Feb
18
Tue
Mindfulness Skills
Feb 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Mindfulness Skills

Tim Clark is hosting this mindfulness skills circle. Following Marsha Linehan’s model, we will learn how to use mindfulness skills in everyday life. This will involve the development of mindful awareness of sensations, feelings, and thoughts. We will focus on how to act in each moment, so that in little ways, we make life better.

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 4:30- 6pm. Come to one or all sessions.

Tim Clark holds a master’s degree in applied behavioral science and he is a retired mental health professional and life-long mindful meditator.

For further information you may contact Tim at icelu@me.com

Feb
19
Wed
Circle of 2 Drop-in Hours Fall 2019
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Circle of 2 Drop-in Hours Fall 2019

Wanting the company of others? Stop by for a Circle of Two. We’ll listen, help you in whatever way we can, or assist you in finding additional community resources. You can also just come in for a cup of tea and quiet. We offer generous listening and complete confidentiality.

Healing Circles Langley will be open from 10:00a to 12:00p on most Mondays, and Wednesdays, and Fridays—and any other time that the sign on the door says “HERE”. We may, however, be closed due to unforeseen circumstances and on generally accepted holidays but those will usually be noted on our calendar.

If you would like to schedule a time to speak with someone outside of these hours, day or evening, please leave us a message at 360-221-4101 or info@healingcircleslangley.org.

 

 

Yi-Ren Medical Qigong Level 1
Feb 19 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Yi-Ren Medical Qigong Level 1 @ Healing Circles Langley | Langley | Washington | United States

The Yi Ren system of Qigong is designed to support an individual in the exploration and expression of the intelligence and wisdom already within the body. During Diana’s cancer, Qigong gave her a way to check in with her body, remove stress, and increase her healing capacity.

This 6-week summer class will be taught by Doug Sparks, a longtime practitioner who is completing his teacher certification at the Institute for Qigong and Integrative Medicine.

This Level 1 class is for new and returning participants.

Feb
20
Thu
Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully

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.

Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)

Mindfulness meditation in the insight tradition is about seeing things as they really are, 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.

Over the winter, we will explore the practicalities of mindfulness meditation. By considering how to apply the Buddha’s teachings in everyday life, this series will support you in developing and maintaining a meditation practice.

Jan 9 – Why Practice?
Jan 16 – Mindfulness in Practice
Jan 23 – Inquire Within
Jan 30 – Kate away
Feb 6 – Practice, Practice, Practice
Feb 13 – Common Challenges to Mindfulness Meditation
Feb 20 – Working with Deep Patterns – The Hindrances
Feb 27 – Am I Making Progress?

Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30 pm

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

Feb
21
Fri
Circle of 2 Drop-in Hours Fall 2019
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Circle of 2 Drop-in Hours Fall 2019

Wanting the company of others? Stop by for a Circle of Two. We’ll listen, help you in whatever way we can, or assist you in finding additional community resources. You can also just come in for a cup of tea and quiet. We offer generous listening and complete confidentiality.

Healing Circles Langley will be open from 10:00a to 12:00p on most Mondays, and Wednesdays, and Fridays—and any other time that the sign on the door says “HERE”. We may, however, be closed due to unforeseen circumstances and on generally accepted holidays but those will usually be noted on our calendar.

If you would like to schedule a time to speak with someone outside of these hours, day or evening, please leave us a message at 360-221-4101 or info@healingcircleslangley.org.

 

 

Healing from Chronic Pain
Feb 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
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.

For further information you may contact Mariam at 206-650-0534

Feb
24
Mon
Circle of 2 Drop-in Hours Fall 2019
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Circle of 2 Drop-in Hours Fall 2019

Wanting the company of others? Stop by for a Circle of Two. We’ll listen, help you in whatever way we can, or assist you in finding additional community resources. You can also just come in for a cup of tea and quiet. We offer generous listening and complete confidentiality.

