social connection councils

online council circles are open to all

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join us online for a social connection council

Compassion begins with leaning in, listening from the heart and making connection. Now more than ever, our communities are in need of connection. Social Connection Councils offer a place for us to come together to nurture our own wellbeing, which increases our capacity to do good in the world.

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"I loved my experience in the Social Connection Council. Jared set the tone for authentic expression and connecting in a safe non-judgmental environment. It was really great to connect with people all over the country."

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a space to be heard

Whether you are an experienced council trainer, or you’ve never participated in a council before, these sessions are for you. SCCs offer a stress-free space for people to be seen and heard, and a facilitated practice for connecting to ourselves and our community through mutual respect, deep listening and authenticity.

how it works

When you join a Social Connection Council you will be guided by an experienced Council Trainer who will provide basic instruction on the practice and form of council. All are invited to settle in and listen to one another, without judgment, and to speak from the heart. What emerges is a reflection of our shared humanity and collective wisdom.

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booking & costs

Social Connection Council’s are offered through a choose-what-you-pay model. Donations and program fees support Beyond Us & Them’s ability to offer transformative programming to incarcerated men and women, law enforcement, healthcare workers, educators and community leaders. ​

​SCCs are offered throughout the month and usually are hosted by Executive Director, Jared Seide. Check out our upcoming schedule below and we look forward to seeing you in a circle soon!

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unlimited access

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