Listening Circles

Our Services

Listening Circles

In a world where distractions abound and genuine human connection is increasingly rare, we proudly present “Listening Circles,” a transformative service designed to foster deep, meaningful conversations and create spaces for authentic connection and personal growth.

Listening Circles is a unique and powerful platform that brings individuals together in a safe and supportive environment, providing an opportunity to truly be heard and understood. Drawing inspiration from ancient traditions of circle gatherings, this service offers a modern approach to facilitate open dialogue, active listening, and compassionate sharing.

At the heart of Listening Circles is the belief that everyone has a story to tell and deserves to be listened to without judgment or interruption. These circles provide a space for individuals to express themselves, share their experiences, and explore their thoughts and emotions in a non-hierarchical setting. Participants take turns speaking and listening, creating an atmosphere of mutual respect, empathy, and trust.

Through the Listening Circles service, individuals can connect with others from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives, fostering a sense of unity and understanding. Whether seeking emotional support, personal growth, or simply a place to be heard, participants can find solace and validation within these circles.

Listening Circles are guided by skilled facilitators who ensure that the space remains safe, inclusive, and respectful. These facilitators provide gentle guidance, encouraging participants to engage in active listening and authentic sharing. By offering prompts and asking open-ended questions, they create an atmosphere conducive to self-reflection, empathy, and personal transformation.

Participating in Listening Circles can have profound benefits for individuals and communities. By actively listening to others’ stories and perspectives, participants develop empathy, understanding, and a broader worldview. These circles provide an opportunity for personal growth, self-discovery, and the cultivation of emotional intelligence.

Listening Circles are not confined to physical spaces; they can also be conducted online, allowing individuals from different parts of the world to come together and connect. This flexibility enables anyone with an internet connection to participate, expanding the reach and accessibility of this transformative service.

The Centre's Goal

The Centre’s goal is to help you resolve actual or potential conflicts. CCRE programmes, training and services can provide crucial support for reducing the risks of conflict and litigation. To this end, the Centre is committed to equipping individuals, groups, and organisations to successfully address and resolve various forms of conflict.

Our Promise

Whatever the outcome of the process of resolving a particular conflict, the Centre believes the results for all parties can consistently include satisfaction with the process and an appreciation for training as well as utilising individuals who serve as neutrals to help individuals, groups and organisations address their particular circumstances and needs.

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Our Process

Easy Steps To Conflict Resolution

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Initial Consultation

The process begins with an initial consultation where the mediator meets with the conflicted parties, either together or individually, to understand the nature and context of the conflict. This session helps set the ground rules for respectful communication and defines the scope and goals of the mediation.


Facilitated Dialogue

The mediator guides the parties through a structured conversation, encouraging them to express their feelings, needs, and perspectives. Through active listening and constructive communication, the mediator helps parties gain a better understanding of each other's positions and uncover common ground.


Agreement and Resolution

In the final stage, the mediator assists the parties in crafting a mutually agreeable resolution. This agreement should address the concerns and needs of all parties, aiming for a win-win situation. The mediator ensures that the agreement is clear, realistic, and that all parties are committed to adhering to it.


Let's make things better together.

CCRE Europe seeks to consistently deliver high-quality services, grounded in the principles of respect, empathy, and mutual understanding.

The emphasis placed on effective listening skills as part of the Mediation Training Course was most helpful. Improving this strength leads to more effective questions being asked by the Mediator which in turn often leads to a positive outcome for the affected parties

Elizabeth O’Rourke
    Elizabeth O’Rourke

    The Advance Mediation training has been instrumental in giving me the skills to understand the role of a mediator, namely to be a facilitator and not a solution giver. I also learnt that people need to be heard and mediation creates a safe space where this can take place.

    Precious Madubeko
      Precious Madubeko