Having a Community Meeting is a simple way to check in with your family or colleagues and become aware of how they are feeling at the moment.

Hagar uses this technique globally during meetings, and some staff even use it in their homes as well!

At beginning of a meeting, ask your family members or colleagues the following three questions:

  1. How are you feeling today? Encourage them to state a specific emotion. If they say they are feeling distressed, do not ask them why, but ask them if they want someone to check in with them after the meeting.
  2. What is your goal for this meeting/today? Encourage them to focus on making a specific action/ objective for the day.
  3. Who will you go to today to ask for help? Be ready if someone needs your help and/or help them to quickly identify the suitable helper.

Community meetings are an important tool developed by the Sanctuary Institute. They are not intended to be counselling sessions.

For further information see: http://sanctuaryweb.com/Portals/0/2010%20PDFs%20NEW/2010%20Bloom%20Community%20Meetings.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3UF2MuLVaN17d91cAmlyDwdoe_Jn-i2FucLU_p_igzdJ8lOpMLlmGs1dY

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