Nottingham Community Circle
The Nottingham Community Circle is from 7:45pm for 8pm start till 9:30pm
Dates for 2017: 9th August, 13th September, 11th October, 8th November, 13th December
As mentioned in the last newsletter, we are moving on with NG Circles in other localities, the first is Mapperley
– a ‘homecoming’ for those that fondly remember previous times at the Duke of Cambridge pub
…. good news, we’re back just across the road
St Judes Church hall
405 Woodborough Rd, Nottingham NG3 5HE
New Year, new venue, new times
Familiar folk will be there, Colin. Derek, Judy, Bev, Jay, friendly faces 😉
You will be made most welcome, please feel free to bring food, hot and cold drinks available, make a donation eh ?
The Circle is still keeping it’s good shape, including:
Good and New
Needs, Wants & Offers
A community circle is made up of participants and allies from the local community. The meeting starts with everyone sharing food and conversations. Next the group comes together in a circle so that everyone can see each other and shares what is good and new in their lives, everyone gets a turn to be listened to. ‘New and Good’ breaks the habit of thinking about and acting from what’s wrong, it is an exercise of giving and receiving attention with one another and it also provides a strong foundation of strengths from which we can think about and tackle difficulties. The group is then asked the question what do they want, need or have to offer.
Circles are based upon reciprocity and the assumption that EVERYONE has both gifts and needs – whether these are labelled or not. The circles adopt the fundamental value of inclusion that ‘all means all’, no one is excluded from community circles, instead the circle members work out how to include everyone equally and safely.
NG Circle Meeting
“It was much more than I expected.”Meirion
“I haven’t been before, I felt welcomed by everyone”Gina
“Every time it’s different!”Glenys