Oct
27
Wed
ONLINE : The Poetry Apothecary
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ONLINE : The Poetry Apothecary @ On-line

“…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 to 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. Our first theme was “aging”. Bring poems that have helped you, that perhaps have companioned you through the ups and downs of life.  In subsequent meetings we will collectively decide on other themes, such as 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.

We meet 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.

Hosted by Judith Adams & Peter Martin

For more information and to receive the zoom link you may contact Peter Martin at peter.martin@whidbey.net

Oct
28
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Oct 28 @ 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.

For more information please contact info@healingcircles.org

Oct
29
Fri
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain
Oct 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain @ Online | 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, trained therapist.

Until we can meet again in person, we are Meeting on Zoom.  Send an email to Jane Klassen:

jane klassen shesjanie2@gmail.com

and she will send you the link to join the Zoom Meeting.

Nov
3
Wed
On-line: Healing Circle for Mothers
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On-line: Healing Circle for Mothers @ On-line

The past year has been one like no other.  We have learned to wear masks that cover our smiles or tears; we have learned to work at home or have even given up our work in order to care for and homeschool our children.  We have kept kids home instead of arranging playdates.  We have endured a contentious election season, while the vast racial inequalities in our country have been splayed across the news and peoples’ lives.

We invite you to a Circle for mothers who want to connect with others for sharing and respite.

We’ll meet twice a month, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:30pm.  

Please join us and invite others who can benefit from such a circle.

Hosted by: 

Dana Kelly, retired community health nurse and Lactation Consultant. 

Autumn Preble, now retired, has been involved in community building on Whidbey for 40 years.

  • For more information e-mail info@healingcircleslangley.org
  • You need to register in advance for this meeting:
    register here
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Nov
4
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Nov 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.

For more information please contact info@healingcircles.org

On-line: Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 5:30 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

assumptions, expectations and beliefs. 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. Come to one session or

come to them all.

November 4 5:00 – 6:30 pm: Taking Refuge as an Intention

November 11 5:00 – 6:30 pm: Taking Refuge: What Does It Mean?

November 18 5:00 – 6:30 pm: Taking Refuge: How to Do It

No meeting on November 25 – Thanksgiving

December 2 5:00 – 6:30 pm: Acceptance & Letting Go

December 9 5:00 – 6:30 pm: Effortless Effort in Meditation

December 16 5:00 – 6:30 pm: The Gifts of Darkness

Hosted by Kate Davies, a certified mindfulness meditation teacher with twenty years of practice

experience.

Please email Kate for further information and Zoom log in information at:

katherinestefaniedavies@gmail.org

Nov
5
Fri
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain
Nov 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain @ Online | 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, trained therapist.

Until we can meet again in person, we are Meeting on Zoom.  Send an email to Jane Klassen:

jane klassen shesjanie2@gmail.com

and she will send you the link to join the Zoom Meeting.

Nov
10
Wed
ONLINE : The Poetry Apothecary
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ONLINE : The Poetry Apothecary @ On-line

“…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 to 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. Our first theme was “aging”. Bring poems that have helped you, that perhaps have companioned you through the ups and downs of life.  In subsequent meetings we will collectively decide on other themes, such as 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.

We meet 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.

Hosted by Judith Adams & Peter Martin

For more information and to receive the zoom link you may contact Peter Martin at peter.martin@whidbey.net

Nov
11
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Nov 11 @ 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.

For more information please contact info@healingcircles.org

On-line: Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 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

assumptions, expectations and beliefs. 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. Come to one session or

come to them all.

November 4 5:00 – 6:30 pm: Taking Refuge as an Intention

November 11 5:00 – 6:30 pm: Taking Refuge: What Does It Mean?

November 18 5:00 – 6:30 pm: Taking Refuge: How to Do It

No meeting on November 25 – Thanksgiving

December 2 5:00 – 6:30 pm: Acceptance & Letting Go

December 9 5:00 – 6:30 pm: Effortless Effort in Meditation

December 16 5:00 – 6:30 pm: The Gifts of Darkness

Hosted by Kate Davies, a certified mindfulness meditation teacher with twenty years of practice

experience.

Please email Kate for further information and Zoom log in information at:

katherinestefaniedavies@gmail.org

Nov
12
Fri
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain
Nov 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain @ Online | 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, trained therapist.

Until we can meet again in person, we are Meeting on Zoom.  Send an email to Jane Klassen:

jane klassen shesjanie2@gmail.com

and she will send you the link to join the Zoom Meeting.

Nov
17
Wed
On-line: Healing Circle for Mothers
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On-line: Healing Circle for Mothers @ On-line

The past year has been one like no other.  We have learned to wear masks that cover our smiles or tears; we have learned to work at home or have even given up our work in order to care for and homeschool our children.  We have kept kids home instead of arranging playdates.  We have endured a contentious election season, while the vast racial inequalities in our country have been splayed across the news and peoples’ lives.

We invite you to a Circle for mothers who want to connect with others for sharing and respite.

We’ll meet twice a month, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:30pm.  

Please join us and invite others who can benefit from such a circle.

Hosted by: 

Dana Kelly, retired community health nurse and Lactation Consultant. 

Autumn Preble, now retired, has been involved in community building on Whidbey for 40 years.

  • For more information e-mail info@healingcircleslangley.org
  • You need to register in advance for this meeting:
    register here
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.