Restoring Resilience

May 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Free, donations gratefully accepted.

As the pandemic has upended life as knew it, creating a collective trauma and disrupting our rhythms for connection, we might find ourselves feeling less able to respond to ongoing stressors and the impact of past or present traumatic experiences. Facing huge unknowns in personal, interpersonal, economic and the very infrastructure of our society, the opportunities and difficulties of our lives are amplified. What are we learning? How might we be empowered?

If you are feeling highly stressed at this time and would like a space to connect and to learn simple skills to restore and strengthen well-being, please join Jane and Ruth for a community conversation on May 19, 3-4:30pm.


Jane Klassen is a circle host and participant at Healing Circles Langley. She brings five decades of experience to exploring trauma personally and as a psychotherapist. She is also very much interested and engaged in the expressive arts.

Ruth Yeo-Peterman is a licensed mental health counselor and facilitator with a focus on expressive arts and trauma. She is Vice President of Program Development and Training with First Aid Arts. As a resident of Whidbey Island who was born in Singapore and raised in South Africa, she is grateful to be in relationship with the Whidbey community as we process this time of collective distress.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


For questions about this event you may e-mail