As the social animals that we humans are, we come together. Moved by a vision of how things could be different, we join hands and try to make a difference. Yet somehow the “being and doing together” isn’t always as smooth as we would hope- why? What if part of the answer to that question lay in the depth and quality of our listening- to ourselves, to each other, and to the bigger picture?
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The Constellation, co-founded by Jean-Louis Lamboray, uses a facilitator’s approach which supports local action in over 60 countries worldwide. The core of the approach rests on the kind of deep listening showcased in CIRCLO. They offer online training and local training and a whole range of support.
For a deep-dive into deep listening in circle mode, read and join the “circling practices” proposed by “Circling Europe”.
Created by Kristin Verellen who lost her life partner in the attacks on Maelbeek on March 22nd 2016, “We have a Choice” is a Belgian network of people bound together by their practice of deep listening in circle mode.
The “Barefoot guide” collection is a goldmine for anyone interested in real social change powered by deep practices where human connection is central.
The “Presencing Institute” has developed a practice called “Social Presencing Theater" which is all about listening, using the body, to the “future that wants to emerge”, ie. overriding our limiting concepts to “communicate directly, to access intuition, and to make visible both current reality, and the deeper – often invisible – leverage points for creating profound change.”.
Connected to the Presencing Institute, Theory U is an approach designed to accompany deep systemic change. They propose a 14-week journey of “learning by doing" which they call the “ulab”.