The 8-Week Heart Circle Training
The 8-Week Heart Circle Training
The purpose of this training is to give you the means to create and sustain your own ongoing, small, Heart Circle that supports your personal awakening. It’s to convey that Heart Circle is a way of life; an ever-deepening journey into personal presence and conscious community.
What are some of the course particulars?
It consists of eight, weekly, 2-hour sessions using Zoom video technology so that everyone can participate. There will be a balanced mix of experiential and theoretical learning.
Each session is designed to move at a pace that’s comfortable and enjoyable for everyone in the course. Input, questions and feedback are welcome at any time.
There will be suggested ‘homework’ in between sessions that is recommended but never required.
What topics do we cover?
We will explore these inquiries together:
What it actually means to create a ‘resonant field’ within a group so that the group ends up supporting heart-connection and presence.
What agreements we can intentionally make with one another to create this social resonance.
How the Five Ways of Being are universal elements that show up in both personal growth and the creation of healthy community.
What the actual Heart Circle process is and how can it be shared with others who want to be in Heart Circle with you.
The three major pitfalls that all relationships and social groups must avoid.
What you need to know to facilitate a Heart Circle until the group becomes able to facilitate itself.
How the two questions: “What are you feeling?”, and, “What do you want?”, help deal with conflict, differences and personal wounding.
Why a Heart Circle must be kept ‘neutral’; free of specific teachings or formats so that simply ‘being present’ and the Circle agreements guide what happens next in any Heart Circle.
How what happens in Heart Circle creates heart-opening support for each circle member’s life outside of Circle.
By the end of the 8-week course, will I be able to start my own Heart Circle?
Yes. However, it’s recommended that you begin your Heart Circle with just two and sometimes three people. It’s much easier to concentrate on the Heart Circle process without having to deal with the more complex dynamics of a larger group. Once you have the experience of being in Circle with one or two others, you can invite more members into it.
If you already have circle experience, you will be able to start a Heart Circle with a larger number of people.
What if I miss one or two of the eight sessions?
Sessions will be video-recorded so that missing a session because of travel or other plans will not diminish your overall experience of this training. However, missing more than two sessions will decrease what you receive from the training. The recordings do not replicate the ‘now-time’ experience of the live sessions mostly because you are not actively a part of that session!
How often is this training offered?
A new course will begin every month. Each month will have a different starting time so that it will better fit into your time zone regardless of where you live in the world.
Will we be functioning as an actual Heart Circle during these sessions so that if personal issues arise, time can be taken to address them?
No. This is a training. We will not be creating a container to actually address personal issues. We will be learning how to create that safe container rather than acting as a safe container. However, there is room for participants to talk about issues and concerns that they are experiencing in their lives that will serve as examples of what can come up in any Heart Circle.
Is there an advantage to enrolling in this course with a friend or family member?
Yes! Particularly if you want to start a Heart Circle with that person(s). For example, you can sign up with a group of your friends or family members so that you are all ready to form a Circle together at the end of the 8 weeks.