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Share your experiences!

After a Circle Intensive - Sept. '11 in Belgium, hosted by Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea - we opened this group/space to share experiences with circle practice. So, here it is for anyone to use. Please share any stories of how the circle has worked, lived and digested in your self and in your work and life.

On this site is also a conversation space that is intended to gather reflections on how important Circle Practice is for Art of Hosting practitioners to deepen their overall practice; so that one has a more specific focus.

October '14 there opened a Facebook group on The Circle Way, that you might enjoy too!

Here all kind of stories are welcome!

Conversation Forum

Opening of a regular, weekly circle practice space in Rixensart (Genval), Belgium. 1 Reply

InvitationIf you think you need a space where you feel safeWhere you can stop and breathe, and slow down, feel at home, in peacewithout time constrains and the hassle of everyday life, because it is…Continue

Started by Annamaria Erdei. Last reply by Anne-Claire CHENE Apr 1, 2015.

Art of Healing - reconciliation 1 Reply

Picked from the AoH emaillist, summer 2012:Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to participate in a sharing circle as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada (a process that is…Continue

Tags: love, of, revolution, reconciliation, healing

Started by Ria Baeck. Last reply by gina cenciose Aug 9, 2012.

After the Circle Intensive in Belgium - Sept.'11 1 Reply

This is an invitation for all present in the Circle Intensive in Belgium to share their experiences of how this intense experience has translated into your life and work.Be welcome!(and you can't do…Continue

Tags: sharing, Belgium, Intensive, Circle

Started by Ria Baeck. Last reply by Martin Jugmans Sep 27, 2011.

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Comment by daniela terrile on January 25, 2012 at 7:09pm

ciao kirsi

why dont you organize a circle in the sauna? and you taste the temperature about elections? could be an experience

love 2U2

Comment by Kirsi Joenpolvi on January 25, 2012 at 2:06pm

...except for the fact that the temperature is -10 C and there are horrible amounts of snow-  in that sense it is not so "hot"...:)

Comment by Kirsi Joenpolvi on January 25, 2012 at 2:03pm

Wow, so happy to read about Linda´s experience. Courageous! So glad you posted it here and shared with us. And Mara, Daniela and Waltraud- wonderful to be reminded of the need that´s around- everywhere.  

Much love for you and your important work,


Ps. The presidential election is getting very hot here in Finland and I am just wondering whether the circle work in the streets would be useful in that context... 

Comment by Mara Senese on January 25, 2012 at 11:23am

How lovely to hear your sweet voices!!!  How I miss you all! 

You are all doing such great work!!  Keep posting it here.  I will have to write something about my new Wisdom Circle that I finally started. Such a joy!

I am happy to say that I have posted Linda's wonderful initiative with report and all is my latest blog post on HOPE.  It is toward the end  - don't give up - I am long winded. Hope you like the context! 

With so much love,


Comment by daniela terrile on January 25, 2012 at 10:37am

BRAVOOOOOOOOOOOOOO waltraud, I am with you and hold the space from far. yesterday I had an inspiring conversation with martina 13 years old, (daughter of my brother Luca) I offered the circle as a possible tool to learn within italian and history classes. she immediately understood and promised to think about it. and after ... having talked about the circle, guess what she said? zia (aunt in italian language) you have always good ideas, somehow difficult to apply because our teachers are too much old style teaching oriented. but I promise to think about.she would love to become designer and architect, and she understood that we need houses and places where to feel well and be happy. she is evolving soo fast and she has understood. very proud and hope she will be part of my healing process too.

love and peace from BXL

Comment by Waltraud HELLER on January 25, 2012 at 7:29am

Walking to the office in the sunshine this morning I thought (recently often listening to parents on what they think their kids "should" be doing and learning - and basically when it's not hard and painful and fast and "presentable" it can't be valuable or worthwhile...) - well I thought and felt: isn't it puzzling how our societies - and culminating in Darwinism - have accepted the assumption (or rather call it poison...) that life has to be hard and painful and difficult or otherwise something can't be quite right?! Linda I fully agree: life is wonderful!


By the way, my husband and I have started hosting our little parent-run kindergarden in cricle - after the two nannies had a month-long fight and stopped talking with each other, and then the parents ending up in two opposing " camps" around the question which nanny should stay - and the circle keeps doing its wonders and healing - beautiful!



Comment by Linda Joy Mitchell on January 25, 2012 at 6:37am

Fabulouso ladies - how wonderful life is eh! 

Comment by daniela terrile on January 24, 2012 at 4:34am

thank you Linda

i printed your harvesting and it will be inspiring during next months for young participants at University

love and peace


Comment by Nancy Bragard on January 23, 2012 at 5:14pm

Linda ... I am so moved by what I've just read here - your harvest of the street circle. What magic you created! How courageous of you and how beautiful what you brought forth with simple unassuming had reclaimed a piece of the shopping city for yourselves and anyone else who might like to join you! Those are the conversations that matter...   I want to bow to you for what you created there in the streets of Leeds!... Much more to say on this, am feeling really touched...

Comment by Linda Joy Mitchell on January 23, 2012 at 9:12am

HI Mara - absolutely you can  - the world is awash with good news, do we have ears to hear it?  Thank you for illuminating it

Love Linda xx


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