This is confusing to me. Sometimes the lounge ends up being a healing circle, without actually becoming the healing circle ( check in, etc...) If this has become the purpose for the lounge, can chat be made so that we can choose to go other rooms right away, or something. Its hard, both from confusing and intensity perspectives to walk into a story unanticipatingly. I don't mind that its talked about, I just wish we could know this. It was my understanding that the lounge was for general chit chat, and off topic or general discussions. If I 'don't get it' please let me know. I am not trying to control or prevent discussions, merely to have some place ( was the lounge ) where I can just 'hang' with my fellow survivors, and keep it light and real, if I don't want to indulge intense or triggering conversations and topics. This isn't an attack on, or a reference to, any specific situation or person. Its a general concern, shared I think by many. Especially for newbies, or those not doing so well at any given time, 'walking' right into what amounts to a healing circle, with no prior knowledge or willingness, can be, at the least, confusing.