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Center for Council

Center for Council is a small but rapidly growing organization that offers Council-based programs and trainings that promote communication, enhance wellbeing, build community and foster compassion within the criminal and social justice fields. Council is a mindfulness-based practice derived from many ancient forms of communicating in a circle. Council engenders deep listening without judgment, fosters an atmosphere of respect for ourselves and for others, promotes empathy, dissolves barriers to cooperation, and builds understanding and community. Center for Council’s work is focused on inflection points throughout the social justice continuum; the organization offers programs in schools, prisons, law enforcement agencies, and community based organizations, and trainings for groups and individuals from all professions and walks of life.