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The Magic of Circlework: The Practice Women Around the World Are Using to Heal

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Today, millions are living in what could be described as a state of spiritual famine. Many are no longer involved in religious practice, or find that religion fails to provide the spiritual nourishment they crave. Spiritual famine usually goes undiagnosed, yet it's no less painful than physical famine, causing symptoms that range from anxiety and depression to addiction and violence.

Spiritual famine can be overcome. In recent years, thousands of women have used a practice called Circlework to co-create an entirely new kind of spiritual community -- one based not on beliefs or ideologies but on a simple commitment to kindness, peace and global sisterhood.

Jalaja Bonheim, Ph.D., is an internationally acclaimed speaker and award winning author, and one of the world's foremost experts in the use of circle gatherings as a tool for healing. She is founder of the Institute for Circlework. She has led circles for over three decades and trained hundreds of Circlework leaders from around the world. She can describe both the group practice and individual practice that attract so many to Circlework, including:

  • How participants tap into Circlework to heal themselves and their relationships
  • Getting beyond just talking and utilizing nonverbal means to evoke centeredness and peace
  • The symbolism of the circle and why it remains a powerful structure for connecting to sacred wisdom
  • What diverse groups of people are adopting Circlework as a healing practice, including Palestinian and Israeli women, corporate board members and Yoga centers
  • How to find moments of retreat even for those unable to attend formal Circlework retreats