What is a Yarning circle in Aboriginal culture?

It is a place to talk, share, discuss, educate and have a yarn together, a place to build respectful relationships and a space to enrich students’ learning experiences. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been using yarning circles for thousands of years.

What is a Aboriginal Yarning circle?

Yarning is an informal conversation that is culturally friendly and recognised by Aboriginal people as meaning to talk about something, someone or provide and receive information. Yarning Circles are designed to allow all students to have their say in a safe space without judgement.

What is the purpose of a Yarning circle what is trying to be accomplished?

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.

Why is it called a Yarning circle?

The Yarning Circle represents the University’s commitment to supporting and sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; as well as acknowledging the connection between the University and Darkinjung Country.

What happens in a Yarning circle?

In a yarning circle, all participants are provided with an opportunity to speak in a safe non- judgmental place and to share their strengths in an inclusive and collaborative learning environment. Yarning together is always focused on strengths not problem solving or criticism.

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How do you conduct 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 are Yarning sessions?

The Yarning Sessions is a closed, confidential, meeting place where people can share experiences and have a yarn. If you are uncomfortable sharing information you can still come to the program to get information.

What is clinical Yarning?

Clinical yarning is a patient-centred approach that marries Aboriginal cultural communication preferences with biomedical understandings of health and disease. … Current evidence suggests that clinical yarning has the potential to improve outcomes for patients and practitioners.