Way(s) of Council ∞ em Círculo

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Sou aprendiz e praticante de Way(s) of Council, desde que experimentei em 2015.

Lembrando… Vivências de estar, desde criança e desde a história da humanidade!

Esta é uma prática de estar presente, expressando-nos desde quem somos, escutando-nos em segurança e que trago aos projectos de trabalho-serviço tal como na vida na interacção uns com @s outr@s.

Chamo e facilito diversos círculos desde 2016 incluindo círculos de mulheres e círculos abertos a todos (círculos famílias, círculos humanos, círculos de todos os seres), em várias localizações do país e em retiros – criei Círculo de Mulheres em Council (2017), FÉ*minino Consciente (2018) e Mulheres e Homens em Círculo (2019).

Ao sentar-me desde criança comigo e com outras pessoas, deslumbrando-me a olhar árvores e ceús, sentindo-me chamada pelas águas, apaixonada pela lua e energizada pelo sol e vento, fui escutando, testemunhando e experimentando o ritmo e fluxo da conexão com o(s) ser(es). Gosto por isso de enraizar na Mãe Natureza abrindo-me ao ritmo do Pai Universo.

Um sussurro e apelo de oferecer a prática de círculos, conectar com a natureza e honrar o poder da escuta, das cerimónias e da presença.

Membro activo da rede portuguesa de council desde 2015 – Rede Way of Council Portugal e da rede europeia de council – European Council Network desde 2017. Co-organizei o encontro internacional de council 2018 em Portugal, integrei a ECN Finance Team (2017-2019), integro o Círculo de Facilitadores e círculo de apoio Facilitators on the path.

A 9 Junho 2019 fui reconhecida como facilitadora, honrando esta linhagem e tradição, em círculo de reconhecimento pela comunidade e neste percurso com mentoria e amizade de Rob Dreaming. Em “aprender fazendo”,
formação e prática contínuas: treinos Way of Council (2015, 2017-assist., 2020-org.), The Natural Council (2018), Art of Witnessing (2018), Nature of Council (2018), Council for Couples (2019), Council in Nature (2019).
A prática da qualidade de estar em círculo, surge no trabalho e relação entre pessoas e equipas e facilitando programas e círculos ao longo do ano.

Imagens e Fotografias – Credits: João Correia e Cândida Rato

in english

I am an apprentice and practitioner of Way(s) of Council, since I experienced it by 2015.

Remembering… Life experiences of just being present and together – sitting together with peers and/or different generations, conversations on any topics, looking at the sky, sharing stories and perspectives – from childhood and since the history of humankind!

This is a practice of presence and truthful sharing, expressing from our life stories and being listened in a safe, familiar and confidential space. This I bring as a continuous practice to the projects of work-service as in life in interaction with each other’s, in my relationships.

I call and facilitate circles since 2016 including exclusive space for women and circles open to all (family circles, human circles, all beings circles), in various locations in Portugal and in retreats – created Women´s Council Sharing Circles (2017), Fé*minino Consciente (Conscious Feminine) (2018) and Way(s) of Council Women and Men Circle (2019).

A whisper and call to offer the practice of circles, connect with nature and honor the power of listening, ceremonies and presence.

I’m an active member of portuguese council network since 2015 – Rede Way of Council Portugal and also of the European Council Network since 2017, applying the practice and quality of being in circle together. Co-organized the 11th ECN international gathering 2018 in Portugal, been part of Finance Team (2017-2019) to support the community and structure of the network throughout the year and create contents and articles namely for the newsletter. I’m in the Facilitators Circle and support circle Facilitators on the Path.

By 9 June 2019 the community in a circle of recognition
honouring this lineage and tradition, validated me as facilitator. Continuous trainings and practice in a “learning by doing” approach to live, supported by mentor and friend Rob Dreaming.
Trainings on Way of Council Intro (2015, 2017-Assist, 2020-Org/Assist), The Natural Council (2018), Art of Witnessing (2018), Nature of Council (2018), Council for Couples (2019), Council in Nature (2019).


Ilustração; Credits: Jena Nea

Sabe mais sobre esta prática*To find more on this practice:

Rede de Council em Portugal
Circle Ways
Center for Council
Ways of Council
European Council Network
Ojai Foundation

Council Introduction Training 2017

“🏡💖I loved being in Council with Eva and Cândida. I felt immediately safe and welcomed, my heart opened and my body relaxed. The Council was deep and joyful and reminded me of the best of Council, being with folks who truly embody the practice. I left the circle feeling full and inspired. It felt like coming home in true council. In gratitude.” Carmen Wurgel, Council Facilitator