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Center for Council
PO Box 292586
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA SERVED: US & International, with base in Southern California
Criminal Justice - Youth, Criminal Justice - Adult, Youth - Prevention Programming, Schools K-12, Higher Ed Campus, Prison and Re-entry, Community Justice / Community Building, International Peace-building, Policy and Legislation
teaching practice of council, group mindfulness and compassion-based interventions
Center for Council offers Council-based trainings and programs that promote social and restorative justice and support individual and community well-being with community-based organizations, businesses, and directly to individuals and groups. Our work enables individuals to cultivate tools for improved communication, find common ground with others and create healthy, compassionate and thriving communities. Council fosters recognition of our shared humanity and interconnectedness and enables individuals to give voice to their stories, to develop mutual respect and compassion for others, to cultivate a wholesome response to challenges and stress and to strengthen wellbeing and resilience in themselves and in their community.
Center for Council envisions a world in which every voice is heard, no one is invisible and everyone has the opportunity to connect to community. To achieve this vision, we trains individuals and communities in the practice of Council, an age-old practice that involves bringing people together in a circle for candid and heartfelt conversations. Center for Council offers a wide range of public workshops and professional trainings in the practice of Council. Training programs are customized to suit the needs of a variety of businesses, communities and systems. In the realm of restorative and social justice, Center for Council creates Council-based programs that enable individuals at odds—including inmates, law enforcement officers, disadvantaged youth, and members of disenfranchised communities—to be seen and heard, to develop tools for increased communication and engagement, to find common ground, and to create compassionate and thriving communities.