Jun
2
Tue
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.

 

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
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
9
Tue
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.

Jun
10
Wed
ONLINE: The Poetry Apothecary
Jun 10 @ 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
Jun 10 @ 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.

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

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

On-line: Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)
Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
On-line: Whidbey Island Insight Meditation Group (WIIMG)

On-line:

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.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Topic – Mother Earth

Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Topic – Birth & Death

Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Topic – Taking Refuge

Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Topic – RAIN (Recognize, Accept, Investigate, Nurture)

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 5-6:30pm

Accepting Ourselves Just As We Are

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 5-6:30pm 

Working with A Judgmental Mind

Please use the Contact Form to request log in information for online sessions.
These sessions will be recorded.

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.

 

Jun
12
Fri
On-line: Healing from Chronic Pain
Jun 12 @ 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 12 @ 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.