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.

News

Circles of Two Return!

In this time of stress and uncertainty, we are happy to have our Circles of Two program return–by phone. Our volunteers offer confidentiality and compassion as they listen to what concerns you right now. We can also help you find community resources. Please email info@healingcircleslangley.org with your name, number, and a good time to reach you. Read here for more information.

We’re still here for you

Our building is closed while we all wait out the pandemic but we are still here for you. In addition to our Circles of Two, our full calendar of circles and classes continues online. Please check our calendar to see what might help you today.

Calendar

Aug
8
Sat
PHONE: Circles of Two
Aug 8 all-day

Healing Circles Langley is now offering Circles of Two via the telephone.

In this time of uncertainty and unrest, we imagine there are many

people who are struggling. We know that healing takes place when

we are in community. Positive support improves outlook and

health.

A Circle of Two is a peer-to-peer conversation based on

active listening and resource referral, as needed. We will listen with

confidentiality, compassion, and curiosity. We will honor each

person’s ability to heal themselves.

We are not a Crisis Hotline. We do not give medical or other advice.

We are not a 12-step program. We do not offer therapy.

If you would like to arrange for a Circle of Two, please contact us at info@healingcircleslangley.org, share your name, phone number,  and good times for you to receive a call. A host will respond shortly to schedule a time convenient to both of you.

Aug
9
Sun
PHONE: Circles of Two
Aug 9 all-day

Healing Circles Langley is now offering Circles of Two via the telephone.

In this time of uncertainty and unrest, we imagine there are many

people who are struggling. We know that healing takes place when

we are in community. Positive support improves outlook and

health.

A Circle of Two is a peer-to-peer conversation based on

active listening and resource referral, as needed. We will listen with

confidentiality, compassion, and curiosity. We will honor each

person’s ability to heal themselves.

We are not a Crisis Hotline. We do not give medical or other advice.

We are not a 12-step program. We do not offer therapy.

If you would like to arrange for a Circle of Two, please contact us at info@healingcircleslangley.org, share your name, phone number,  and good times for you to receive a call. A host will respond shortly to schedule a time convenient to both of you.

Aug
10
Mon
PHONE: Circles of Two
Aug 10 all-day

Healing Circles Langley is now offering Circles of Two via the telephone.

In this time of uncertainty and unrest, we imagine there are many

people who are struggling. We know that healing takes place when

we are in community. Positive support improves outlook and

health.

A Circle of Two is a peer-to-peer conversation based on

active listening and resource referral, as needed. We will listen with

confidentiality, compassion, and curiosity. We will honor each

person’s ability to heal themselves.

We are not a Crisis Hotline. We do not give medical or other advice.

We are not a 12-step program. We do not offer therapy.

If you would like to arrange for a Circle of Two, please contact us at info@healingcircleslangley.org, share your name, phone number,  and good times for you to receive a call. A host will respond shortly to schedule a time convenient to both of you.

Aug
11
Tue
PHONE: Circles of Two
Aug 11 all-day

Healing Circles Langley is now offering Circles of Two via the telephone.

In this time of uncertainty and unrest, we imagine there are many

people who are struggling. We know that healing takes place when

we are in community. Positive support improves outlook and

health.

A Circle of Two is a peer-to-peer conversation based on

active listening and resource referral, as needed. We will listen with

confidentiality, compassion, and curiosity. We will honor each

person’s ability to heal themselves.

We are not a Crisis Hotline. We do not give medical or other advice.

We are not a 12-step program. We do not offer therapy.

If you would like to arrange for a Circle of Two, please contact us at info@healingcircleslangley.org, share your name, phone number,  and good times for you to receive a call. A host will respond shortly to schedule a time convenient to both of you.

ONLINE: Yi Ren Qigong: Boosting Your Immunity
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
ONLINE: Yi Ren Qigong: Boosting Your Immunity @ 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.

This class is available to anyone. To join, please click on this Zoom link.

