Oct
27
Tue
ON-LINE: Yi Ren Qigong, advanced practice
Oct 27 @ 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: DBT Mindful Life Skills Learning Circle
Oct 27 @ 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

On-line: Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)
Oct 27 @ 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.

Oct
28
Wed
ONLINE: The Poetry Apothecary
Oct 28 @ 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 info@healingcircles.org

Hosted by Judith Adams, Peter Martin & Gary Vallat.

Oct
29
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Oct 29 @ 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 29 @ 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!

For the months of October and November we are exploring the nature of Harvesting: what we bring in that nurtures our being, what we let go into the earth for composting, and what seeds we sow for new growth. We will open each session with the Self-Care Agreements and explore through our practices our own internal Harvesting process.

Thursdays, 3:30- 5pm.

  • 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 or peaceqicd@gmail.com

 

 

 

Oct
30
Fri
ONLINE: Mindfulness Meditation
Oct 30 @ 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: Poetry in These Times and Drop-in Healing Circle
Oct 30 @ 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.

 

 

Nov
2
Mon
ONLINE: Healing Circle for Caregivers
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
ONLINE: Healing Circle for Caregivers @ online | Langley | Washington | United States

This healing circle is a nurturing, supportive place where anyone who cares for others—parent, spouse, friend, or child—can have time to care of yourself and share with other caregivers. This is intended to be an ongoing bi-weekly circle with a recurring group of participants.

Host: Linda Henderson

Before attending, please contact Linda via e-mail: lindakh1515@gmail.com

 

On-line: Circle of Solace
Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
On-line: Circle of Solace

A Circle of Solace is for those who are currently going through the grieving process following the death of a loved one.

We meet on first Mondays, each month, from 5:00-6:30pm, for gentle sharing.

***Prerequisite – This is a drop-in circle. However, before attending please contact the host, Kate Stivers at 360 331 7299 or kstivers@freeland.net.

Kate Stivers is a counselor in private practice on Whidbey Island, WA. She has hosted Navigating your Grief through Writing, Circle of Solace, and Re-imagining Life After Loss at Healing Circles Langley. The intention of all of her work is to call forth the wisdom that allows each individual to feel replenished and empowered.
Nov
3
Tue
ON-LINE: Yi Ren Qigong, advanced practice
Nov 3 @ 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: DBT Mindful Life Skills Learning Circle
Nov 3 @ 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