Way of Council & Community

North London:  September 29th - October 1 2017

“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.”                 –  Ani DiFranco

What is Council?  

Council is an ancient form and a modern practice that invokes the experience of community, where we listen to everything – people, place, and spirit. The roots of Council are within the natural world, spanning all cultures and beliefs.

The core practice of Council sets a container for empathy and honesty. It provides a way of bearing witness and of peace making and helps cultivate non-hierarchical power. When in Council we step into a timeless space and spirit moves through us. We experience the deep connection to all life.

We will explore

  • History and cross-cultural roots
  • Creating special time and place
  • Practicing the Four Intentions of Council
  • Sharing our personal stories along side those of the community to deepen the art of listening and speaking from the heart
  • Various forms of Council – spiral, fish bowl, dyad and more
  • Developing the basic ingredients for leading/carrying Council in your own community and field of work


We will learn

  • Council as a personal practice and a group/community process
  • A way and path to reconciliation, visioning, decision-making and healing
  • To shift from hierarchical power structures to a mode in which initiative, responsibility and leadership are shared
  • To a reach consensus through heart centred awareness
  • How Council serves our community, ourselves and the world

 Start: Friday at 6.30PM, Finish Sunday 5PM, Cost: £185:00 (non-residential)

For more information : www.ancienthealingways.co.uk

 For details about booking a place: 

Contact: Pippa Bondy

Tel: 01766 780557 / 07814959613  Email: pippa@ancienthealingways.co.uk