How does a Yarning circle work?

How do you run a Yarning circle?

The students sit together in a circle and pass a “talking piece“ (an object used to identify the speaker) around. Each speaker speaks spontaneously, is concise and to the point and expresses his/her experience while the others listen with an open heart, without judgement or preconceived ideas.

What is Yarning circle in childcare?

A yarning circle is traditionally used to share Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culture and stories in an inclusive, respectful, collaborative way. In an early childcare setting the children and educators sit in a circle inside or out on land to talk, listen or share stories and ideas.

Why is Yarning useful?

Building respectful relationships

A yarning circle is a harmonious, creative and collaborative way of communicating to: encourage responsible, respectful and honest interactions between participants, building trusting relationships. foster accountability and provide a safe place to be heard and to respond.

What are the benefits of Yarning?

The Many Health Benefits of Yarn

  • Relieves Depression. …
  • Reduces Anxiety. …
  • Builds Self Esteem. …
  • Reduces or Postpones Dementia. …
  • Helps Work Through Insomnia. …
  • Reduces Irritability and Restlessness. …
  • An Outlet For Prayer. …
  • Meditation.

What does Yarning mean in aboriginal culture?

Put simply, Yarning is about building respectful relationships. The use of a yarning circle (or dialogue circle) is an important process within Aboriginal culture and Torres Strait Islander culture.

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What does the Aboriginal flag look like?

The flag’s design consists of a coloured rectangle divided in half horizontally. The top half of the flag is black to symbolise Aboriginal people. The red in the lower half stands for the earth and the colour of ochre, which has ceremonial significance. The circle of yellow in the centre of the flag represents the sun.

What does cultural safety mean?

Cultural safety means an environment which is spiritually, socially and emotionally safe, as well as physically safe for people; where there is no assault, challenge or denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need.

Can non indigenous people yarn?

No, Yarn is not Indigenous owned. Yarn however exists to support Indigenous artists and communities. Through our brands, Yarn collaborates and supports many individual Indigenous artists and Art Centres Australia-wide.