Edward Carpenter Community
Event Date / Time: 01/08/2012 @ 7:00pm
Event Summary: A Heart Circle is a group of men who share, one at a time, how they are feeling. Each person speaks from the heart.
Venue: LGBT Foundation
5 Richmond Street
Price per Person: Free
Event Full Details: Heart Circles take place in Manchester once a month. Any ECC member is welcome to attend. There is no charge, and you do not need to book. A Heart Circle is a group of men who share, one at a time, how they are feeling. Each person speaks from the heart. Whilst group members are free to say what they wish: no one interrupts and all listen respectfully. This is not so much an opportunity to talk about opinions, ideas, thoughts, so much as feelings. The Heart Circle is not a discussion group. If a member raises an issue that they are concerned about, it is not for others to offer advice, or to comment. However, in the spirit of sharing feelings, it is appropriate to talk about how the concern raised leads you to feel. Themes can sometimes develop in the group, whilst at other times the feelings shared can remain very individual, with nothing particularly following on from one member to the next. Heart Circles last around 1.5 hours and are usually followed by a 30-minute business meeting (there’s no obligation to attend this). Afterwards people usually get together and go for a drink. For any further information about Manchester Heart Circles, please contact Paul Melia via email: firstname.lastname@example.org