DATES 2017

ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Council Training
two 2-day Council Trainings
with Rob Dreaming

Mar 17 – 19th
&
Mar 24
– 26
Venue – (email for details)
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LLANSOR, WALES
Council Training
Seminar and ceremony of Council for The Male Journey UK
2-day Training with Rob Dreaming & Yvan Rytz

Jun 9 – 11
Closed Group
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CHILTERN HILLS, OXFORD, UK
Peace Stories
Weekend Council & overnight Solo Quest
with Rob Dreaming & Louise Rickard

Jun 17 – 18th
Venue – Chiltern Hills


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ARRABIDA, nr LISBON, PORTUGAL
Council Training
2+day Council Training
with Rob Dreaming

Oct 6 – 8
Venue – Biovilla, Arrabida nr Lisbon
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FETIYHE, TURKEY
Approaching the Silence
4-day Council in nature, Medicine Walk & Solo Quest
with Rob Dreaming & Begum Erenler

Oct 12 – 15th
Venue – (email for details)
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IZMIR, TURKEY
Council Training
2+day Council Training
with Rob Dreaming

Oct 20 – 22nd
Venue – (email for details)
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ECN European Council Network Gathering 2017
November 1 – 5 Belgium

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The Art of Witnessing
Post ECN workshop
Advanced Council training
with Gigi Coyle, Rob Dreaming & Yvan Rytz
Nov 6 – 9th
Venue – De Kluizerij, Brussels, Belgium

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MORE DATES TO COME please check back!!

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Opening to The Call

Imparted through the Spirit and Form of Council

HOW

"A vision without a task is a dream.
A task without a vision is drudgery.
A vision and a task are the hope of the world."

Attributed to Black Elk (Oglala Sioux)

Way of Council is the ancient way of the circle to communicate as individuals and a collective in a group, used by modern organisations, ancestral and tribal peoples.
No prior experience of council is necessary

 

As an introduction to the Way Of Council and to the practices of deep listening, communication and facilitation, workshops and circles are offered for groups either forming or established, teambuilding and maintaining, businesses, partnerships and personal relationships.

NEWS

Council in schools CIS
is a growing movement world-wide. Currently leading the focus is the Ojai Foundation's CIS or Council in Schools program you can download the annual report here for 2014-15. It includes these statistics –

• 18,000+ students participated in regular councils at more than 60 schools in the Los Angeles area.
• 400+ teachers and administrators participated in regular staff councils.
• 300+ parents participated in parent/family councils.
• 650 teachers, administrators, and school support people received council training, ongoing professional development, individual and group mentoring, and council facilitation support.

DOWNLOAD REPORT (12Mgb)

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Love is the Medicine –
A council for Active LightWorks Charity Brighton

Way of Council is very effective from two people upward. Groups up to about 13 tend to work best with complex and intimate sharings. However, whatever size and nature of the group, councils can be adapted to each specific purpose and arrangement.

FEEDBACK

'The atmosphere at these meetings reminded me a little of present opening on Christmas day.  People sitting around giving, while each of us was invited to open ourselves up and get a chance to really check out the person inside.  This person had been boxed up under the tree for long enough and I felt that mixture of expectation, awkwardness, fear and exhilaration.  From the circle I felt loving kindness and the reassurance that it doesn't  matter so much what comes out, as much as how we respond to it in our hearts.   I found the experience by turns delightful, scary, transformative, mysterious, embarrassing, something to be cherished...  It felt like I had started to discover, with the help of every single person in the group, an ancient portal into a healthier way of living.  Delicious stuff.'

L. Williams

'...thank-you for an inspiring set of WOC gatherings. I found the experience a very moving one.  Something about pure listening and being listened to.  So far from the usual round of "conversation" and "discussion".  I thought the group was magnificent, it all ran so beautifully, I thought, for everyone.  I felt very safe, and included, and I felt lovely things were happening all around. I am very grateful.'

Rev M. Gould

'...it’s hard to put into words what the group has meant to me, but it is big!  There’s a warmth of community, a spirit of joyfulness & an opportunity to grow from the heart that has enriched my life & my soul.  Thank you, what you do is very special and much needed in our world.  Someone said something on a retreat last year about an atmosphere of ‘kindly appreciation’ allowing us to be who we really are, and this really resonates for me about my experience of WOC'
 
J. Wright –

'I really got a lot  from the circles that I did attend...I feel like I learnt something core, about the value of the real. I will definitely be attending more circles in the Autumn. And possibly attending some drop in sessions too ...'

A. RenskeMann