words for healing circles with dawn
Words for Healing
SHARING• Sharing what we write is encouraged, but always optional.• We respect silence. After someone has spoken, take time to listen. After you have shared, take time to allow your words to be honored.• We recognize emotion in our circle as a natural part of the creative process. We hold respectful space for tears and laughter.
HONORING• We honor and support the writer by our deep listening and gentle witnessing.• We show gratitude for one another’s pieces by expressing our thanks or by briefly sharing what stayed with us. • We suspend our judgements, not offering comments, critique, interpretation, advice or asking questions about another’s writing.• We offer the gift of confidentiality, holding in reverence and respect what we hear in the circle.