The Heart-Centered Empowerment of Sitting in Circles with Lauren J. Oliver, Ph.D.

Could you benefit from meeting on a regular basis with a small group of individuals to learn and grow together? Circles of friends and co-workers are meeting faithfully in living rooms, office cafeterias, and other venues. One might ask the question: “What makes these circles so fruitful in the lives of those who participate? And, how does a personal investment of time and attention on a regular basis build well-being for all members?” In this deep dialogue you’ll learn how to start a circle of your own and how to maintain its integrity and mutual support. You’ll hear examples of how to have honest and safe conversations as well as learn about cooperation in a divisive world. Oliver says “You don’t need to go somewhere or pay someone to start your circle. You can do it yourself.” (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)

Lauren J Oliver, Ph.D. received her baccalaureate degree from Harvard University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from UCLA. She currently provides coaching and organization development consultations for leaders, businesses, organizations, families, and individuals. She was co-founder with Dr. Robert Harrison Simmons of the California nonprofit Support Group Network. 

Lauren J. Oliver is the author of:

  • Circle Culture: Tools for Cooperative Work (Bonnie Burstein) (Circle Culture 2023)

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