Episode #192 with Jalaja Bonheim- The Magic of Circlework

Episode #192 with Jalaja Bonheim- The Magic of Circlework. Jalaja Bonheim, Ph.D., is an internationally acclaimed speaker, an award-winning author, and one of the world’s foremost experts in the use of circle gatherings as a tool for healing and empowering women. She is the founder of the Institute for Circlework and has trained hundreds of Circlework leaders from around the world, including the Middle East, where her circles unite Jewish and Palestinian women. Her new book, The Magic of Circlework: The Practice Women from Around the World Are Using to Heal and Empower Themselves, reveals the concepts and tools that make Circlework such a magical experience. Learn more at www.magicofcirclework.com.


The big idea: Today, millions are living in what could be described as a state of spiritual famine. Many are no longer involved in the religious practice or find that religion fails to provide the spiritual nourishment they crave. Spiritual famine usually goes undiagnosed, yet it’s no less painful than physical famine, causing symptoms that range from anxiety and depression to addiction and violence.
The so what: Spiritual famine can be overcome. In recent years, thousands of women have used a practice called Circlework to co-create an entirely new kind of spiritual community — one based not on beliefs or ideologies but on a simple commitment to kindness, peace and global sisterhood.
  • How participants tap into Circlework to heal themselves and their relationships
  • Getting beyond just talking and utilizing nonverbal means to evoke centeredness and peace
  • The symbolism of the circle and why it remains a powerful structure for connecting to sacred wisdom
  • What diverse groups of people are adopting Circlework as a healing practice, including Palestinian and Israeli women, corporate board members and Yoga centers
  • How to find moments of retreat even for those unable to attend formal Circlework retreats

RECOMMENDED BOOK: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

YOUR #1 VALUE: Kindness

GOLD NUGGET: Find a circle that you feel safe in

WHAT DOES RISE UP FOR YOU MEAN TO YOU? The whole planet earth and women speaking out in defense of our plant! A literal rising up!


  • WEBSITE: www.jalajabonheim.com,
  • magicofcirclework.com www.instituteforcirclework.org,
  • Social media:
    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sacredego
    • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jalaja_bonheim/
    • Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/52586.

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