Guided introspection for the modern world

Online video support groups

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Totem is a nonprofit that hosts guided introspection Circles. Get out of your head and connect with real people.

Spaces made for you

Our Circles are built by people from your community, tailored to your unique experiences. Select your path.

Grow at a pace that works for you, at times that work for you

We host Circles online so that you can practice mindfulness and share your stories on a schedule that works for you. We have Circles available all week.

Interested in learning more about the Circles we offer?

Drawing from our past

Totem’s Circles are inspired by the talking circles indigenous cultures have used for thousands of years. A talking piece, or totem, was passed from person to person in a circle.

People spoke only when they had the totem, creating spaces where everybody’s voice was heard.

I appreciate having a space to express myself and not feel the need to validate or respond to others.

I'm so glad I came, this is exactly what I've been needing.

It was the best experience.

YES!!! I love the safe space that was, created.

Keepers guide you through the practice of Circles

Keeper is a term we use for moderator. They provide discussion topics and prompts for Circles. Keepers also maintain the safe spaces where participants take turns listening to people tell their stories and sharing their own.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be anonymous?

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What about privacy?

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Is this a replacement for therapy?

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Are Keepers therapists?

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