Our methods integrate both ancient wisdoms and traditions and modern learning and approaches. As an organization, we respond to the rapidly changing conditions of our world with practiced tools for connection and healing.
We begin by researching the best communication tools available for growth and development. In circle, we cultivate a connected, confidential, and inclusive space. In the presence of peers, one is seen for the truth of who they are and learns to deeply empathize with others. We can see and respect differing points of view, even if we do not agree.
Our faculty are highly-trained seasoned professionals. We guide each circle through a proven process of communication. Conflict is not avoided, instead used precisely and effectively to expand our own perspective. Growth, deep connection and healing are the result.
To be in relationship successfully takes both education and practice. Our Teen Talking Circle Facilitator Trainings are a transformative journey into Circle in Truth Methodology through research-based education, clear systems and immersive, experiential practice. We have been training Circle Facilitators for decades on how to communicate with depth of connection, navigate triggers from their own teen years, create sacred space, hold a circle and accelerate mutual growth for participants. Youth learn to take the skills they learn in circle outside circle into all their relationships; with parents, teachers, friends, and in their communities.
CIT offers an Introductory 4-day Teen Talking Circle Facilitator Training, as well as more advanced trainings, multiple times a year.. Anyone can facilitate a circle if they have the desire and are willing to do their own work. Our participants have included: therapists, mentors, counselors, parents, coaches, teachers, and youth serving organization leaders.
The skills and practices of circle, learned in our workshops and trainings, can be used by anyone, anywhere at anytime. When we realize how simple and rewarding it is to build real connection, we can’t help but practice these skills everywhere we go.