Applied to Notes on Empathy by David Gross 1y ago
Applied to Emotional microscope by pchvykov 2y ago
Applied to Looking and the no-self by Multicore 3y ago
Applied to The Third Circle by Multicore 3y ago
Created by jimrandomh at 3y
Applied to Circling by jimrandomh 3y ago
Applied to The First Circle by jimrandomh 3y ago
Applied to The Second Circle by jimrandomh 3y ago

Circling is a group "meditative", "relational" practice. Typically, a group of people sit in a circle and deliberately focus their attention the emotions and experiences of each participant in the group. Communication is usually restricted to the topic of what the individuals in the Circle are experiencing in the present moment, particular their attitudes, feelings, and reactions to others in the group.

Circling may offer benefits in greater awareness of oneself, others, and the interpersonal dynamics between the two. Since social relations are so key to human wellbeing and at the heart of so many psychological challenges, Circling can be of key interest to anyone trying optimize themselves. It may also foster better relationships and cooperation with others.

However, Circling originated outside the LessWrong community and many feel that the practice does not have sufficient evidence behind it for it to so widely admired within the Rationalist community.