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.

We’re still here for you, just online.

Welcome to Healing Circles Langley! We’re so glad you’ve found us. We’re here as a safe place to explore the heart of healing and the art of wellness. Perhaps you’ve found us because life is hard right now–you’re grieving, living with an illness, in pain, or caring for others. Perhaps you’re here to take care of yourself through meditation or embodied practices. Or you might be here to enjoy the blessings of community–of laughter and meaningful conversation–during a time of social isolation.

Please check our calendar for an online circle that would best fit you right now.

New Circles

Calendar

Nov
30
Mon
ONLINE: Owning our own whiteness
Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
ONLINE: Owning our own whiteness @ online

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 to unpack our collective grief, with small steps toward reparation in healing inequity and injustice.

Mondays – November 30. December 7, 14, 21  4:00-5:30pm

Please register in advance for this meeting here. Please commit to all four sessions.

Hosted by Jeanne Strong- with questions, contact jeannerstrong@gmail.com

Dec
1
Tue
ON-LINE: Yi Ren Qigong, advanced practice
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
ON-LINE: Yi Ren Qigong, advanced practice @ Zoom meeting

If ever there was a time for working on our immunity, this would be it. This practice is designed to do that and lower our stress in the process. It’s a gentle practice that can be done sitting or standing.

To register and for more information e-mail info@healingcircleslangley.org

The practice is based on the work of Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun at the Institute for Qigong and Integrative Medicine in Bothell, WA.

Please review this waiver: AGREEMENT OF RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM

On-line: DBT Mindful Life Skills Learning Circle
Dec 1 @ 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)
Dec 1 @ 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.

Dec
3
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Dec 3 @ 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

Dec
4
Fri
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation
Dec 4 @ 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: Healing from Chronic Pain
Dec 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain @ Online | Langley | Washington | United States

Our circle is a nurturing, supportive place where anyone impacted by chronic pain can explore and engage in their own healing.  We’ll share our stories and strategies for minimizing pain, alleviating suffering, and appreciating ourselves as whole people.

Each circle is a blend of sharing and silence, compassion and curiosity, and honoring our own unique paths to healing as well as respecting each other.

Hosted by Jane Klassen, trained therapist.

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.

ONLINE: Poetry in These Times and Drop-in Healing Circle
Dec 4 @ 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.
Dec
7
Mon
ONLINE: Healing Circle for Caregivers
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
ONLINE: Healing Circle for Caregivers @ online | Langley | Washington | United States

This healing circle is a nurturing, supportive place where anyone who cares for others—parent, spouse, friend, or child—can have time to care of yourself and share with other caregivers. This is intended to be an ongoing bi-weekly circle with a recurring group of participants.

Host: Linda Henderson

Before attending, please contact Linda via e-mail: lindakh1515@gmail.com

ONLINE: Owning our own whiteness
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
ONLINE: Owning our own whiteness @ online

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 to unpack our collective grief, with small steps toward reparation in healing inequity and injustice.

Mondays – November 30. December 7, 14, 21  4:00-5:30pm

Please register in advance for this meeting here. Please commit to all four sessions.

Hosted by Jeanne Strong- with questions, contact jeannerstrong@gmail.com

On-line: Circle of Solace
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
On-line: Circle of Solace

A Circle of Solace is for those who are currently going through the grieving process following the death of a loved one.

We meet on first Mondays, each month, from 5:00-6:30pm, for gentle sharing.

***Prerequisite – This is a drop-in circle. However, before attending please contact the host, Kate Stivers at 360 331 7299 or kstivers@freeland.net.

Kate Stivers is a counselor in private practice on Whidbey Island, WA. She has hosted Navigating your Grief through Writing, Circle of Solace, and Re-imagining Life After Loss at Healing Circles Langley. The intention of all of her work is to call forth the wisdom that allows each individual to feel replenished and empowered.
Dec
8
Tue
ON-LINE: Yi Ren Qigong, advanced practice
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
ON-LINE: Yi Ren Qigong, advanced practice @ Zoom meeting

If ever there was a time for working on our immunity, this would be it. This practice is designed to do that and lower our stress in the process. It’s a gentle practice that can be done sitting or standing.

To register and for more information e-mail info@healingcircleslangley.org

The practice is based on the work of Dr. Guan-Cheng Sun at the Institute for Qigong and Integrative Medicine in Bothell, WA.

Please review this waiver: AGREEMENT OF RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORM

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