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.

Coming Together circles

The following circles are offered online through Healing Circles Global:


Coming Together 4

Every Thursday
4:00PM to 5:30PM Pacific Daylight Time
5 pm Denver | 6 pm Chicago | 7 pm New York | 9 am Tokyo on Friday

Register



Coming Together 5

Second and fourth Wednesday
12:00PM to 1:30PM Pacific Daylight Time
1 pm Denver | 2 pm Chicago | 3 pm New York

Register


The Arts

Poetry Apothecary

September 14 from 2 – 3:30 pm

To join this circle online, contact info@healingcircles.org

Hosted by Judith Adams, Peter Martin & Gary Vallat

Wellness

Tai Chi Wellness Program

Every Tuesday and Thursday
1:30PM to 2:30PM Pacific Daylight Time
Soundview Center
432 Third Street
Langley WA

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. Students learn by following with the assistance of verbal cues. Accessible to a wide range of physical ability, 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 every day life. There is very little attention given to martial arts; It’s all in the form. This class is free; donations are gratefully accepted.

Stan Hiserman taught Tai Chi at three locations as a volunteer for about twenty years in Seattle. He is now teaching it twice a week at Soundview Center in addition to this Kung Fu class.


Mindfulness Meditation

Fourth Monday of each month
5:00PM to 6:30PM Pacific Daylight Time
Healing Circles Langley
534 Camano Avenue
Langley WA

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


Kung Fu Wellness Program

Every Monday and Wednesday
1:00PM to 2:00PM Pacific Daylight Time
Soundview Center
432 Third Street
Langley WA

These Kung Chi Fu exercises follow the same sequence that Stan Hiserman practiced and assisted teaching at the Seattle Kung Fu Club six hours a week for more than twelve years. The practice is now at a slower pace and with fewer repetitions, making it suitable for all ages and abilities. It’s an accessible energizing form of exercise with no contact and low impact on sensitive joints. Kung Fu exercises build strength, endurance, balance, concentration, flexibility, and hand-eye-body coordination along with chi, our internal healing energy.

Stan Hiserman taught Tai Chi at three locations as a volunteer for about twenty years in Seattle. He is now teaching it twice a week at Soundview Center in addition to this Kung Fu class.


Healing from Chronic Pain

Every Friday from 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Our circle is now hybrid. Please join us at Healing Circles Langley if you’re able.  To join us via Zoom, send email to Tim Clark, timkclark@gmail.com, to receive the link.

Online Mindfulness Meditation

Every Friday from 8:30 – 9:15 am

This is a free offering and will continue on Friday mornings indefinitely.  Please join the Zoom session at

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87211947238?pwd=SGlPUUhNVkNWSTl0eFp6RUtYWklyQT09

Meeting ID: 206 024 399

Password: 011618

Offered by Sarah Manchester

Movement

Global Events

Members of the Whidbey community are also welcome to join online circles offered through Healing Circles Global to connect with each other and the world

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