Apr
15
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Apr 15 @ 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

Apr
16
Fri
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain
Apr 16 @ 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.

ONLINE: Poetry in These Times and Drop-in Healing Circle
Apr 16 @ 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.

 

 

Apr
20
Tue
On-line: A Next Step: A writing circle following the loss a loved one.
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
On-line: A Next Step: A writing circle following the loss a loved one.
The Next Step circle is now forming as an on line writing and sharing circle.  This circle is for people who have attended and moved through the searing pain of losing a loved one through death.  In this writing circle we will use writing prompts, journaling and poetry along with discussion to support us as we reflect upon the myriad of questions that come forward during and following our intense grief. This circle is not about craft, techniques or critiques of writing.
We will meet on the third Tuesdays:  12/15, 1/19 & 2/16 from 2:00 – 3:30 through Zoom
The host for this circle is Kate Stivers a counselor on Whidbey Island.  She has hosted Write to Heal, Circle of Solace, Navigating Grief Through Writing and Reimagining Your Life……
Please contact her to register:
kstivers@freeland.net        360 331 7299     No texts.
Apr
21
Wed
On-line: Healing Circle for Mothers
Apr 21 @ 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.
Apr
22
Thu
ONLINE: Healing into Life & Death: Discovering what Death can Teach us About Living Fully
Apr 22 @ 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

Apr
23
Fri
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain
Apr 23 @ 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.

ONLINE: Poetry in These Times and Drop-in Healing Circle
Apr 23 @ 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.

 

 

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

Apr
30
Fri
ONLINE: Healing from Chronic Pain
Apr 30 @ 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.

ONLINE: Poetry in These Times and Drop-in Healing Circle
Apr 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.

 

 

May
3
Mon
On-line: Circle of Solace
May 3 @ 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.