In profound ways, the global pandemic is teaching us about our need for refuge and deep healing. It’s next to impossible to do this alone. We need the loving accompaniment of others and the experience of how profoundly interdependent we are as human beings. 

Healing Circles is a safe place to bear witness to it all. And now, we can join circles from anywhere, healing ourselves and our planet.

Spotlight events

A Lifetime of Healing:
Fall Webinar Series

Join us on five Fridays between October 14 and November 18 for a special series featuring:

  • Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
  • Michael Lerner, PhD
  • Diana Lindsay
  • Angela Oh, JD
  • Naiomi Shihab Nye
  • BJ Miller

This series is a fundraiser to support the free circles and trainings that we offer globally. Learn more and register here.

Learning circles

In these learning circles, you’ll find guidance on mining the CancerChoices website for information that can help you on your cancer path. You’ll enter a space to explore and reflect on your cancer experience and care, but without direct medical advice.

Learning Circle Series on Integrative Cancer Care

First Tuesday of the month
10:00AM to 11:30AM Pacific Daylight Time

Next Learning Circle: Healing and Curing

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022
10:00AM to 11:30AM Pacific Daylight Time

Join a healing circle

Healing circles help us step out of ordinary time into a safe and accepting environment in which we can explore our healing.

Together, we explore ways of deepening our capacity to heal, alleviating our suffering, and finding meaning in both challenge and joy.

So for whatever is on your heart today, we invite you to join an online circle. Our circles are small, confidential, and free of charge.

Host a healing circle

Healing Circles is a growing learning community of people who enjoy the sense of belonging and meaning that comes from being of service to others.

We offer training for those who would like to learn how to host a circle and ongoing support to those who hold circles. We invite you to join us in whatever way you can.

What people say

The deepest work of a healing circle is to allow each one of us to be fully and completely ourselves. Being fully seen and listened to in a circle has the potential to heal deep hurts, be it a physical pain or a deep sorrow of the heart. When we are received by others who have the capacity to hold our pain with a loving, non-judgmental acceptance, we can start to believe that we are whole, that we have something to give, that our contribution to life doesn’t depend on us being healthy or even being of sound mind. A circle member can offer a genuine presence that can be deeply healing and helpful to another person.

Janie Brown
Executive director and co-founder of Callanish

I come to this work from the loss of two wives to cancer and the profound transformational experience of the Cancer Help Program at Commonweal. But it’s accessible to only a few. The whole idea of Healing Circles is to make that opportunity accessible to everyone without charge or very limited. We decided to offer this through deep partnerships with churches and organizations in Houston. I’ve seen amazing things happen in a healing circle. To me, this work is about making magic, changing lives, making a difference.

David Spaw
Co-founder, Healing Circles Houston