Circling Cornwall CIC

Thank you for taking an interest in Circling Cornwall CIC and our website. We exist to inspire and develop communities: increase wellbeing through Circling and related activities such as guided meditation, overcome social isolation, tackle poverty, create Circling facilitators and leaders, protect against discrimination and support those who experience it.

  What we offer

Circling Cornwall’s work prioritizes Cornwall, but is not limited to Cornwall: in principle everyone is welcome.

We are pleased to announce our bi-annual celebration: Circling Cornwall Fun Gathering for a Core-Phew at Arillas, Corfu, Greece, first week of May and October, respectively.

Please contact us for a brochure / more information.

Gatherings take place in a beautiful setting with guaranteed sun and warmth. They are a great way to kick off or celebrate as a finale, a summer of beach Circling, with an extra emphasis on wellnessrelaxation, playing together, human connection and fitness integration. As ever, this is fully inclusive. The fitness opportunities will work for the fittest and also the gentlest of exercise temperaments.

To purchase a spot on our next gathering in Corfu, from Wednesday 4 May to Sunday 8 May 2022, click here, then contact us via the form to let us know who this ticket is for, how, when, where you plan to arrive (as far as you can predict) on 4/5//22 and of any dietary requirements.

We started the seasonal BEACH BATH (Beach Authenticity - Tea Herbal) sessions in spring of 2018 and will continue them in Cornwall each summer. They will always be free. Our BeachBATHs, in person events on various beaches in Cornwall have been so successful, give us the experience as well as skills to build brilliant Gatherings on other beaches everywhere.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we increased our online offering as in person events were either discouraged or often no longer legal. During December 2020 we also offered free daily check-in calls until Christmas 2020. We have qualified teachers and teaching assistants working with us and offered regular academic and emotional support for young people unable to attend school with their parents until schools re-opened in the UK in early 2021.

After thousands of attendees benefitted in 2021 we continue to offer online Circling every Thursday, in both the morning and evening, UK time. We fund this for our core community and any community we have created and trained. For others, it is now on a subscription basis. See the details here.

Contact us to participate on a Thursday

We welcome your attendance and you don't have to have experienced the practice before: welcoming those new to Circling is an important part of this service we provide, (we run 4 open sessions a year) as is welcoming those more experienced.

All are welcome to our Circling sessions, days,  weekends. Some activities are closed group / by invitation and not always publicised so it is worth getting in touch contact us if you can’t find activities that fit for you and to check if anything else is happening. 

Please also / like / follow our Facebook (joining our groups there) and Instagram pages to best stay abreast of our activities and offers.

We are planning a conference for professionals and established Circling groups, also providing opportunities for them to showcase their best practice and services. We now hope to run this either late in 2022 or subsequent years now: as soon as it is viable following the Covid-19 pandemic and full recovery of its effects.

We run bespoke retreats  in the alluring, rugged, peaceful and inspiring south west of the UK. The communities we have created often come together with the facilitators in each making up the team for these retreat events.

We offer Circling training. This is designed for those who may facilitate for us and / or use Circling in their professional lives with others. We have extended our training to include in person and online offerings. Please take a look at our Facebook events if you want taught courses.

Previous participants have not only been employed by us, they have started their own communities that we support, including Circling Connor Downs and Circling Camel Estuary.

We are passionate about addressing the often stigmatised loneliness pandemic in the UK and building ongoing mental resilience. In autumn of 2020 we met with health professionals and are now receiving social prescription referrals for people with loneliness, social anxiety, depression, ongoing mental health needs and support. 

We especially (but not exclusively) welcome young people of 18 - 25 years to our sessions both online and in person. Recent evidence and resesearch identify this age group to be most likely to suffer significantly from chronic loneliness often accompanied by social isolation.

Last and not least, for businesses and organisations, we offer bespoke Consultancy through Intentional Authentic Relating or Consultiar (since 2017). This is designed according to your organisational communication and team working needs. 

For example, it may be that you've got a great culture, excellent people, yet a recent restructure, loss of key (often senior) colleagues or even shocks such as the Covid-19 pandemic has recently resulted in some concerning indicators. 

We can usually best help if you are noticing people (including children in educational settings) don't seem to bring their full selves to work. It isn't always the case, but contexts in which we often diagnose and offer solutions include:

- Boldness to risk bringing creativity and ingenuity is stunted
- Changes in circumstances that have led to loss of trust
- Poor communication or assertiveness lead to a drop in productivity

Please contact us to set up a creative conversation and needs analysis.