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.

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



Workshops –  mail for details

Heart-Source with Rock Circle Sky

“Gateway to belonging” – 
Elemental immersion journey- Portugal June 2022 
 –What is the gift that we carry to best serve
our community and our Earth in our times?–

We invite you to an engagement in practices that bring us to a place of mental stillness and focussed awareness of what is most vital

Vision Council
Medicine Walk
Nature-based Practices
Elemental Yoga

In simplifying interconnectedness with natural forces, we thus take a committed pledge to healing disconnection, a moving forward with the powerful steps of heart, body and mind.

Information and sign-up here


Upcoming programs

Accompanied through a group process into a solo time, a 24-hour fast grounding into meaningful connection with nature, our lives and the forthcoming change of season.
Rob Dreaming, Krisztina Pasztor

The Autumn equinox provides a compelling opportunity to reawaken and set the foundations for a relationship of honest intimacy and (re)alignment between us and the Earth. This program is offered to facilitate a harvest and a preparation for going within; an initiation to pull us out of the familiar world and support us in rediscovering an often neglected capacity to witness and connect to a more expansive  narrative of self and our place in the natural world and our lives.

Alentejo, Portugal

More information & sign-up


3-day introduction to Council, supported by the peaceful environment of Quinta Ten-Chi

Over 20 hours of tuition with Rob Dreaming and experienced team

Council is about relationships, a method to support group processes and personal development, for vision and clarifying purpose, co-operative learning environments, co-creating an experience of connection, trust, teamwork, intimacy, empathy and transparency. This will be an opportunity for a new/old way to emerge, take shape, open the heart and practice the powerful yet simple forms of council, immediately applicable for professional and personal life.

Sintra, Portugal

More information & sign-up



Ball-Catch Fast
Call for VisionFast Guides
with Rob Dreaming
, Carine Roth and team
(email for further details)

MORE DATES TO COME please check back!!



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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