Sometimes it takes a wake-up call like cancer to bring us back to ourselves. The crisis of illness may shake us free of the life that we have created and allow us to begin a return to the life that is our own.

Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

If you’ve been newly diagnosed, are at the beginning, in the middle of, or beyond treatment, or if you’ve lived with cancer for a while, we invite you to join a healing circle. Within a circle, you might find meaning in the challenge of cancer, bear witness to your own or others’ suffering and loss, and explore your choices and capacity for healing.

Healing circles are a safe and supportive space in which you can walk with others through these times. Each circle is a blend of sharing and silence, compassion and curiosity. Agreements ensure acceptance and confidentiality. We honor our own unique paths to healing and respect the choices of others.

Healing circles are offered at no charge. If you’re able, we invite you to make a gift to help cover the cost of participating.

Circles scheduled in Pacific Time


Living with Cancer: Healing together 6

Second and fourth Saturdays
10:00AM to 11:30AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Living with Cancer: Healing together 18

Second and fourth Thursdays
10:00AM to 11:30AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Living with Cancer: Healing together 19

First and third Thursdays
11:00AM to 12:30PM Pacific Time

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Living with Cancer: Healing together 1

Every Monday
10:00AM to 11:30AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Living with Cancer: Healing together 2

Every Thursday
10:00AM to 11:30AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Living with Cancer: Healing together 3

Every Monday
10:00AM to 11:30AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Living with Cancer: Healing together 4

Second and fourth Wednesdays
10:00AM to 11:30AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Living with Cancer: Healing together 7

Every Monday
11:00AM to 12:30PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Living with Cancer: Healing together 8

Every Tuesday
5:00PM to 6:30PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Living with Cancer: Healing together 9

Every Tuesday (except the fifth Tuesday of the month)
10:00AM to 11:30AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Living with Cancer: Healing together 10

Every Tuesday
10:00AM to 11:30AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Living with Cancer: Healing together 15

Every Monday
12:00PM to 1:30PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Living with Cancer: Healing together 16

Every Wednesday
5:00PM to 6:30PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Living with Cancer: Healing together 17

Every Thursday
4:30PM to 5:30PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Reflections from our community

Please note

Healing circles are groups of peers who support one another through deep listening and compassion. Circle participants abide by agreements, including agreements around confidentiality. The volunteers who host healing circles do not provide medical or psychotherapeutic advice or treatment. Participation in a healing circle does not replace the care provided by a qualified healthcare professional.

Circles scheduled in
European Central Time


Living with Cancer in Europe

A circle that is best suited time-wise for Europeans suffering from cancer. (We speak English.)

Second and fourth Mondays
7:00PM to 8:30PM Central European Summer Time

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Caring for loved ones

This ongoing healing circle is for those who are caring for a loved ones who has cancer. Together, we create a safe community drawing upon the power of partnership and compassion, where each of us listens and is listened to deeply and generously. We cultivate an environment of safety, sanctuary, and trust; give ourselves space to embrace our common paths; and allow the gates to open to profound learning and healing.


Caring for a loved one with cancer

Every Tuesday
5:00PM to 6:00PM Pacific Daylight Time

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The healing power of community

In this video, members and hosts of Living with Cancer circles describe the impact that healing circles have on their lives.

Resources

Here are some resources offered by other Commonweal programs that you might find helpful: