|Sharing Circles||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Becky Schaller (bschallertheriver.com)|
|Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 21:05:03 -0600 (MDT)|
I'd like to know what kinds of experiences other communities have had with sharing circles. We seem to be having some problems getting very far off the ground with them. At a recent general meeting, we agreed to have them about one Sunday a month. Since that time we've had one which I thought went well even if it was a bit short. It was on children's issues. We had at least one before we made the decision to have them monthly. It was on work participation issues. I thought that went well also. I am writing because I think there is some resistance to sharing circles. I won't go into the details of what that resistance looks like, but unless there is someone focused on these happening; various someones find reasons not to have the sharing circles. Attendance at both sharing circles was relatively low, (10 and 12 people) which was discouraging for some. I thought it was a decent beginning, but that discouragement certainly affects morale. My thought is that if we just continue to have them, people will learn that these circles can feel satisfying and perhaps people will look forward to coming. I don't see anyone trying to sabatage these circles. So I'm curious as to what kinds of experiences other communities have had with sharing circles. Has it been easy or difficult? Was it hard to get started? Does the community as a whole decide what the topic will be? If so, how is the decision made? Within a general meeting or another way? Or do individuals within the community post a topic and date and then welcome who ever shows up? Or do you do something else? I appreciate any insights you can give me. Thanks, Becky Schaller Sonora Cohousing Tucson, Arizona _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
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