Circles of Two

As humans, we are happier and healthier when we have someone to talk to when we need it.

If you’re newly diagnosed, at a turning point, or simply need to connect, ask for a circle of two. We’ll listen, help you in whatever way we can, or assist you in finding additional community resources. We can offer an attentive ear to whatever your day’s concern is—whether physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.

There are three ways to connect:

  • Simply drop by Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Talk to someone by phone by calling us at 360.221.4101 Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Call and leave voicemail or send email via this website and leave your name and phone number. A volunteer will get back to you.
  • Our volunteers are trained in peer-to-peer co-counseling methods such as active listening and clear reflection. Circle hosts do not offer medical or other advice or therapy.The same circle agreements apply in circles of two: confidentiality; listening with compassion and curiosity; honoring each others’ respective paths; and pausing for a moment whenever necessary to catch our breath and bearings.

Circles

Living with Cancer

Monday, January 30
10:30  to 12:00 pm

Healing Circles Langley

If you’ve been newly diagnosed, are at the beginning, in the middle of, or beyond treatment, or if you’ve lived with cancer for a while, we invite you to join our healing circle. Within a circle, you might find meaning in the challenge of cancer, bear witness to your own or others’ suffering and loss, and explore your choices and capacity for healing. Please email Diana Lindsay if you’re interested.

The Grieving Heart:

An in-person circle for those grieving the death of a loved one.

Sundays starting Feb 12th-March 19th
3:30  to 5:00 pm

Healing Circles Langley

The loss of a loved one can be devastating, our grief isolating and overwhelming. When we come together in community, we discover that grief and love are closely allied, and find that together we are able to bear what may at first have seemed unbearable.

Please call hosts Kitty Adams (360 341-1803) or Sue Baldwin (360-579-4308) if you plan to come.

Please bring a mask, and if you are sick please wait to join us until you are well.

HUH?

Hearing, understanding, healing

Thursdays
3-4:30 pm
Healing Circles Langley

HUH? is a circle focused on the experience of hearing loss both from the inside and the outside. Those who are losing hearing as well as those living with someone with hearing loss are invited to join.

Please email Deborah Nedelman to join the circle.

Men’s circle

Second and fourth Tuesdays
7  to 8:30 pm

Healing Circles Langley

There are now openings in our men’s circle! If you’re interested, please email James.

Healing from Chronic Pain

Every Friday
3 to 5 pm
Healing Circles Langley or online

To join us via Zoom, please send email to Tim for the link.

The Arts

BIPOC Arts Circle

2nd Sundays of the month
11:00 – 12:30
Healing Circles Langley

A space and time for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) to gather together to get our creative spirits flowing. We will get to know each other and our cultures through art, conversation, and may occasionally share a meal. Art activities will be led by community members and will vary including making prayer bundles, watercolor, collage, pine needle weaving, and more. All materials supplied.

For questions and to RSVP, please contact Diana Sandoval at fredoval@earthlink.net

Wellness

Online Mindfulness Meditation

Every Friday
8:30 to 9:15 am
Zoom

This is a free offering and will continue on Friday mornings indefinitely.  Please contact Sarah Manchester to join.

In-Person Mindfulness Meditation

Wednesday, March 1
5 to 6:30 pm
Healing Circles Langley 

This circle offers an opportunity to meditate with others in person. There will be a short talk at the beginning, guidance on how to meditate, a meditation period, and time to share about your meditation experience at the end. No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome.

Kate Davies is a certified mindfulness meditation teacher who has had a meditation practice for about twenty years.

For more information, send email to Kate.

Qigong

Every Wednesday
9:30 to 10:30 am
Healing Circles Langley

“I myself stand in need of the arms of my own kindness and care.” Ram Dass

This class is a balancing of doing and being in self-care.

Yi Ren Qigong is a system of Qi exercises developed by Dr. Sun. These exercises activate One’s Qi body, transform and harmonize our internal Qi, and develop internal connections with Universal Energies.

For more information contact Akbar.

Tai Chi class

Tuesdays and Thursdays
1:30-2:30 pm
Soundview Center

Tai Chi is a series of slow, graceful martial arts movements, called a form, which is continuously flowing, always the same, gradually gaining in complexity, taking 15 – 20 minutes to complete.  Accessible to a wide range of physical abilities, Tai chi promotes strong body awareness, strengthening balance, coordination, concentration, healthy breathing, posture, core strength, and flexibility. Practicing the graceful flow of Tai Chi also creates a meditative interlude from the thoughts of everyday life.

This is a drop-in class.

Laughter Yoga

Second and fourth Sundays
1 to 2 pm
Healing Circles Langley

Bring more joy and well-being into your life, increase energy, boost immunity, reduce stress, benefit all bodily systems, and foster creativity and social confidence with laughter yoga, the world’s happiest and most gentle workout!

You can expect gentle stretching and breathing warm-up; fun group laughter exercises that simulate and stimulate laughter; and simple guided relaxation.

For more info, email Tere.