Essence ‘code’

This is the code – or approach – we adopt. We read it out at the beginning of each session – just as a reminder to all of us that gather.

We accept one another and try to avoid making judgements.

We encourage one another to share our beliefs and experiences in such a way that respects the beliefs and experiences of others.

We listen to one another.

There is no obligation to talk or take part in activities: we can say as much or as little as we like and decide not to take part in any activity.

The facilitators (that’s Julie and Sara!) will work to create a safe environment but our individual safety is our own responsibility so we will participate in discussions and activities as we each feel safe to do so.