Circles of Resilience

Type of Method

• Meditation - Spiritual Guidance
• Coaching - Transformation - Philosophy

Suitable for

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


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.

We work together in a cohort of 10 people over twelve weeks after an initial four session introduction online using Zoom. Together, we will practice the skills of council which include deep listening and authentic expression, as well as mindfulness practices which will then able you to facilitate circles of resilience for family, friends and co-workers. You will both be introduced to a worldwide community of practitioners of council, a practice with a 40 year history in its current form, and a timeless history deeply rooted in all cultures. You will be equipped to enhance trust and communication in your communities.

Guides using this Method

Lori Austein

Council Trainer/Facilitator; Hypnotherapist; Transpersonal Life Coach

Circles of Resilience is based on the ancient way of being together and learning from each other bef …

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Leon Berg

Council Trainer

Leon Berg is a founding member of the Ojai Foundation (, an educational sanct …

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