Healing Circles Houston

Why Newly-Established Healing Circles Sometimes Fail

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Healing Circles Houston hasn’t always been successful in establishing and maintaining relationships with collaborating organizations. This post lists some of the mistakes they made and lessons they learned as they continue to grow.
Healing Circles Houston

Healing Circles Houston: Where BIG Meets the Pace of Guidance

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Healing Circles Houston has been opening doors of opportunity since 2016 in partnership with many like-minded organizations throughout our communities.

The Healing Power of Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. This kind of attention nurtures greater awareness, clarity, and acceptance of the present-moment reality. – Jon Kabat-Zinn The…

Healing Circles Retreat Opening Remarks

We are in a moment in which healing is critical for our survival. Not only healing the political world but the many vectors that threaten our existence on this planet. This is the immense work ahead of us. But we have the tools. We have the “Healing Circles Way,” the “Commonweal Way.”

Healing Circles Gathering 2019

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During the Healing Circles Gathering at Commonweal on January 17-20, 2019, we spent an hour gathering a snapshot of who and where we are.

A Conversation with a Widow’s Nervous System

The pain of loss is such an isolating experience, where the outside and inside of us are not aligned. We are out of sync with humanity, and yet we are inside an experience that each and every one of us will have.

'I Am Rushing:' a Mantra of Love and Memory

I have just returned from spending time with a dear friend and her husband. They are living in what I have come to call “Illness Time” ­ not a period of time spent ill, but time itself defined by illness.

Managing the Time Warp of Loss: Why Do They Want to Marry the Widow off?

When our parents die, no one tries to comfort us by saying, "You can love like this again with a new mother, new father, or a different grandparent.” Yet, with the loss of a spouse, people quickly start talking about a new companion, a new sexual partner, a new friend.

Healing Circles for Youth

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Heart Circles at the Power of Hope camp take place in a safe space and a familiar community, allowing teens to drop into their authentic voices. The space is deeply respected. Many young people report that this is the peak experience of the camp.
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An A-B-C of Stress Management

Stressors are all around us, and we benefit greatly when we have ways to manage stress and restore a less activated state of being.