co-operative and egalitarian form of communication
a best practice that builds community & organisations
a method to support group process, crises and conflicts
"Council seeks to
engender truth and transparency by addressing our views and fears
as they arise and open a space to communicate our needs from
a position of equality and co-operation."
whatever stage and process current – from beginnings, optimal
growth, endings and transformations…
re-emerging in school and education, clinics, companies, teams,
families, personal partnerships, and in community development,
justice and peace-work.
is versatile in forms and fields that promote visioning,
leadership, conscious communication, mentoring and reflection,
collective wisdom, decision making, honouring achievement, management
and much more. A similar process as with meditation,
Council entrains coherence in heart and mind to joint collaboration,
health and well-being.
the ground for decision-making and conflict exploration through
council often resolves challenges without the need for 'fixing',
creating space for examination of the field of enquiry from
many perspectives listening to a bigger picture than one's own
“In the West when we
want to emphasise a point we may quote an important authority.
In traditional societies, personal experience, what a person
has actually seen or done or heard in the bush or during a dream
or vision, is considered to be the most valuable form of knowledge.
When Native Elders want to make a point they do not contradict
or argue things out as we would: they tell a personal story and
leave their audience to make the necessary connections and understand
how the story illustrates and illuminates the issue in question"
F Peat – Blackfoot Physics