Veterans Helping Veterans

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After a healing circle helped former sargent James Pride face his own loss, he reached out to his community to form a Veterans Helping Veterans healing circle.

Women Sharing, Women Witnessing

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Responding to national news, we invited sexual abuse or assault survivors, to share her story with other women whether she had told it before or was just finding the courage to tell it now.

Safety in Numbers: Five Circle Agreements

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For everyone in the circle to feel truly safe, the underlying assumption must be that everyone in attendance will honor the Circle Agreements, and that the Host and Guardian will be resolute in attending to them.
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What Makes a Circle Healing?

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The only person who can accurately perceive a circle to be healing is the individual circle participant. Healing, as with pain, is what the person says it is.

In Exile 

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Sharing moments from a tender counseling session with a bereaved mother, Janie Brown takes a strong and compassionate look at the impact of loss on our hearts and our lives. Do we actually “move on?” Do we actually “get over it?”
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An Apprenticeship with Sorrow

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Francis Weller views grieving our current, as well as our "untended" sorrows, as essential for the freedom and vitality of our souls. He says, “Learning to welcome, hold, and metabolize sorrow is the work of a lifetime.”
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Poems About Grief

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Poetry can touch our hearts and minds in a way no other language can. These poems can help us slip past our usual thinking and sink into a wider, deeper, and more intimate wisdom.

Through Healing Circles, Nurses Gain a Renewed Passion for Their Profession

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Nurses create circles of hope and healing each time they accept the invitation to be part of an intimate moment of a person’s life at birth, in illness, and at the moment of death. It is in this sacred space where nurses have the greatest opportunity to create environments of healing.
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Starting Healing Circles in Communities of Faith

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Learn how Healing Circles Houston helps faith communities benefit from healing circles by partnering with them.

Why Are Nurses Drawn to the Circle?

Nurse leaders of healing circles are rediscovering and reclaiming the joy that brought them into nursing.