Anytime we can think of an image we are familiar with, (an existing neuro pathway) we are more able to remember things we associate to that image.
For teaching storytellers Restorative Justice Storytelling process, I ask people to associate the stages of storytelling to a baseball diamond.
For people learning Circles a Railroad Crossing sign. I just typed up a handout (Memory Tool for explaining Circle) for tomorrows Keeper Meeting.
I have a few changes, the L on the left changes, but this Memory Tool can be a quick and easy way to learn how to ‘Circle-speak’ . . . Circle-speak is developing the language that opens hearts.
Circle-speak is . . .
. . . inviting over authoritative
. . . suggestive over directive
. . . about opportunities over rules
. . . supportive over assumptive
. . . from the heart, open, honest and genuine
You say things not always heard in everyday conversations . . .
. . . listening with the ears of your heart
. . . speaking your wisest words
To bring people to a deeper space of connection . . . connect with the deepest parts of yourself. Be congruent about your most positive beliefs in people. Be open to your own heart being changed by Circle.
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