With the success of the Winter Festival, we’ve all had a change to get to know each other by participating in fun collaborative events within our teams. But now I’d like to prepare one more special event to help consolidate and foster our community bonds, by getting to know each other on a more personal level, and maybe even help each other.
A sharing circle involves gathering on a Discord voice call to take turns sharing their personal experiences with an encouraging and supportive audience. It’ll be up to each individual member to decide how much they’re willing to share, but it’s important that everyone in the group remain attentive and supportive, so everyone can speak without fear of judgement. Group proceedings will be facilitated by me as a host to make sure things proceed smoothly. This kind of environment may be a little confronting, but I believe that for those of you interested in this kind of activity, it will be very rewarding.
Everything spoken within these groups is to be kept within the groups and not shared elsewhere without expressed permission of the speaker. And please refrain from dropping names to specific people, try to keep things vague to protect privacy.
The theme of this Sharing Circle is Relationships. Your homework for the week is to think of all the relationships in your life, whether they be friends or family or lovers, and reflect upon the nature and quality of these relationships, and how they impact your life. Then I want you all to ask yourselves, how am I satisified with these relationships, and how do I wish they could be better? Think less about specific relationships and specific problems, and more about broader patterns of how all your relationships manifest and how you’d like your relationships to be. It’s up to you how much you want to share with the group, but keep the answer in mind before we begin.
At the end of the event once everybody has had an opportunity to speak, we will take a moment for everybody to anonymously write one thing they like or appreciate in each of the other members of the group. I really wanna promote those good vibes and leave everyone feeling warm and fuzzy at the end of the session.
There are three sessions available for this Sharing Circle. Please vote for all the events you’ll be free to attend, and I’ll do my best to split up the groups evenly. I look forward to chatting with you all!
- Session 1: Friday the 11th 23:00 UTC
- Session 2: Saturday the 12th 8:00 UTC
- Session 3: Saturday the 12th 16:00 UTC