CircleWorks Women’s Group Training: Level 1

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain the skills, curriculum & mentorship to become a facilitator!  

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Have you heard about or participated in Chaya Lester’s women’s groups and want to start a circle in your own community? Have you wanted the chance to deepen your own self-awareness, & self-expression? Have you wanted to take the next step in your professional development? Join this powerful women’s group & training to become a CircleWorks Facilitator.

  • Become more authentic, caring, and skillful in your communication and relationships
  • Gain a deeper understanding of yourself and group dynamics
  • Learn the theory behind group therapy
  • Develop invaluable skills as a facilitator, leader and communicator
  • Increase your professional reach & exposure
  • Be able to start a women’s group in your community

This first level of the training is for women to go deeper into themselves, acquire stronger communication skills, gain a deeper understand of group dynamics and learn the CircleWorks curriculum. The workshops will consist of a combination of “chabura” style learning, psychological and Torah-based exercises, plus instruction and opportunities to facilitate others’ growth process.

The Three Levels of Training Include:
Level One – Tools, language and curriculum development
Level Two – In-depth group dynamics and sensitivity traning
Level Three – Advanced level group leadership with supervision

The Goals of the Full Training Are:

A) To develop a thorough ‘behind-the-scenes’ understanding of what goes on in the circle work groups.
B) To acquire a powerful curriculum for using in your own practice and future women’s circles.
C) To gain a heightened awareness of one’s own inner-group actions, reactions & interactions.
D) To emerge as a capable facilitator of CircleWorks groups, able to create a space for participants’ personal growth through group process (all of this within a supervised framework).

The Program Includes:

1. Crucial readings from Irvin Yalom’s “The Theory & Practice of Group Psychotherapy” and other relevant materials on group dynamics, group therapy as well as the synthesis between Judaism and psychology.
2. Committed participation & note-taking during circle work group.
3. Starting in Level 2 there will be homework writing assignments. These will focus on a careful analysis of what the trainee has learned through her own participation & observations of the group.
4. Intensive one-on-one meetings with Chaya to discuss important learning points and your personal progress.
5. After the initial training period of all 3 levels, the trainee will ideally get the chance to facilitate her own group, while working in weekly supervision.
Restricted to those with past experience in therapeutic settings and/or prior participation in “Circle Works” for at least 4 months.

Dates & Times: New Group (Level I) Starting Soon.

Wednesday evenings from 8:00PM – 10:00PM

Cost of Training and Materials: 1500₪ + 100₪ for print materials

Contact for more information: Chaya Lester – 054-691-8226 –


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