Watch on Vimeo:
Creating a Listening Community: Introduction to Restorative Circles

Watch on Vimeo: “Creating a Listening Community: Introduction to Restorative Circles” This video was recorded live for the Unitarian Universalist 2020 General Assembly held in June of 2020. We introduce you to a series of exercises which highlight things that get in the way of our being able to truly listen to another person. If you watch the video with a group from your community, you can pause the video for the breakout sessions which can be done in pairs. Share with one another what you notice about being the listener or being the speaker.

Watch on Vimeo: “Creating a Listening Community: Introduction to Restorative Circles” This video was recorded live for the Unitarian Universalist 2020 General Assembly held in June of 2020. We introduce you to a series of exercises which highlight things that get in the way of our being able to truly listen to another person. If you watch the video with a group from your community, you can pause the video for the breakout sessions which can be done in pairs. Share with one another what you notice about being the listener or being the speaker.

Watch on Vimeo:
Creating a Listening Community: A Restorative Circle Demonstration

Watch on Vimeo: “Creating a Listening Community: A Restorative Circle Demonstration” This video was recorded for the Unitarian Universalist Association 2021 General Assembly. We offer a description of the Restorative Circle process and share a demonstration Circle based on a discussion of the implementation of the 8th Principle (https://www.8thprincipleuu.org/). Watch as the members of this imaginary community address a conflict that has created disruption amongst the leadership. The use of reflective listening slows the conversation down and allows for the feelings and needs to be shared. They begin to build a plan to address what they have learned.