Feb
21
Fri
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 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.

 

 

Feb
26
Wed
The Poetry Apothecary
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Poetry Apothecary

“…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.

Hosted by Judith Adams, Peter Martin & Gary Vallat.

Feb
27
Thu
Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Feb 27 @ 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.

Feb
28
Fri
Healing from Chronic Pain
Feb 28 @ 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

Mar
2
Mon
Healing Circle for Caregivers
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Healing Circle for Caregivers @ 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

This is NOT a drop-in circle.

Before attending you need to contact Linda via e-mail: lindakh1515@gmail.com

 

Circle of Solace
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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 5:00-7:00pm, for gentle sharing followed by a potluck dinner.

***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 hosts 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.
Mar
3
Tue
Healing Circle: Living with Cancer
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Healing Circle: Living with Cancer @ 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 to those newly diagnosed, living with and beyond treatment, and their caregivers.

We employ the PeerSpirit methodology of hosting peer-centric circles, with 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 RSVP at 221-4101 or e-mail info@healingcircleslangley.org if you would like to attend this circle.

Mar
5
Thu
Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Mar 5 @ 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.

Re- Imagining Life after the Death of a Spouse/Partner
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Re- Imagining Life after the Death of a Spouse/Partner
 This circle is for people who, over an extended time, have addressed and attended to the myriad of grieving feelings one experiences when a spouse had died.  From this time there comes a desire to move forward in exploring ways of being and living.
First Thursdays, 1-2:30pm
*** Prerequisite   This circle is open to new members but is not a drop-in circle.  Please contact Kate Stivers,  360 331 7299 or kstivers@freeland.net, before attending.