DATES 2019

1-ev, 1day Council Workshop
with Rob Dreaming

Feb 15 –16
Venue – (email for details)

Intro Council Training
4-day Council Training
with Rob Dreaming
, Tina Kansy, & Gyula Szabo
Feb 28 – 3rd March
Venue – (email for details)

Council Day
A day of Council experience
with Rob Dreaming

Venue – (Keti-Keta)

Intro Council Training
2.5-day Council Training
with Rob Dreaming
& Team
June 7th – 9th
Venue – Quinta Ten-Chi, Lisbon, Portugal


The Natural Edge – Erasmus+ Program
8-day Council, Threshold Walk & Solo Quest
with Rob Dreaming, Krisztina Pasztor, Rebecca Card & Gyula Sabo

May 15 – 18 TBC
(email for details)


MORE DATES TO COME please check back!!


DATES 2018

Council Training
2-day Council Training
with Rob Dreaming

April 27-29
Venue – (email for details)

The Natural Council
5-day Council in nature, Threshold Walk & Solo Quest
with Rob Dreaming & Begum Erenler

May 8-13
(email for details)


Introduction to Council
2-day Council Training
with Rob Dreaming

Jun 1-3
Venue – (email for details)

The Natural Council
5-day Council in nature, Threshold Walk & Solo Quest
with Rob Dreaming &
Krisztina Pasztor

June 13-17
(email for details)


The Natural Edge
9 day Council & Wilderness program for Youthworkers & Trainers
with Rob Dreaming & Krisztina Pasztor

August 7-15
Venue – (email for details)

Deepening Council Training
2+day Council Training
with Rob Dreaming & Linda Elias

Sept 28– 30th
Venue – (email for details)

ECN European Council Network Gathering 2018
November 1 – 5 Portugal


The Art of Witnessing
Post ECN workshop
Advanced Council training
with Gigi Coyle & Rob Dreaming
Nov 6 – 9th
Venue – Monte Mariposa Portugal

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Opening to The Call

Imparted through the Spirit and Form of Council


"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.


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.



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.


'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

'’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