Tente Rouge de Lyon – France
I welcome everyone, explain to them what is a red tent, the history of this movement in France and around the world, I explain the rules of the red tent (speaking with “I”, sharing our own experience, everything said under the tent stay under the tent, everyone can speak/stay silent/ laugh/cry as long as she needs, without being interrupted… respect, listening, supporting, feeling free to make this moment what you want it to be…)
Then sometimes a relaxation or a word of introduction. And women can talk whenever they want, if they want. A woman shouldn’t speak again until everyone has spoken once (or said she doesn’t want to speak).
At the end we take time together, saying one word about how she feels, and we put a ribbon around our wrists, symbolizing this shared moment. I cut it so every woman can keep it as a “souvenir”. She can attach it around her wrist or do whatever she wants with it.
If you read French you can read here my philosophy about this : naissance.nayane.fr/faciliter-une-tente-rouge/