Healing Circles Langley is a:

  • Nurturing, supportive place

    where anyone impacted by cancer, a life-changing condition, or loss can explore and engage in their own healing.

  • Safe sanctuary

    that invites a step outside the ordinary flow of time… a respite… a recess… a retreat for deep inner listening.

  • Learning community

    that offers a social hub where all of us—regardless of age or health—can expand our capacity for healing, living, and aging well.

Calendar

Oct
21
Wed
On-line: Owning our Whiteness – CLOSED
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
On-line: Owning our Whiteness - CLOSED

For far too long many of us have been oblivious to our own unwitting participation in systemic racism, sometimes ignorant of our history and our privilege, and often blind to our subtle acts of exclusion.

It is time for us white folks to step up – to stop relying on people of color to teach us about racism.  It is our work to do.

Come join us for inner healing work, a Zoom circle to unpack our collective grief, with small steps toward reparation in healing inequity and injustice.

Please commit to all four sessions.

For questions contact jeannerstrong@gmail.com

Limited enrollment.

Register required:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqcumqqDkoGdQ_winmCCqU33gKSuCvASIT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Oct
22
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully @ ONLINE

Our circle is about “discovering what death can teach us about living fully.” It will include reading, sharing thoughts, questions, inspirations evoked by the reading. It is not necessary to read the book ahead of time. The circle is open, participants come when they can.  The conversations tend to be deep, meaningful, moving, funny, thought provoking–even life changing.

This circle is currently full. If you’d like to be waitlisted please contact info@healingcircles.org

ON-LINE: MELTT. Multiple Experience Learning to Transform and Transcend
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ON-LINE: MELTT. Multiple Experience Learning to Transform and Transcend

COVID brings new challenges to our being and new opportunities to transform, heal, reduce stress and embrace health. In the MELTT practice way we learn through many different modalities and traditions to transform ourselves and transcend our habitual patterns of human experience.

Each month we will post the theme of our weekly practices. Each week will vary allowing for ease of dropping in as it feels spacious to you. We will explore qigong, yoga, somatic body experiences, meditation, breath work, isometric strengthening, awakening the hands and feet, functional movement, chanting, sound and vibrational experiences, neuroscience brain plasticity concepts, communing with nature, etc. This offering will be coordinated by three experienced hosts who offer different learning opportunities. We will also invite guest hosts as the MELTT experiences unfold over the coming months. Come ready to explore your being!

For the months of October and November we are exploring the nature of Harvesting: what we bring in that nurtures our being, what we let go into the earth for composting, and what seeds we sow for new growth. We will open each session with the Self-Care Agreements and explore through our practices our own internal Harvesting process.

Thursdays, 3:30- 5pm.

  • Self-Care Agreements
  • Opening practice creating safe space and personhood.
  • Embodiment Practices/Movements
  • Monitoring for Self-Care
  • Breath Practice
  • Finding, softening and MELTTing into “the edge”
  • Cultivating spaciousness and joy in the practice (giving up cultural values of giving 100%– finding the 10%)
  • Closing Integration and Conservation

*Helpful (but optional) in-home props include: Yoga mat, yoga blocks, comfortable chair, blanket, pillows, large towel and hand towels, and candle.

** Please remember to wash your hands prior to practice. We will do practices which involve face touch.

*** By participating in these free, donation only offerings, I agree to waive and hold harmless Healing Circles Langley and all hosts, sponsors and providers of the offerings. I understand my participation in these offerings constitute agreement to all posted waivers. AGREEMENT OF RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM

For information and to register e-mail: info@healingcircleslangley.org or peaceqicd@gmail.com

Oct
23
Fri
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation
Oct 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation @ online
In these trying times of fear and uncertainty, we can come together and share in the space of meditation.  Practicing being in the present moment can help calm our minds and our anxieties.   Please consider joining me for meditation on Friday morning, 3/27 at 8:30 am for a 40-minute mindfulness meditation.   This is a free offering and will continue on Friday mornings indefinitely.  Please join the Zoom session at

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/206024399?pwd=cG9hVlllenp0R1ltVnJMR0dLcStLZz09

