Lori Austein

Council Trainer/Facilitator; Hypnotherapist; Transpersonal Life Coach
Certified by the Center for Council; certified by The Wellness Institute




In person and Online

Types of Methods

• Meditation - Spiritual Guidance
• Coaching - Transformation - Philosophy

Working with

• Parent / teacher / child care provider
• One to one, personal
• Groups, teams and organisations

Duncan, BC V9L 5P7, Canada

Circles of Resilience is based on the ancient way of being together and learning from each other before books and YouTube, when our pre-literate ancestors would sit around the fire and tell/listen to stories.  Here we learned the skills of resilience: how to connect, how to co-regulate and how to collaborate.  Circles of Resilience uses the dialogical practice of council that creates a safe container to hold space for deep listening, at times, even with a broken heart. The practice creates heart connection with others, which is itself a resource of resilience. Circles of Resilience supports community building arising out of mutual rapport and respect. It cultivates authentic expression, the grief, and the joy.

As we move into an era of pandemics and other environmental crises, as we move toward social and economic collapse, as mental health is compromised, we need each other. In this time of Covid-19, for those who are alone, the isolation can be harmful to the nervous system and the body’s experience encourages negativity bias. The opportunity to connect through the online listening practice of Circles of Resilience is an opportunity to co-regulate each other’s physiological and emotional state and deeply listen to each other.  We then feel safer and become more generous with others, more accessible. With compassion, we tend to the emerging reality. We grieve what’s been lost, we let go of what no longer serves, we reclaim, renew and reimagine what is possible. We reconcile with all of our relations.

When we listen to people, our language softens. Listening may be the cardinal act of giving… it is the source of peace. ~ Paul Hawken

Lori Austein is a Trainer in the Way of Council, and has been facilitating Council groups in the U.S. and Canada for over 20 years. She was a co-coordinator of the Palms Council Project , a school based council program before moving to B.C. Since then she has served on circles to advance the practice of Council and currently sits on the Trainer’s Mentoring Circle which shepards the path and the people seeking to become facilitators and trainers. She has been practicing hypnotherapy for ten years and continues to train and assist programs at The Wellness Institute where she also received certification as a transpersonal life coach. She is currently undergoing certification by the Centre for Mindfulness as a teacher. She is inspired by her mentors in these processes, as well as the work of Jung, Meade, Pinkola-Estes, Rumi, Oliver, Whyte, Berry and many more.

She is co-facilitating Circles of Resilience with Leon Berg: https://guidance.deepadaptation.info/guide/leon-berg/



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