Our Principles and Ethics

Circling Cornwall CIC have developed what we call ‘the A to the F’ of Circling which we believe can be practiced as a sequence and a circular process. – See Home Page

We invite you and our facilitators and collaborators to approach our events using these principles.
Advance Belonging – We request that, as you have decided to come to a Circle, you step into the idea that you belong and that the others attending belong. If you feel you will have difficulty doing this, or difficulty accepting belonging of another participant, we ask you bring this to the attention of a member of our team discreetly, ideally before the event begins. 

Bring Compassion – We invite you to approach Circling activity as compassionately as you can. Sometimes you may be required to withhold your thoughts and feelings in order to do this and we invite you to notice how this is experienced and, if it feels right in the moment, share that you are withholding things but not necessarily what is being withheld.

Connect Deliberately – Much is said around the idea of ‘Connection’ in Circling, both in the moment and when undertaking Circling activity. Circling Cornwall believe that the most important connection is with the self and that we can’t connect effectively with others, unless we are connected with our own emotional and embodied experience. We invite you to connect with yourself first and then extend and include your experience to others. 

Develop Empathy – A central part of Circling practice is being with others. We invite you to foster curiosity around those you meet with in a circle and imagine what it might be like to be them. 

Extend Field – Scholarly types may wish to research the transpersonal psychological work of Wilber especially pre-trans fallacy. In simple terms, we invite you to expand those in your sphere of awareness using Circling practice. 

For more details around our Principles and Ethics please contact us.

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