Meeting ID: 206 024 399

Password: 011618

Offered by Sarah Manchester

ONLINE: Poetry in These Times and Drop-in Healing Circle
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ONLINE: Poetry in These Times and Drop-in Healing Circle @ online
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/497440907
A poem slips its hand into yours, accompanies you
through what is difficult, unknown and terrifying.
Its conversation takes you to a softer place and
laughs and cries with you.
During this time of isolation, poems carry no virus. They can be with you in your kitchen, your workshop, on any surface if you allow them entry into the center of your hearts. And we can walk together safely with poems for comfort and healing.
Thick Nhat Hanh says “If you are alone you may sink into the river of suffering, but if you have a community of practice to help carry you and you allow it to embrace your pain and sorrow, you will float.”
Poems are a universal community of language that speaks directly to the essence of who we are and to our enduring spirits.  They nourish us in the vicissitudes of our lives and speak to all aspects of human emotions. Their wisdom gives us the strength that already belongs to us. The drop-in circle after will give us a chance to share any of it that we wish to share.
From 2-2:20 (PDT), Judith Adams, Washington State Humanities speaker and accomplished poet herself, will read selected poems. At 2:20, you can feel free to drop off or stay online with Diana Lindsay, co-founder of Healing Circles Langley and Global, and Judith for a drop-in healing circle and conversation.
Oct
27
Tue
On-line: DBT Mindful Life Skills Learning Circle
Oct 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
On-line: DBT Mindful Life Skills Learning Circle
Tim Clark hosts this Learning Circle.  He uses Dr. Marsha Linehan’s* book:  DBT Skill’s Training, Handout’s and Worksheets, 2nd Edition, to learn to become aware of sensations, feelings, and thoughts in the present moment, and then act, in the present moment, to make life better.
Support website:   www.icelu.org
*Dr. Linehan is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington.

Until we can meet again in person, we are Meeting with Zoom.  Send an email to Tim Clark:  at icelu@icloud.com  and he will send you the link to join the Zoom Meeting.

Tim Clark holds an MA in Applied Behavioral Science. He is a retired Island County Designated Mental Health Professional, CDMHP,  and life-long mindful meditator.

For further information email Tim at icelu@icloud.com

On-line: Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
On-line: Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)

Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group

Mindfulness meditation in the insight tradition is about seeing life as it really is, free from belief and delusion. By gently noticing and investigating sensations, thoughts and emotions, it trains the mind and opens the heart.

Intended for new and experienced meditators, this circle will support you in creating and sustaining your own regular meditation practice. Everyone is welcome.

This fall, we will explore the Ten Perfections of Buddhism. Also known as the Paramies, these qualities are very helpful for anyone on a spiritual path and can be developed and applied in any situation.

Tuesday, September 22 2020 5:00 – 6:15 pm: Introduction to the Paramies

Tuesday, September 29 2020 5:00 – 6:15 pm: Generosity

Tuesday, October 6 2020 5:00 – 6:15 pm: Morality

Tuesday, October 13 2020 5:00 – 6:15 pm: Renunciation

Tuesday, October 20 2020 5:00 – 6:15 pm: Wisdom

Tuesday, October 27 2020 5:00 – 6:15 pm: Energy

Tuesday, November 3 2020 5:00 – 6:15 pm: Patience

Tuesday, November 10 2020 5:00 – 6:15 pm: Truth

Tuesday, November 17 2020 5:00 – 6:15 pm: Determination

Tuesday, November 24 2020 5:00 – 6:15 pm: Universal Friendliness

Tuesday, December 1 2020 5:00 – 6:15 pm: Equanimity

Tuesday, December 8 2020 5:00 – 6:15 pm: Wrapping Up

Please email Kate for Zoom log in information at: katherinestefaniedavies@gmail.org.

Hosted by Kate Davies, http://www.katedavies.org/, who is a certified mindfulness meditation teacher and has had a meditation practice for about twenty years.

Oct
28
Wed
ONLINE: The Poetry Apothecary
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ONLINE: The Poetry Apothecary @ online

“…Poetry has redemptive power for me, as it does for millions of people. Poems have provided life jackets to keep me from drowning, ballast to keep me from ascending to altitudes where there’s not enough oxygen to support life, and maps to keep me from getting lost in the wilderness….” 

Parker J Palmer

We will stock up the shelves of our Poetry Apothecary with poems that comfort and heal. Come and join us to help weigh, measure and distill poems for their healing properties so we can store each one in our apothecary. Bring poems that have helped you, that perhaps have companioned you through the ups and downs of life, through loneliness, loss, overwhelm, wonder, the healing power of nature, despondency, fragility, forgiveness, and inspiration.  We will mine the storehouse of poetic literature and we will also look at poems which you may have written yourself as a way of finding resolve.

