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

Jun
2
Tue
ONLINE: Yi Ren Qigong: Boosting Your Immunity
Jun 2 @ 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.

ONLINE: Living with Cancer Healing Circle
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
ONLINE: Living with Cancer Healing Circle @ Langley | Washington | United States

Our Healing Circles are a safe place to find meaning in the challenge of cancer, bear witness to suffering or loss, and explore our individual choices and capacity for healing. The circle is open and free to those newly diagnosed, living with and beyond treatment, and their caregivers.

Each circle has agreements that provide a safe and secure container in which both acceptance and confidentiality are assured. 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 others’.

Please e-mail dianalindsay@healingcircleslangley.org if you would like to attend this circle. The circle is drop-in.

On-line: DBT Mindful Life Skills Learning Circle
Jun 2 @ 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

ONLINE: Using Mindfulness Meditation to Cope with COVID19
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ONLINE: Using Mindfulness Meditation to Cope with COVID19

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

Each week, we will explore a different topic related to coping with the COVID19 pandemic. Sessions will also include mindfulness meditation and discussion.

Please email Kate Davies at  katherinestefaniedavies@gmail.com for Zoom log in information.

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

Jun
4
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Jun 4 @ 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

Jun
5
Fri
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation
Jun 5 @ 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

On-line: Healing from Chronic Pain
Jun 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
On-line: Healing from Chronic Pain @ 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 and Mariam Ross, trained therapists and social workers.

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
Jun 5 @ 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.
Jun
8
Mon
Dementia Caregiver Circle – A Wellbeing Approach
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Dementia Caregiver Circle – A Wellbeing Approach

What does it mean to live well with dementia? In this four-session series we will explore how to bring a positive approach to caring for someone living with dementia. Each session will be interactive with discussions, video, slides, and skills training using Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach® to Care (PAC). You will gain a toolbox of dementia knowledge and skills on how to sustain connection, communication and wellbeing throughout the progression of dementia.

Here are topics that we will cover:

  • What is dementia?
  • Brain changes with dementia. Understanding the amygdala response.
  • Sensory changes that effect connection and communication.
  • Progression of dementia – skills lost and skills that remain (using GEMS Model). What GEM is my person?
  • Connecting and communication – adapting our approach.
  • Being a detective – Seeing behaviors as unmet needs.

Hosted by Kathleen Landel, PAC Independent Certified Consultant and national PAC Mentor

Dates: 4 Mondays, 1-2:30pm

June 8 & 22

July 6 & 20

These are small circles limited to 12 participants. To register, click on this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sdOqtrDMpE9bcLx4mbebaDCswSUDhpMKD

Jun
9
Tue
ONLINE: Yi Ren Qigong: Boosting Your Immunity
Jun 9 @ 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
Jun 9 @ 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

ONLINE: Using Mindfulness Meditation to Cope with COVID19
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ONLINE: Using Mindfulness Meditation to Cope with COVID19

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

Each week, we will explore a different topic related to coping with the COVID19 pandemic. Sessions will also include mindfulness meditation and discussion.

Please email Kate Davies at  katherinestefaniedavies@gmail.com for Zoom log in information.

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

Coming Soon

Drop-in Circle: Living with Cancer

1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 1 p.m. beginning April 7
With Susanne Fest and Diana Lindsay

We welcome anyone who lives with cancer—whether newly diagnosed, rebuilding life, fearing recurrence, or nearing end of life. Caregivers are also welcome. Hosted by Susanne Fest and Diana Lindsay. Please email Diana to receive the Zoom link.

Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Circle

Second Wednesdays at 7 p.m beginning April 8 (1.5 hours)
BIPOC held and led.

Creating a safe space for healing and empowerment. This sharing time is deeply affirming of our experience. We’ll explore and learn with open hearts.  Open to all genders and ages. Please contact us to receive the Zoom link.

Possible Healing Circle for Men

The Healing Circle for Men provides a protected space where men can explore and engage in their own healing—and by “healing” we go back to the root of the word, which is “to make whole.” This circle is currently online but full. Please email James deLong if you are interested, and we will start a new circle.

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