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

Sep
25
Fri
PHONE: Circles of Two
Sep 25 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.

Sep
26
Sat
PHONE: Circles of Two
Sep 26 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.

Sep
27
Sun
PHONE: Circles of Two
Sep 27 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.

Sep
28
Mon
PHONE: Circles of Two
Sep 28 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.

Sep
29
Tue
PHONE: Circles of Two
Sep 29 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.

ON-LINE: Yi Ren Qigong, advanced practice
Sep 29 @ 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: Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)
Sep 29 @ 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.

Sep
30
Wed
PHONE: Circles of Two
Sep 30 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.

On-line: Owning our Whiteness
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
On-line: Owning our Whiteness

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
1
Thu
PHONE: Circles of Two
Oct 1 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
Oct 1 @ 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 1 @ 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!

The first four practice sessions September 17th, September 24th, October 1st and October 8th we’ll explore—

  • 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

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