To join this circle online, contact info@healingcircles.org

Hosted by Judith Adams, Peter Martin & Gary Vallat.

Oct
29
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully @ ONLINE

Our circle is about “discovering what death can teach us about living fully.” It will include reading, sharing thoughts, questions, inspirations evoked by the reading. It is not necessary to read the book ahead of time. The circle is open, participants come when they can.  The conversations tend to be deep, meaningful, moving, funny, thought provoking–even life changing.

This circle is currently full. If you’d like to be waitlisted please contact info@healingcircles.org

ON-LINE: MELTT. Multiple Experience Learning to Transform and Transcend
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ON-LINE: MELTT. Multiple Experience Learning to Transform and Transcend

COVID brings new challenges to our being and new opportunities to transform, heal, reduce stress and embrace health. In the MELTT practice way we learn through many different modalities and traditions to transform ourselves and transcend our habitual patterns of human experience.

Each month we will post the theme of our weekly practices. Each week will vary allowing for ease of dropping in as it feels spacious to you. We will explore qigong, yoga, somatic body experiences, meditation, breath work, isometric strengthening, awakening the hands and feet, functional movement, chanting, sound and vibrational experiences, neuroscience brain plasticity concepts, communing with nature, etc. This offering will be coordinated by three experienced hosts who offer different learning opportunities. We will also invite guest hosts as the MELTT experiences unfold over the coming months. Come ready to explore your being!

For the months of October and November we are exploring the nature of Harvesting: what we bring in that nurtures our being, what we let go into the earth for composting, and what seeds we sow for new growth. We will open each session with the Self-Care Agreements and explore through our practices our own internal Harvesting process.

Thursdays, 3:30- 5pm.

  • Self-Care Agreements
  • Opening practice creating safe space and personhood.
  • Embodiment Practices/Movements
  • Monitoring for Self-Care
  • Breath Practice
  • Finding, softening and MELTTing into “the edge”
  • Cultivating spaciousness and joy in the practice (giving up cultural values of giving 100%– finding the 10%)
  • Closing Integration and Conservation

*Helpful (but optional) in-home props include: Yoga mat, yoga blocks, comfortable chair, blanket, pillows, large towel and hand towels, and candle.

** Please remember to wash your hands prior to practice. We will do practices which involve face touch.

*** By participating in these free, donation only offerings, I agree to waive and hold harmless Healing Circles Langley and all hosts, sponsors and providers of the offerings. I understand my participation in these offerings constitute agreement to all posted waivers. AGREEMENT OF RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM

For information and to register e-mail: info@healingcircleslangley.org or peaceqicd@gmail.com

Oct
30
Fri
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation @ online
In these trying times of fear and uncertainty, we can come together and share in the space of meditation.  Practicing being in the present moment can help calm our minds and our anxieties.   Please consider joining me for meditation on Friday morning, 3/27 at 8:30 am for a 40-minute mindfulness meditation.   This is a free offering and will continue on Friday mornings indefinitely.  Please join the Zoom session at

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/206024399?pwd=cG9hVlllenp0R1ltVnJMR0dLcStLZz09

Meeting ID: 206 024 399

Password: 011618

Offered by Sarah Manchester

ONLINE: Poetry in These Times and Drop-in Healing Circle
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ONLINE: Poetry in These Times and Drop-in Healing Circle @ online
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/497440907
A poem slips its hand into yours, accompanies you
through what is difficult, unknown and terrifying.
Its conversation takes you to a softer place and
laughs and cries with you.
During this time of isolation, poems carry no virus. They can be with you in your kitchen, your workshop, on any surface if you allow them entry into the center of your hearts. And we can walk together safely with poems for comfort and healing.
Thick Nhat Hanh says “If you are alone you may sink into the river of suffering, but if you have a community of practice to help carry you and you allow it to embrace your pain and sorrow, you will float.”
Poems are a universal community of language that speaks directly to the essence of who we are and to our enduring spirits.  They nourish us in the vicissitudes of our lives and speak to all aspects of human emotions. Their wisdom gives us the strength that already belongs to us. The drop-in circle after will give us a chance to share any of it that we wish to share.
From 2-2:20 (PDT), Judith Adams, Washington State Humanities speaker and accomplished poet herself, will read selected poems. At 2:20, you can feel free to drop off or stay online with Diana Lindsay, co-founder of Healing Circles Langley and Global, and Judith for a drop-in healing circle and conversation.

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