The Circlework Training Manual
A Companion Guide to The Magic of Circlework
Published by the Institute for Circlework
March 1, 2018
Women’s hunger for authentic intimacy has drawn thousands to Circlework, a group process taught by Jalaja Bonheim, PhD. Now, for the first time, she is publicly sharing the powerful tools and concepts of Circlework. This manual will give you access to a wealth of practical guidance for deepening the level of intimacy and authenticity in groups you facilitate or participate in. With transcripts, meditations, troubleshooting advice and bonus online materials!
Founder of the Institute for Circlework, Jalaja Bonheim is also the award-winning author of many books. She is an internationally acclaimed speaker and teacher and one of the world’s foremost experts on the use of circle gatherings as a tool for healing, awakening and empowering women. She has trained women from around the world in the art of Circlework and views circle gatherings as an essential tool for our times.
If you have not experienced Circlework first-hand, please be sure to read The Magic of Circlework: The Practice Women Around the World are Using to Heal and Empower Themselves before you start working with this manual. The material covered in The Magic of Circlework provides the essential foundation that will enable you to use this manual effectively.
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A masterful book on how to launch a successful group dedicated to empowering participants. Jalaja’s treatment of every aspect of group work reflect her many years of experience as Circlework teacher and trainer. The Manual addresses all the practicalities of setting up a group, exercises to use during a session, and common challenges one may encounter when engaged in deep work. I’ve never seen such a rich compilation of exercises, some of which I’ll use in my own groups. The layout is beautiful and easily accessible. If you are a group leader or aspire to be one, this book is a must!
Alice McDowell, author of Hidden Treasure: How to Break Free of Five Patterns that Hide Your True Self
The Circlework Training Manual is incredible! Jalaja did a masterful job of taking a complex spiritual experience and putting it into a clear linear form.
Seena Axel, PhD, Counselor
The Circlework Training Manual is a seminal guide—clear, comprehensive yet accessible. Jalaja concisely outlines the essential steps to creating circles that are sacred, magical, transformative, and profoundly intimate. An extraordinary resource for leaders in schools, colleges, retreat centers, spiritual centers, community organizations, hospitals, corporations and conferences!
Michelle Jurika, MA, Circlework Leader