ORGANIZE A CIRCLE
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We believe community makes all the difference in whether we thrive, or just get by. With Wonder Circles, you can practice developing a better relationship with the voices of Wonder and Worry in a brave space alongside others doing the same.
Register now to get our Organizers Guide, interactive worksheets, and a chance to list your gathering in our global directory!
Getting started is simple: pick a spot, a date, and invite people!
We'll ensure your experience hosting a circle is easy and fun.
With our simple one-page Organizers Guide as well as templates for finding attendees and worksheets everyone can use at the gathering, you'll have everything you need to host a gathering people will love.
All you need to do to begin is commit to making it happen!
All Wonder Circle organizers receive:
One-sheet organizer guide
Quick and handy tips to hosting your first Circle. This simple process applies to organizing just about anything!
Printable activity sheets
Give participants easy prompts to stimulate conversation and fresh perspectives. Simple but powerful!
Help finding your first participants
Want to organize but not sure where your attendees will come from? Our handy guide will make it easy.
Wonder Circle Organizer FAQs
Below you'll find a few of the most frequently asked questions about organizing Wonder Circles.
How does a Wonder Cirle work?
It start with the rallying of a small group of 8 to 15 people.
The gathering begins with light mingling, then an introduction from the organizer, then a series of activities designed to give everyone an opportunity to see and be seen. Breakout sessions between pairs of people will lead back to a full group discussion.
Where does it take place?
A Wonder Circle can happen anywhere that a sense of privacy and comfort can be established. This can be in a living room in someone’s home, a yoga studio, a camp site, or a conference room. What’s important is that the venue be conducive to people opening up and getting real about where they’re at and where they’re going.
When does it take place?
Wonder Circles can take place over lunch, as part of an existing social gathering, or in the evening.
Who participates in a Wonder Circle?
Anyone and everyone who is willing to commit to playing well with others can join. Young or old, male or female, tall or short, everyone has work to do when it comes to worry and wonder.
There is at least one organizer, who is in charge of making the event happen. Everyone else is a participant, which means committing to showing up and holding a safe space for everyone else present.
What goes into making a Wonder Circle great?
A successful Wonder Circle has just the right mix of ingredients:
- A dedicated, reliable organizer
- A warm, comfortable venue:
- An enclosed space that is private
- Some wine and/or light refreshments
- Soft surfaces for people to sit on
- Soft lighting
- Perhaps some gentle, enlivening aromas
- Light, calming music in the beginning and end
- An agreeable meeting time
- A core group of people who are bought into the idea and comfortable getting vulnerable
- A mix of newcomers for whom this is maybe a little scary
- Participants who are willing to practice witnessing and receiving over offering solutions
OK, I'm ready! How do I begin?
Register here to get started!