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

Jul
7
Tue
ONLINE: Yi Ren Qigong: Boosting Your Immunity
Jul 7 @ 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
Jul 7 @ 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)
Jul 7 @ 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.

Jul
8
Wed
ONLINE: The Poetry Apothecary
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ONLINE: The Poetry Apothecary @ online

“…Poetry has redemptive power for me, as it does for millions of people. Poems have provided life jackets to keep me from drowning, ballast to keep me from ascending to altitudes where there’s not enough oxygen to support life, and maps to keep me from getting lost in the wilderness….” 

Parker J Palmer

We will stock up the shelves of our Poetry Apothecary with poems that comfort and heal. Come and join us to help weigh, measure and distill poems for their healing properties so we can store each one in our apothecary. Bring poems that have helped you, that perhaps have companioned you through the ups and downs of life, through loneliness, loss, overwhelm, wonder, the healing power of nature, despondency, fragility, forgiveness, and inspiration.  We will mine the storehouse of poetic literature and we will also look at poems which you may have written yourself as a way of finding resolve.

To join this circle online, contact your host for the zoom link.

Hosted by Judith Adams, Peter Martin & Gary Vallat.

ONLINE: BIPOC Circle
Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
ONLINE: BIPOC Circle @ online

bipoc

BLACK, INDIGENOUS, PEOPLE OF COLOR

“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. BIPOC held and led. Open to all genders. Email Rose to receive the Zoom link.

Jul
9
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Jul 9 @ 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

Jul
10
Fri
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation
Jul 10 @ 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
Jul 10 @ 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
Jul 10 @ 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.
Jul
14
Tue
ONLINE: Yi Ren Qigong: Boosting Your Immunity
Jul 14 @ 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
Jul 14 @ 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)
Jul 14 @ 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.

Community Salutes

Roots of Wellness and Healing Circles Langley unite to recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their support of the South Whidbey community during this time of pandemic.

Recipients include:

  • Carla Jolley
  • Carol McNeil
  • Chery Weiser
  • Diana Sandoval
  • Eileen Jackson
  • Emmy Atwood
  • Good Cheer Folks
  • John Auburn
  • Juan Zalapa
  • Judy Feldman
  • Judy Thorslund
  • Rose Homme
  • Ursula Shoudy
  • Whidbey Island Nourishes (WIN) volunteers

You can read more about recipient here.

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