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.

HC Lineage webinar

New HCL Circles

Song Bath Sanctuary

Renew your body and soul in the comfort of your own home. Deborah Doff-Chapin has been offering Song Bath since HCL’s founding. Sundays, 6:00-7:00. Register at https://touchdrawing.com/song-bath-sanctuary/

Healing Circle for Mothers

We invite you to a Circle for mothers who want to connect with others for sharing and respite. We’ll meet twice a month, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:30pm.

Please register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdeupqTMrE9BQHik3J9BYXilBbdhz0z1N

Calendar

Apr
15
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Apr 15 @ 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
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ON-LINE: MELTT. Multiple Experience Learning to Transform and Transcend

“I want to be like water. I want to slip through the fingers and hold up a ship.”

~Michelle Williams~

We invite you to MELTT  Into your Being

Offerings are drop in and held weekly on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00pm PDT.

April Theme: Fluidy

“Be like water, which is fluid, soft, yielding, as in time, water will overcome rock which is rigid and hard. Therefore, what is soft is strong” ~ Anonymous~

Come explore how we find fluidity nurturing our body, heart and mind into the strength and creativity of the season. April showers bring May flowers. A Seed nourished by water must overcome many conditions in order to fully bloom!

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 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!

*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.

*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 Catherine at peaceqicd@gmail.com

Apr
16
Fri
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation
Apr 16 @ 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
Apr 16 @ 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 on Zoom.  Send an email to Jane Klassen:

jane klassen shesjanie2@gmail.com

and she will send you the link to join the Zoom Meeting.

ONLINE: Poetry in These Times and Drop-in Healing Circle
Apr 16 @ 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.
Apr
18
Sun
On-line: Song Bath Sanctuary
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On-line: Song Bath Sanctuary

Renew your body and soul in the comfort of your own home. Deborah creates a deep, resonant sound field with soul-infused vocal tones accompanied by crystal bowls, antique Himalayan bowls, and a large ceremonial drum. The music emerges as she attunes to the presence of the people who are gathered and the spirit of the moment. Make yourself comfortable, either lying down or sitting in meditation. During the Song Bath, you might  go on an inner imaginal journey, or focus on the sensations of the sound in your body, or enter a state of deep rest. You may also engage in a creative activity if you prefer, like drawing or moving. This is not a zoom session where you see other participants. It is a private experience, but the energy of the group creates a supportive field for the music to emerge, and for each participant to engage in deep self-care. It is best to listen with earbuds, headphones or speakers.

Deborah Koff-Chapin has been offering Song Baths at Healing Circles in Langley since its founding. She is so happy to be able to offer this experience online for the global Healing Circles community. Register here to receive the link and reminders before each Song Bath. https://touchdrawing.com/song-bath-sanctuary/
Apr
20
Tue
ON-LINE: Yi Ren Qigong, advanced practice
Apr 20 @ 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: A Next Step: A writing circle following the loss a loved one.
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
On-line: A Next Step: A writing circle following the loss a loved one.
The Next Step circle is now forming as an on line writing and sharing circle.  This circle is for people who have attended and moved through the searing pain of losing a loved one through death.  In this writing circle we will use writing prompts, journaling and poetry along with discussion to support us as we reflect upon the myriad of questions that come forward during and following our intense grief. This circle is not about craft, techniques or critiques of writing.
We will meet on the third Tuesdays:  12/15, 1/19 & 2/16 from 2:00 – 3:30 through Zoom
The host for this circle is Kate Stivers a counselor on Whidbey Island.  She has hosted Write to Heal, Circle of Solace, Navigating Grief Through Writing and Reimagining Your Life……
Please contact her to register:
kstivers@freeland.net        360 331 7299     No texts.
Apr
21
Wed
On-line: Healing Circle for Mothers
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On-line: Healing Circle for Mothers @ On-line

The past year has been one like no other.  We have learned to wear masks that cover our smiles or tears; we have learned to work at home or have even given up our work in order to care for and homeschool our children.  We have kept kids home instead of arranging playdates.  We have endured a contentious election season, while the vast racial inequalities in our country have been splayed across the news and peoples’ lives.

We invite you to a Circle for mothers who want to connect with others for sharing and respite.

We’ll meet twice a month, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:30pm.  

Please join us and invite others who can benefit from such a circle.

Hosted by: 

Dana Kelly, retired community health nurse and Lactation Consultant. 

Autumn Preble, now retired, has been involved in community building on Whidbey for 40 years.

  • For more information e-mail info@healingcircleslangley.org
  • You need to register in advance for this meeting:
    register here
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Apr
22
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Apr 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
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ON-LINE: MELTT. Multiple Experience Learning to Transform and Transcend

“I want to be like water. I want to slip through the fingers and hold up a ship.”

~Michelle Williams~

We invite you to MELTT  Into your Being

Offerings are drop in and held weekly on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00pm PDT.

April Theme: Fluidy

“Be like water, which is fluid, soft, yielding, as in time, water will overcome rock which is rigid and hard. Therefore, what is soft is strong” ~ Anonymous~

Come explore how we find fluidity nurturing our body, heart and mind into the strength and creativity of the season. April showers bring May flowers. A Seed nourished by water must overcome many conditions in order to fully bloom!

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 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!

*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.

*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 Catherine at peaceqicd@gmail.com

On-line: Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
On-line: Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)

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 spring, we will explore taking mindfulness “off the cushion” and how we can cultivate it in our everyday lives and activities.

April 22 5:00 – 6:30 pm Mindfulness in Everyday Life

April 29 5:00 – 6:30 pm Living with Integrity

May 6 5:00 – 6:30 pm The Noble Eightfold Path

May 13 5:00 – 6:30 pm How Can I Help? (1)

May 20 5:00 – 6:30 pm How Can I Help? (2)

May 27 5:00 – 6:30 pm The Power of a Pause

June 3 5:00 – 6:30 pm Living in the Present

June 10 5:00 – 6:30 pm Wrapping Up

Please email Kate for further information and 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.

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