tes-ti-mo-ni-al (testəˈmōnēəl) noun: a formal statement testifying to someone or something's character and qualifications.

 
I’ve got many experiences & chance to [share] my feelings from this group therapy. I want to apply the techniques [I] got from this group therapy.
— Sharing Circle Participant
I would like to thank you all for making this sharing group. I want to request to make more group therapy to my colleagues, female sex workers, & people living with HIV/AIDS.
— Sharing Circle Participant
 
I could learn many things about life during these eight weeks. I love the Empty Chair* [exercise] most. I feel satisf[ied] to share information about this group therapy to my colleagues; people living with HIV/AIDS as well.
— Sharing Circle Participant
I could learn ups & downs, bad & good, joy & sad about life here. I [am] able to consider about my future plan & dreams in River of Life Activity**.
— Sharing Circle Participant
Human life is very difficult to get. So never depress & underestimate yourself. Even [if] you fell down, try to walk again.
— Sharing Circle Participant
 
My favorite activity is Empty Chair*. I felt so relax because I could speak the words to some one that I never tell before.
— Sharing Circle Participant
I can share my feelings & experiences here which I couldn’t dare to share in any other place.
— Sharing Circle Participant
According to Life Line Activity***, I realized that life always contains ups & downs but [I] need to overcome it. Nothing persists forever! I’ve got much mental/psychological strength from this group therapy.
— Sharing Circle Participant

I am happy, active, adorable, and relaxed after the sharing circle. I am afraid to finish the sharing circle. I do not want to say goodbye.
— Sharing Circle Participant
I am happy. I realized that every person has a weak point and strong point. So I learned to empathize with other people. I realized that all people are kind and soft-minded. I didn’t want to talk about my family, but with lifeline I was given a chance to talk about them. I got energy and power from the sharing circle.
— Sharing Circle Participant
One of my friends invited me to come to the sharing circle. After telling my story, I feel relaxed. I got the ideas from the sharing circle that I want to use in the future. Before the sharing circle, I didn’t want to speak to others. Before, I always keep things secret, but during the sharing circle we talk to each other and learn to overcome difficult situations.
— Sharing Circle Participant
 
The facilitators are warm. I feel relaxed after telling my story. I always hide my story. I never tell other people about my true story because my father is a public figure. I learn from the sharing circle how to relax. This sharing circle makes me happy and free. It makes me feel free to come out.
— Sharing Circle Participant
Before the sharing circle I couldn’t speak to other people, but with the sharing circle I get the power to speak to other people. Before the sharing circle I was feeling discrimination and sadness. After the sharing circle, when I speak to others, I am so relaxed. I accept my reality, and I can now pass difficult situations.
— Sharing Circle Participant
I am interested in how the sharing circle can help me. How can I profit from the sharing circle? After the second session I figured out the essence of the sharing circle; I got the profit. I realized the meaning of the sharing circle. Inside, I feel how I can make my recovery from trauma, how I can heal myself. I would like to thank the sharing circle.
— Sharing Circle Participant
Sharing circle makes me good minded and gives me empathy. After sharing circle I have patience and resilience. The sharing circle also gave me good habits; it was effective for me.
— Sharing Circle Participant

*Empty Chair is a Sharing Circle activity in which participants share something important to someone who is not physically present.

**River of Life is a Sharing Circle activity that involves drawing a "river." Part of the river represents present life circumstances with the other part representing future life circumstances. participants draw elements of their present and future and everyone shares their "river of life" with the group.

***Life Line is an activity that allows participants to share the high points and low points of their life with the group.