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

On-line: DBT Mindful Life Skills Learning Circle
Aug 11 @ 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

Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness. A Book Study Circle (On-line)
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness. A Book Study Circle (On-line)

This summer we may feel the desire for joy particularly acutely.

Let’s read together: Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness, by James Baraz.

Baraz offers ten simple, yet profound, strategies for training the mind in joyfulness. Our book study group we will explore:

  • How to make happiness a habit by inclining the mind toward states that lead to well-being
  • Finding joy, even during difficult times like the COVID19 global pandemic
  • Cultivating practices for sustaining joyfulness in daily life.

June 23: Introduction with guest teacher Ginger Holladay

June 30: Inclining the Mind Toward Joy

July 7: Mindfulness: Being Present for Your Life

July 14: Grateful Heart, Joyful Heart

July 21 : Finding Joy in Difficult Times

July 28: The Bliss of Blamelessness

August 4: The Joy of Letting Go

August 11: The Sweetness of Loving Ourselves

August 18: The Joy of Loving Others

August 25: Compassion: The Natural Expression of a Joyful Heart

September 1: The Joy of Simply Being

This circle is open to everyone. In order to particulate fully in the conversation you need to  have access to a copy of the book.

Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness is available in several formats including hardcover, paperback, kindle and audible.

Our host is Kate Davies, http://www.katedavies.org/. Kate has had a meditation practice for more than twenty years and is a certified mindfulness meditation teacher.

Aug
12
Wed
PHONE: Circles of Two
Aug 12 all-day

Healing Circles Langley is now offering Circles of Two via the telephone.

In this time of uncertainty and unrest, we imagine there are many

people who are struggling. We know that healing takes place when

we are in community. Positive support improves outlook and

health.

A Circle of Two is a peer-to-peer conversation based on

active listening and resource referral, as needed. We will listen with

confidentiality, compassion, and curiosity. We will honor each

person’s ability to heal themselves.

We are not a Crisis Hotline. We do not give medical or other advice.

We are not a 12-step program. We do not offer therapy.

If you would like to arrange for a Circle of Two, please contact us at info@healingcircleslangley.org, share your name, phone number,  and good times for you to receive a call. A host will respond shortly to schedule a time convenient to both of you.

Aug
13
Thu
PHONE: Circles of Two
Aug 13 all-day

Healing Circles Langley is now offering Circles of Two via the telephone.

In this time of uncertainty and unrest, we imagine there are many

people who are struggling. We know that healing takes place when

we are in community. Positive support improves outlook and

health.

A Circle of Two is a peer-to-peer conversation based on

active listening and resource referral, as needed. We will listen with

confidentiality, compassion, and curiosity. We will honor each

person’s ability to heal themselves.

We are not a Crisis Hotline. We do not give medical or other advice.

We are not a 12-step program. We do not offer therapy.

If you would like to arrange for a Circle of Two, please contact us at info@healingcircleslangley.org, share your name, phone number,  and good times for you to receive a call. A host will respond shortly to schedule a time convenient to both of you.

ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Aug 13 @ 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.

Hosted by Charles Terry, Betsy MacGregor, and Lynn Nelsen.

This is a drop-in circle. Please email Charles Terry for the zoom link: charlesdterry@gmail.com

Aug
14
Fri
PHONE: Circles of Two
Aug 14 all-day

Healing Circles Langley is now offering Circles of Two via the telephone.

In this time of uncertainty and unrest, we imagine there are many

people who are struggling. We know that healing takes place when

we are in community. Positive support improves outlook and

health.

A Circle of Two is a peer-to-peer conversation based on

active listening and resource referral, as needed. We will listen with

confidentiality, compassion, and curiosity. We will honor each

person’s ability to heal themselves.

We are not a Crisis Hotline. We do not give medical or other advice.

We are not a 12-step program. We do not offer therapy.

If you would like to arrange for a Circle of Two, please contact us at info@healingcircleslangley.org, share your name, phone number,  and good times for you to receive a call. A host will respond shortly to schedule a time convenient to both of you.

ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation
Aug 14 @ 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

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