wish, in a safe and non-confronting atmosphere. The group is leaderless, with each person having 10 minutes sharing and 5 minutes feedback, if the person sharing wishes to have feedback.
Each session starts with a short meditation to ground ourselves, so that we are able to speak whatever we want to share, and to listen attentively to each other.
This Sacred Sharing Circle offers a safe, confidential haven for us to speak and to be heard! Everything spoken by a participant is held in utmost confidence and everyone agrees to not discuss with others outside the circle about what has been said, though a person may speak to others about their own personal sharing.
During a sharing we are asked to be fully present for the person sharing. We keep our eyes on them and are open to them, without interrupting or rescuing them in any way or drawing attention to ourselves through sounds or gestures. If the one sharing feels to stop talking, it is fine to be in silence for the remainder of their time. Much can happen in that silence.
It’s good to remember that there is no dialogue exchange in either the sharing or feedback time.
If the person sharing wants feedback or help, they can ask for it after the sharing time is over. Feedback is most helpful when it is not loaded with advice or attempts to therapize, but rather with acknowledging what you have heard them say and suggesting an alternative if you see a possible blind spot or unconscious pattern. We ask that your feedback be as short and clear as possible so that, within the time given so there is space for others to share what they perceive. If you are the one receiving feedback, you let yourself receive it without responding.
We offer this Sacred Sharing Circle on our schedule because we find it to be of great value in learning how to express ourselves with more honesty; and in connecting with a deeper part of who we are. This practice is extremely helpful in our day-to-day life.
Meditation Pass for 10 meditations $70