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Welcome to Circling Europe!

Circling and Surrendered Leadership are practices that involve looking at and being intimate with the structures of one’s personal reality, which includes how we make sense of experience, individually and collectively. We find these practices to consistently deliver deeply meaningful experiences, and believe a few clarifications can make this accessible to you. Because Circling is unique, carrying over assumptions from other practices can lead to misunderstandings about who we are, what we do, and how you are invited to engage. It is our intention to make it clear what Circling is and isn't.

Read over the following statements to determine whether or not Circling will be a good fit for you.



  • We see you as a free agent capable of honest self-assessment and responsible choice
  • This is an invitation to take responsibility for:
    • yourself and your experience
    • choices you’re making about what you’re accepting as true and significant
    • how you’re participating in and helping to sustain your situation
    • the beliefs and choices you’re bringing to the situation (wittingly or unwittingly) that are informing your experience.
  • We refer generally to the willingness to take responsibility in these terms as “owning your experience.”

Not Psychotherapy

Circling and Surrendered Leadership as we practice them lead to transformational growth, but we do this through surrender, self-leadership, and interconnection rather than aiming for healing outcomes directly (like many modalities do). While honoring a wide variety of wisdom and psychological discernments from many schools of thought, we do not follow a therapeutic model of diagnosis and treatment. Our method is educational. Our emphasis is connection.

Circling Europe’s facilitators and coaches are guides in a journey of presence, connection, and aliveness. We do not prescribe choices or actions. We are not psychotherapists (although we love psychotherapy and highly recommend it); we do not see you as being in a therapeutic relationship with our facilitators. We work in the present moment, assuming wholeness that can include greater wholeness, exploring connection, staying mindful to notice the cost of reality choices and labels that too easily lead to misunderstanding or pathologizing. We bring a fresh set of eyes to what is happening, with the aim of understanding how updating our beliefs about what is happening can update our reality.

Circling and Surrendered Leadership:

  • Are practices of connection and meditation
  • Aim is to reveal more presence
  • Are open and intimate forums where we encourage our participants to speak and explore evolutionary ideas such as “getting somewhere” or the intent to grow and develop, but we do not presume that these things are the drivers of experience. Paradoxically this often results in accelerated development by bringing to light previously unseen motivations and agendas.
  • Maintain a non-goal orientation that is encapsulated in the principle of “being with the other in their world.”

The Structure and Expectations of Leadership

You may have specific expectations about what a leader should do, or what a practice group should look like and include. We may not follow these expectations, partially because we may not know what they are (and you may not either!). Some examples are:

  • Telling people what to do
  • Stating the “right way” to act
  • Making sure everyone gets along
  • That the internal experiences of the leaders are not part of the process
  • That the leaders will provide a clear interpretation of what is happening, why it is happening and the way it is happening. We will always act in ways that serve good practice, which may or may not include providing such clarity).

In lieu of these, we adhere to the precepts of “Surrendered Leadership,” inviting you to “lead” yourself in any way you feel is right for you—taking a bathroom break whenever you need, for example, asking a question—and to “lead” the group in full acknowledgement that others are practicing the same sort of self-leadership and to consider their responses as feedback to that leadership, in the context of the moment. This invitation to listen to the voice of inner direction follows the principle of “trust your experience.”


Is this Right for You?

Our workshops can be intense. People encounter places, states, emotions, beliefs, and sensations in themselves and others that are sometimes unfamiliar. We explore the unknown, the volatile, the ambiguous, as well as welcome emotions many deem as “negative” or “inappropriate” such as feelings of inadequacy, anger, sexuality, and joy. We refer to the willingness to feel difficult and uncomfortable truths as the “commitment to connection,” which of course includes a willingness to set appropriate boundaries, and speak a desire for space, distance, and non-contact. By attending our events you take responsibility for choosing to leave the practice or participate in any given moment—which might include getting intimate with these kinds of experiences.

We will often explore multiple sides of seeming opposites at once, such as independence and interdependence, chaos and order, agreement and disagreement. We believe this can reveal an underlying unity of the immediacy of experience.

If the above description of our workshops sounds potentially overwhelming or destabilizing for you, if you have mental illness or significant emotional challenges that you feel may be exacerbated by this type of transformational environment, or if you are not sure that you can be self-directed in taking care of your needs during the event, then we advise you not to enroll.

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Oslo SAS starting 12th December

This course develops leaders, in the widest sense of the word - empowered people taking inspiring action in the world. 

It will immerse you into the wide ranging magic of Circling from the basics up to the cutting edge of the practice - Surrendered Leadership. This is a leadership sourced from our embodied clarity and an expansive letting go. It creates an amplified field and profound group flow that’s catalytic for personal transformation. 

Led by: Sean Wilkinson and team

This can be deep and potentially confronting work that impacts on multiple levels. Please schedule an exploratory call with Sean before purchasing to make sure this is a good fit.

In person attendance dates:
  • 12th-15th December 2024 (1st weekend)
  • 13th-16th March 2025 (2nd weekend)
  • 12th-15th June 2025 (3rd weekend)

Venue to be confirmed. The training is non-residential.

Email [email protected] for more information.

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What People Are Saying:

Take SAS if you want to communicate more clearly, deliberately, directly and intentionally.

Gayle, Texas

I feel more expansive and inclusive now, and I seem to have a new curiosity towards life. I feel more Surrendered and ecstatic as I watch life reveal itself. I’m so grateful to have a place and a practice to continue growing into myself. I feel so lucky to get to feel with others the unified field that presence, truth, time, and space create. It’s basically the closest I’ve gotten to experiencing God, since child birth or death of a loved one. Thank you CE for creating this incredible opportunity.

Christina, Texas

The first SAS I went to was the first time I really got to experience what it's like for me to be in a new group, where I don't know how to relate or what to say or what's OK. I could see myself, the person I've always been, from a new perspective. And I could really see her and the tensions and the ups-and-downs, from moment to moment. I've grown so much from the years of Circling practice I've done since... I'm now able to reflect back with love and kindness toward all my past selves, as well as toward my current self.

Lauren, California

Given that 6 out of 7 terminally ill heart patients cannot change their lifestyle despite the intensity and urgency to do so, it’s remarkable how CE guides virtually participant through a true transformation. My life is full of meaningful relationships, my company earns higher profits, my day is filled with mystery and a sense of awe, and my mind uses every experience to continually transform itself. These are all symptoms of the real change that occurred in me by working with CE - a true transformation of my consciousness.

Griffin, Texas

I have participated in SAS not once but twice, and I wholeheartedly intend to take the SAS journey again in the future. The program has supported profound shifts in my capacity to take responsibility for what I would like to see manifest in my own life and in the world; in my capacity to recognize, respect, and empathize with the complexity of perspectives inherent in human relationships; and to integrate previously abstruse spiritual teachings into lived experienced.


Circling has completely transformed my life and relationships. The practice has helped me become a better friend, leader, and teacher. Being able to teach this practice with others is a real gift and passion I prize in my top 3 missions in life. I've found circling to be a great avenue to experience, heal, and transform lifelong relational patterns. I've particularly fond of Circling Europe's dedication to explore the frontiers of Circling. I cherish the feedback and deep level of meeting I've consistently experienced with Sean, John, and Jordan.

Peter, Vermont

There is a lifetime of experience and education that I couldn’t touch in just one statement. Circling and Surrendered Leadership have changed my life.

Evan, California