CIRCLE is a community ideal unschoolers who want to experience more joy, ease and trust and less stress, panic and self-questioning. It is also for unschoolers looking to level up the skills and gifts they are bringing to the movement.
It is for parents who are committed to the daily work of deschooling: divesting from from School Fixated Culture and healing School Wounds.
Circle is for you.
Circle is a membership programme for unschooling families who want to deepen into:
This is a monthly subscription that gives you access to three experienced mentors and coaches and the cheerleading of a global family at different stages of the unschooling life cycle. It all happens on a single App on your phone (or computer.)
I am Lucy AitkenRead: writer, facilitator, coach. I’m also mum to two children, Ramona, 11, and Juno, 9 and we have all been unschooling for a decade.
My early career and training was in social policy and advocacy. I worked with community groups and politicians within the charity sector - advocating for a more peaceful and socially just world.
But when I became a mother, I realised that the greatest shifts that could be made were in the raising of our children.
Over the last few years I have guided 800 parents through parenting and unschooling programmes. This is deep, subterranean work. School wounds, fear and limiting beliefs often arise. My training in trauma-informed coaching helps me to provide a brave space for people to show up to the life their hearts are begging for.
On our team we also have:
Essie Richards - our incredible Disco Assistant and coach in training who helps Circle members feel settled and facilitates our Heart to Heart conversations. Essie has recently founded an unschooling community in her home town in Cornwall, UK and is particularly expert in helping all people feel a sense of belonging.
Naomi Clarke - our powerhouse Community Carer and Mentor.
Naomi co-directs a Self Directed Learning space in London and her role in Circle is support for those setting up unschooling groups and spaces. As a neurodivergent mama to neurodivergent kids Naomi is both cheerleader, advocate and support to neurodivergent unschoolers.
We are here to support unschoolers to create homes that are based on joy and trust and to nurture community that is truly regenerative.
“Thank you Lucy. I have tears in my eyes as I write this (maybe part sleep deprivation lol) CIRCLE has been transformative and has become such a an important part of my parenting journey and also a frame for other parts if my life. I am learning so much about myself, community, decolonisation, relationships and so much more. I am finally learning self acceptance and self love and can feel myself getting stronger. I couldn’t imagine life without CIRCLE right now and so I hope it may long continue.”
"What can I say, the last few months have been life changing. Thank you Lucy for your kindness, wisdom and positivity. Together we have worked as a group through some truly transformational stuff. It’s hard to put into words because it’s part of an ongoing process. I feel much more relaxed in myself and my relationships with others, and I look forward to continuing to learn!"
"Thanks to Lucy’s membership our relationship with our children is continually levelling up. We love the new skills, renewed purpose and fresh inspiration it gives us for our unschooling journey."
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