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.

Council Introduction Training 2017

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), Way(s) of Council Women and Men Circle (2019) and Way of Council Q. TenChi (2020).

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. Organization of Way of Council Introduction Trainings (2020).

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 friendRob 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

Find more on this practice:

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

“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