Wisdom Circles


the mindfulness group therapy to help you transform your trauma into wisdom for mental emotional health


Join a Wisdom Circle with nina be to gather with other individuals whose hearts also ache, whose minds also race, whose dreams also beckon for Truth...


Your trauma CAN transform.

It will become the Wisdom.

of your truth.


hi, I'm nina be


I started Wisdom Circles in 1978 as a theater exercise to help myself & fellow performers build & grow our living stories with trust, of ourselves & each other.


Because I was so DONE with the pathology of trauma in this crazy world we live in, I brought my Wisdom Circle Method from its theatrical roots into the intersection of Dance, Spiritual Practice & Psychology.


There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING, sick or bad or broken about you. We call the process of transforming trauma into TRUTH, "taming dragons,"
so that we can live mindfully.


Testimonial

 

The Wisdom Circle Method developed & facilitated by nina be is so profoundly powerful that it was studied by researchers at Duke University.

What Participants Say...


“I joined to find some ease in my body & mind.”

-J Dupuis


“I’m enthused about being good to myself.”

-Ananda


“The approach was brilliant & transformative.”

-Jacqueline Rodriquez 



Come Gather With Us

We want you to have the support when you need it.





With your Annual Wisdom Circle Membership, you have access to Sunday & Wednesday groups.




We have found through research, that people have most benefited from attending monthly Wisdom Circles consistently throughout the year.




Sundays

is a women's group.


2022 start dates

March 6, 2022 - 4-week group

April 4, 2022 - 4-week group

June 5, 2022 - 4-week group

July 3, 2022 - 4-week group

Sept 11, 2022 - 7-week group

Nov 6, 2022 - 4-week group



Wednesdays

is an inclusive group for every body.


2022 start dates

Feb 2, 2022

Mar 2, 2022

April 6, 2022

June 1, 2022

July 6, 2022

Sept 7, 2022

Oct 5, 2022

Nov 2, 2022



Only $1200/year

(This a $1500 savings)

Upcoming Wisdom Circles

with nina be

Sunday 4-week

mindfulness group

March 6, 13, 20, 27

Sunday Nights 6-8pm (EST)



This mindfulness group therapy practice is an in-depth exploration of mental emotional health with yoga, breathing, meditation, writing, and discussion.
We welcome you as you are with this trauma-informed approach.



$225


For female-identifying persons.

Registration closes March 3rd

contact us with your questions


Wednesday 4 week mindfulness group

Feburary 2, 9, 16, 23, 2022

Wednesday Nights 6-8pm (EST)



This mindfulness group therapy practice is an in-depth exploration of mental emotional health with yoga, breathing, meditation, writing, and discussion.
We welcome you as you are with this trauma-informed approach.



$225


Registration closes January 31st contact us with your questions


The Wisdom Circle Method


The Wisdom Circle Method developed & facilitated by nina be and has been studied by researchers at Duke University for its power to transform trauma. It draws on a wide range of ancient wisdom and modern knowledge.


  • Each Wisdom Circle begins with paying attention to the simple act of breathing into the body, as an introduction to feeling more alive, as stress is relieved. (MindBody Centering Yoga)


  • We then, rest together and notice feeling each part of the body, with respect and curiosity, in order to to reduce emotional reactivity and increase self-regulation. (Yoga Nidra)


  • As we slowly move, the body is invited to feel more comfort and calm for self regulation and health. (Polyvagal Theory)


  • The core relationship for our lives is with our bodies. When we understand the body better, how it grows and expresses, we understand how we are really doing in the world, moment to moment. This is embodiment. (Body Mind Centering)


  • As we develop a sense of Self, we can move into relationships with others, with knowledge of our tendencies of reactivity, which may be rooted in patterns of behavior from generations of familial, cultural, societal and spiritual practices. (Humanism/Family Systems)


  • The central portion of the session explores our expressive writing to strengthen each person’s voice and positive identity. (Expressive Writing)


  • We find that shifting into a more positive narrative and self talk can relieve the pressure of hopelessness, positive aspects of the human experience that make life worth living. (Positive Psychology)


  • Trauma happens on a spectrum, so waves of intensity ebb and flow. As we learn to tend to moment-to-moment conditions, we feel less abandoned and more supported, hence trusting ourselves. (C- PTSD research from Van de Kolk @ Trauma Institute)


  • Each Wisdom Circle Gathering ends with using a powerful mind-body-heart affirmation for processing where we are, where we may go and our commitment to stay with ourselves through it all. (EFT)


Why We Gather


We gather in Wisdom Circle cohorts to collectively witness & experience opportunities & invitations for our trauma to transform.

By learning together to be with the feelings & experiences & embodiment we have access to in the present moment, we find our Wisdom.