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#388784 - 03/08/12 10:54 PM Healing Circle for Euro-African time zones, other
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Healing Circle for the Euro-African Time zone locations starts on Tuesday (March 13th) at 19:00 UTC. This is a drop-in group separate from the general chat. It is set up as a convenient time for those living in the Euro-African time zones, however residents of other time zones are welcome to join in. If interested, please familiarize yourself with the guidelines below, and come join in. Please PM mike13 ahead of the weekly meeting time so he will know to look for you in chat.


Healing Circle
Tuesdays at 19:00 UTC.

In order to promote orderliness and a sense of safety in this environment, some structure and rules have to be in place:
• What is said in the room stays in the room. Confidentiality is important in dealing with sharing sensitive subject matter. If you wish to share about yourself in any threads, then that is totally up to you. The exception will be information we wish to be shared to enhance the site or site management to make MaleSurvivor safer or more effective as a place of recovery.
• Check out with the room before leaving for the evening. Dropping out without a graceful exit tends to raise questions with others like “Did I say something wrong?” If you must leave quickly, try to send the facilitator a quick PM and he can pass that on to the rest of the room. Try also to understand someone may be having technical difficulties that necessitate an unplanned exit.
• No personal attacks or name calling of any kind on other members of the circle. We are all looking for support here, not criticism.
• Information gained from sources outside of the circle (i.e. chat, PMs, etc.) should not be disclosed inside the circle. Confidentiality should be maintained as a two-way street.

FACILITATORS
mike13
Other, to be determined

GROUP INSTRUCTIONS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Meet in chat a few minutes before start time and you will be invited into the private Healing Circle room.


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Below is some information on how the meetings work, please print this out so you can reference it during the meeting.

CHECK IN
When we start the Group, there may be some short announcements before check-in time. Afterwards, when check-in time has arrived, type “CI” if you would like to do a check-in. If you feel inclined to pass, simply type “CI pass.” Check Ins should be a sentence or two about how you are doing

REQUESTING FLOOR TIME
If you have a specific issue to share for the evening which needs some length of time, during check-in time would be the best time to indicate that time is needed for sharing. Simply state that you could “use some time” or “need time.” In a two-hour time frame, the maximum number of people who “need time” is best kept at four or less. If we have eight people needing time, no one would get any productive sharing or feedback for the evening. If there happens to be time after everyone has shared, anyone else who wants to share will be notified via PM that there is X amount of time left if they wish to utilize this.

Always type “done” when you are finished sharing feedback, questions, etc, for your turn. This indicates to the facilitator that the next person can be called upon to share their feedback, question, etc.

FEEDBACK
If you feel compelled to offer feedback for someone, simply type “FB” and when the last person who was sharing types “done” you should be called upon next. Once in a while a person may get skipped amidst the managing of a busy room, and one of us relies on another to keep us up on who requests feedback, so please be patient if you were overlooked, and you will be called upon. If you are the one who is sharing a specific item and desire no feedback, please let the room know by typing “
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#388792 - 03/09/12 01:13 AM Re: Healing Circle for Euro-African time zones, other [Re: FormerTexan]
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This is great news for us outside US!!!
First and last time when I was in chat room at Healing circle I was so sleepy during and afterwards, that I don't have clear memories on that night smile ! Can't wait for it.
Thanks MS, this means a lot smile .

Pero

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#388817 - 03/09/12 08:06 AM Re: Healing Circle for Euro-African time zones, other [Re: peroperic2009]
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Pero looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday Mike


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#388820 - 03/09/12 08:33 AM Re: Healing Circle for Euro-African time zones, other [Re: mike13]
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Wow, this is a long time coming.



Edited by irishguy (03/11/12 06:40 PM)
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#388821 - 03/09/12 09:09 AM Re: Healing Circle for Euro-African time zones, other [Re: irishguy]
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Hey Mike, nice to meet you!
Hi my Irish brother, I've had feeling that such initiative has also been forgotten this time but obviously I was wrong...

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#388929 - 03/10/12 08:32 PM Re: Healing Circle for Euro-African time zones, other [Re: peroperic2009]
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Gents,

I've found in past Healing Circles that in order for an HC to basically work, participation is a must. Four participants is a bare minimum and even that is pushing it.

If initially ten people showed interest, it was typical for 1-2 to drop out after the first or second meeting. Perhaps they decided it wasn't what they were needing, but wanted to give it a try. The number of participants would then go down to eight. Add to this that things just come up for people, and they have to tend to other matters and are unable to join for a given week. Now for a couple weekes in a row the group might be down to six. Then five, and so on. Changing it to a drop-in style group certainly helped in the long run.

It's understandable things come up, and at times people cannot attend. But the fewer people there are, the less likely the group will be productive. I personally do not recall how many people showed interest in 2010, but if it was only four or five, the group would be dead on arrival, following previous trends.

I started a PM with those I knew showed interest this time around, and we discussed for weeks what time would work best for everyone, and during those times I got concerned whether there would be enough participation. It also occurred to me that maybe there could be some participants in North America, aside from our friend mike13, and they can join as well, assuming they are not at work, or in my case sleeping.



Edited by FormerTexan (03/10/12 10:42 PM)
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#391147 - 03/28/12 05:28 AM Re: Healing Circle for Euro-African time zones, other [Re: FormerTexan]
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Hi folks.

Just a reminder that there is always room to join this Healing Circle if it fits your schedule best. From what I hear, it is working out well for our fellow survivors in the Europe and African time zones. People in other time zones are welcome to join in as well.

Andy
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#396579 - 05/09/12 07:13 AM Re: Healing Circle for Euro-African time zones, other [Re: FormerTexan]
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Hi everyone we will be suspending Euro Healing Circle til Sept. due to summer vacations please look for a restart in Sept. Thanks Mike

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#410629 - 09/19/12 01:45 PM Re: Healing Circle for Euro-African time zones, other [Re: FormerTexan]
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Posts: 8
Hi Mike

Any update on when these will resume?

D.

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#410715 - 09/20/12 06:23 AM Re: Healing Circle for Euro-African time zones, other [Re: FormerTexan]
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I'm also interested to proceed further after summer break smile ?

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