Connection is a skill, and it can be learned.

What is Circling?


Circling is a transformational communication practice that has spread across 12 countries and 45 states in the past few years. It enhances self-awareness, creates connection, and teaches participants how to get their needs met AND help others thrive in the process. The practice has been developed and refined by teachers in hundreds of fields, and now, it’s available to the public.
This unique practice, which facilitates connection and self-expression. is part art form, part meditation, part group conversation, Circling has been described as “interactive intimacy”, “social intercourse”, or (my favorite), “A structured way to love the crap out of someone.”


In a circle, you’ll join a group of people to have a conversation about what’s actually happening for you, and between you, right here and now. You’ll get a visceral sense of what others feel, think, and experience around you, and develop a meditation practice for bringing your embodied self naturally out into the world.

Here's a great video from David Wood about the practice:

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Read the Circling Guide


Download Sara’s Circling manual which includes “The Art of Getting Someone’s World” and the “Guide to Soul-Bending” for a ton of tips on leading great circles.

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Take the Circling Skills Course


This course teaches skills used in Circling and Authentic Relating practices, either for participants or beginning facilitators of any group to use. Includes 6 video lessons as well as tips and resources.

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"Through circling I have experienced some of the deepest senses of being seen that I have known. I have opened to the possibility that there is a deeper, wiser, more wondrous me that exist that I can’t even fully see or appreciate yet. This thought fills me with delight and excitement."

— Peter Benjamin

WARNING: Side effects of Circling may include expanded self-awareness, breathtaking perspective shifts, and irrepressible joy. We are not liable for any life­long friendships or relationships that may occur.

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