Ferry to Vashon Island

Lifting the veil and encountering Truth

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You wouldn‚Äôt think a 37-square-mile area inhabited by 11,055 people would feel like a small town, but Vashon Island does‚Äďespecially for someone like Gail Labinski. During her decades as a teacher, she has watched many an islander grow up‚Ķ

The guardian: noticing and sensing

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Circle started around the cook-fires of humanity’s ancestors and has accompanied us ever since.  We remember this space.  When we listen, we speak more thoughtfully.  We lean in to shared purpose. Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea, The…
Snowy winter scene

Words from a Caregiver 

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Claire Robson from Vancouver, Canada, joined a new healing circle at Callanish and shares her experience and perspective as a member. 

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.

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.

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.

Catch and Release

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Catch-and-release is essentially what we do at Healing Circles Langley.
Courtesy of Callanish

Gracious Listening

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Among other things, gracious listening requires a hospitable heart, a compassionate presence, and a commitment to not "fix."

Healing from Chronic Pain

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It wasn’t an experience I was eager to revisit. Pain (mostly migraines) and fatigue dominated my life for 15 yrs. I cannot offer a formula for my return to health…

The Power of Story in Intentional Healing

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Our stories can readily become the most powerful guides we can find to intentional healing.