This excerpt from "Introduction to Healing Circles" addresses the topic of roles within a Healing Circle.
Who leads a Healing Circle?
• Every member of the circle has an equal voice and is responsible for the leadership of their own healing.
• 3 roles can help the circle flow smoothly:
- The Host convenes and pays attention to flow of the circle.
- The Guardian watches time, holds the bell, and protects the agreements.
- A scribe can keep notes if the circle chooses.
• When a Circle has done its work, the Host should know how and when to end the Circle well.
This was filmed during a presentation by Michael Lerner (President of Commonweal) and Diana & Kelly Lindsay (Directors of Healing Circles Langley) for a volunteer training evening at Healing Circles Langley on Whidbey Island, WA on April 5, 2016.
It is with the deepest affection and appreciation that we acknowledge the great contributions to Circle work by Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea of PeerSpirit and Parker Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal, as well as the invaluable work of the cancer retreat centers in which this work is rooted: the Commonweal Cancer Help Program, The Callanish Society, and Harmony Hill.