experience council & public workshops

Want to experience council for yourself? Learn how to facilitate council circles and dive in deeper to your own experience of council. You'll find details on all of our public council training workshops and online council sessions here.

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public council training workshops


Dive deeper into council and learn skills to facilitate council circles with your family, business or community. We offer 3-levels of training from Foundations of Council Training (CT1) and Deepening Council Training (CT2) to Living Council Training (CT3) delivered in an experiential, in-person workshop setting.

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foundations of council training

(council training level one/CT1)

Explore the fundamentals of council practice through an experiential workshop designed to teach council skills and methodology. Ideal for anyone interested in learning about the practice of council, as well as those who have experience with council and are eager to return to the basics and to reinforce the fundamentals.


deepening council training

(council training level two/CT2)

Deepen your practice, explore council’s application in a variety of settings, and focus on how to address challenging situations in council, as well as your own triggers and blind spots.


living council training

(council training level three/CT3)

For experienced practitioners who are beginning to explore what it means to be a steward of council. This course explores where the practice of council ends and living council begins.

Not sure which workshop is right for you? See our guidance and comparison page

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council training ​for mental health professionals

Are you a mental health professional in ​need of CE contact hours? Our foundational council training (CT1) provides a thorough introduction to the pedagogy and practice of council and offers 15 CE credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.

This workshop is an opportunity to develop your understanding of, fluency with and capacity to engage in and facilitate council.


social connection council

The benefits of council practice are available to all via our online Social Connection Councils. These council circles are open to everyone and encourage slowing down and bearing witness to what it is to be living human in these sometimes overwhelming times. The 90-minute sessions are not trainings, but real-time experiences of council. No prior experience necessary.

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unlimited access

Become a monthly donor and receive unlimited access to ALL Social Connection Councils.


The short answer:  Definitely.

The long answer:  Council has been described as a personal transformative experience that has helped individuals reconnect with themselves, their families, and their co-workers. This is precisely why Beyond Us and Them offers Public Council Training Workshops periodically throughout the course of the year. Public workshops are designed to help you integrate council into your daily life.  

Private Professional Staff Trainings are also available for groups and organizations that have an interest and ability to bring our workshops to them.