The Restorative Circle Process
Circle Process is a proven method of guiding groups through constructive communication while they sit in a circle. It is designed to give every participant a voice, reveal connections & differences, and engage participants in all their dimensions (emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual). The circular structure slows down the usual pace of dialogue and ensures that the conversation is respectful, reflective, and productive.
Restorative circles support healing among groups of all shapes and sizes including:
- Congregations – leadership teams, classes, small groups
- Businesses – workplace staff, managers, leaders and volunteers
- Community – neighborhood, coalitions, community development projects, town hall meetings and others
- Government – leadership teams, agencies, departments, project development, town hall meetings
- Schools & Universities – leadership teams, faculty and staff teams, classes, student groups
- Any other group – willing to sit down to speak, listen and take one step in a difficult conversation.
How does this work?
Request services with this form or call us (below) to describe the situation. We will ask a series of questions to discern the “fit” of facilitation needed and the possibility of online or in-person dialogue.
We will schedule one-hour intro meetings with major parties to better understand their specific concerns and prepare them for a joint process. Following that meeting, we will report our findings and schedule your joint circle.
Experience the Circle Process with your group of 5-25 participants to make space for and move forward with a shared understanding, empathy, and intentions for the future.
Advoz staff invite evaluation feedback from participants and a follow-up meeting to consider next steps.
Make peace within your group today!
Hurt and dysfunction don’t need to hold you back. You can experience a thriving dynamic in your group! Let us help you get there.
“It feels good to talk to one another, to listen, and to get a chance to have a voice in front of the whole group.“
Circle Process participant