While daunting, perhaps, to consider hosting a circle for three hundred, Matthias, Jutta and Myriam share learnings from their experience, and encourage that you, too, can host large circles using The Circle Way!
Circle practice has done wonders. Year after year, I witness students transcending fears, misunderstandings, and assumptions about one another to foster goodwill and deep respect. Circle creates the conditions for these students to truly see one another – both their similarities and differences. And so, I wonder . . . what is my duty, especially with vulnerable populations, to support people who experience circle hangovers? The re-entry. The transition.
Author Nancy Kline says, "The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first. The quality of our thinking depends on the way we treat each other while we are thinking." After reading Kline's books, Time to Think and More Time to Think, Jutta Herzog, Matthias zur Bonsen, and Myriam Mathys were so impressed by her work that they flew to the U.K. to learn more. Since then, they've been making room for thinking within the circles they facilitate.