Healing Circles Langley will be open from 10:00a to 12:00p on most Mondays, and Wednesdays, and Fridays—and any other time that the sign on the door says “HERE”. We may, however, be closed due to unforeseen circumstances and on generally accepted holidays but those will usually be noted on our calendar.

If you would like to schedule a time to speak with someone outside of these hours, day or evening, please leave us a message at 360-221-4101 or info@healingcircleslangley.org.

 

 

Yi-Ren Medical Qigong Level 2 & 3
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Yi-Ren Medical Qigong Level 2 & 3 @ Healing Circles Langley | Langley | Washington | United States

The Yi Ren system of Qigong is designed to support an individual in the exploration and expression of the intelligence and wisdom already within the body. During Diana’s cancer, Qigong gave her a way to check in with her body, remove stress, and increase her healing capacity.

Level 2 helps you activate the individual organ meridians and learn how they partner with other organs in the body. Level 3 helps you connect to both our innermost chemistry in the neuroendocrine system but also to energies outside of us. You’ll be amazed at what you’ll be able to feel–and how much better you’ll feel .

This class will meet on Mondays at 10 and will be taught by Diana Lindsay, certified instructor for the Institute for Qigong and Integrative Medicine.

This Level 2 & 3 class is for those who have completed Level 1.

Circle of Hosts
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Circle of Hosts @ Langley | Washington | United States

This is a monthly circle for our wonderful Circle of Hosts to get to know each other better and support each other as we deepen the quality of our circles.

Meets the fourth Monday of the month from 3-4:30pm.

Healing Circle for Men (Full)
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Healing Circle for Men (Full) @ Langley | Washington | United States

The Healing Circles for Men held here are based on the same agreements, philosophy, and general format that all of our circles share. For those of you unfamiliar with Healing Circles Langley, we provide a protected space where anyone can explore and engage in their own healing—and by “healing” we go back to the root of the word, “to make whole.” Healing Circles Langley is also rooted in the dual tenets that each person has influence over their own healing, and that influence is most effective when in a community of others.

Circles here are hosted rather led or facilitated, are peer-based rather than therapy-driven, and are founded on 5 agreements:

  1. We treat each other with kindness and respect
  2. We listen to each other with compassion and curiosity
  3. We honor each other’s unique way to healing and do not presume to advise, fix, or save one another
  4. We hold all shared stories in utmost confidence
  5. We trust that each of us has guidance we need within us and will sometimes rely on the power of silence to access it

Our tradition is deeply influenced by—and extremely grateful for—the PeerSpirit/Circle Way approach to circles. During most of our circles we typically make use of a talking stick or stone during sharing rounds, lean heavily on the campfire metaphor, often pause for silence, and frequently use poetry. We typically have no agenda other than expressing what’s on one’s mind at the moment and then taking it from there.

[Sorry! This circle is currently at capacity. If you’d like to be put on a waiting list we’ll try to fit you in when space becomes available or when a new Healing Circle for Men is being formed.]

Feb
25
Tue
Parenting through Difficult Times
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Parenting through Difficult Times

Parenting is a journey, taking us to peaks more beautiful than ever imaginable and to depths that test our stamina. Then sometimes, things get worse.

When our children (of any age) are hurting—whether from anxiety, depression, loneliness, or other circumstances—we hurt too. We can feel at a loss about what to do. Our hearts ache with worry.

Aching hearts need support. Join us in this healing circle, sharing our stories with other parents who get it, offering us comfort in knowing we are not alone.

This is an open, drop in circle, which typically meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 10-11:30am, but there are exceptions. Please consult the calendar of check with the host.

Hosted by Diana Sandoval: Diana is a parenting coach, a racial justice trainer and consultant, and a longtime facilitator of groups. She believes in the power of listening, of being witnessed, and of sitting in community. She is the mother of a young adult.

Please contact Diana for more information at 206-819-0613 or via email at fredoval@earthlink.net.