Entries by Healing Circles

Finding My Tribe

by Lisa Peacock I need to build my own support network. The young neighbors who walk our dog Maude The NHS volunteer who’s in a rock band drives me to and from the hospital in their van The friend who gives me beeswax lip balm with kind messages—”bee happy” The friend who secretly cut my […]

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The benefits of persistence

For Serita Winthrop, one of the best things about being a co-host for Healing Circles Global was that it gave her an opportunity to serve others from home. At 80, she struggled with the technology involved, especially Zoom, but she persisted. She co-hosted the healing circle named Coming Together 10 with Cary Zavala for several […]

In search of authenticity

Despite being born into a male-dominated environment, Charlie Pieterick wound up in a profession dominated by women. “I grew up in a flat above a tavern owned by my father,” Charlie says. “I was immersed in a very patriarchal culture, both because I was raised in the Catholic church and schools, and because I often […]

Finding meaning in circle

by Chris Camarata I’ve been facilitating a healing circle on death and dying for more than a year with Nicolas and Robin. Nicolas had been studying these often-avoided topics and wanted a forum where people could talk openly about their feelings surrounding these experiences, so he suggested a healing circle on death and dying. Robin […]

Healing Circles in Vietnam

Healing Circles in Vietnam started with a group of friends who found respite in circles and hope in the Healing Circles Global community. We accidentally came across one another and decided to bring circles to the people and causes we care about in Vietnam. Our first official circle series was called “Grieving a Loved One,” […]

Healing circles hit the road

Nina Burrowes and Cynthia Ellis have taken healing circles on the road, where they visit survivor networks and places of healing in the UK. Nina says: We’ve chosen to use circle as a way of holding space around a painful, raw, and important question: How do people heal from injustice after sexual harm or relationship […]

A healing circle for Europeans

The global pandemic, combined with widespread adoption of video conferencing, has provided both the opportunity and the need to offer circles to a global audience. Today, in addition to the many circles in the United States, circles have formed in Canada, Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Europe. Slovenian medical doctor Barbara Hrovatin and […]

Poems and Essays Written in Honor of Kelly

Gathering by Gary Vallat (written after a massive circle for Kelly that took place at Soundview Center) For Kelly and Diana Lindsay The crowd enters the sanctuary milling about appreciating the beauty of the place, anticipating the connection that awaits. Neighbors arrive, create a rumble that adds a bass line to the many greetings and […]

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Tributes to Kelly Lindsay

Tributes from Healing Circles Langley Kitty Adams: Kelly’s mind was brilliant, but it was his warm welcome that drew me into HCL. In my raw state after the death of my husband, every time I walked through that door, Kelly greeted me with my name, a big smile, and a warm hug. So began my […]