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Warrior Talking Circle

August 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DAV Department of Massachusetts will host a Warrior Talking Circle Wednesday August 9, 2023 from 6-8pm at the Veteran Advancement Program, 3 Victory Lane, Gardner MA.

Warrior talking circles are peer-led groups that improve empathy and listening skills, self-awareness, a sense of interconnection with other veterans, and respect and appreciation for diversity through exploration of individual and cultural differences. Talking circles can be useful with PTSD, substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, and more,

The Talking Circle Tradition is a coming together of people for a special purpose.

  • Talking circles are historically credited to the Woodland tribes in the Midwest, where the circles were used as a form of parliamentary procedure
  • Native American tradition of building community through the life of the circle
  • Respectful and cohesive group format that creates a set of expectations and behaviors through ritual
  • The Talking Circle symbolizes an approach to life. Each person participates in the Circle and each person serves an important and necessary function that is valued no more or no less than that of any other person
  • It serves as a forum for the expression of thoughts and feelings in the context of complete acceptance by participants
  • Teaching, listening, and learning

Attend a talking circle and enjoy a bonfire with fellow veterans. The talking circle begins at 6pm, but food will be cooked at 530. All veterans are welcome to attend!


August 9, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


DAV Department of MA


Veteran Advancement Program
3 Victory Lane
Gardner, MA 01440 United States
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