The journey inward is one of the most rewarding aspects of healing circles. Here, we breathe and come into our present. Here, we listen to our bodies and what they are communicating. Here, we find a path into an inner world of guidance.

All paths to cultivating this inner attention are welcome: silence, meditation, visualization, bodywork, healing touch, Reiki, yoga, tai chi, qigong, and others. Beginning by listening within first keeps our sharing authentic in healing circles. Practicing these different disciplines with others can be a silent healing circle, rich with swirling energies—and love.

The blog posts below proved more information:

Developing a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Suggestions and resources for developing a mindfulness meditation practice

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…
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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.

Healing Sound Bath

Usually on the second Wednesday of most months, we push all the furniture aside in the Fireside Room upstairs and Deborah Koff-Chapin sits in a semicircle of her crystal bowls and tea lights in near-darkness...

The Healing Blessing of Yoga

In yoga practice, the body becomes our first point of entry to what lies inside, the first doorway into home

Observation and Breathing in Healing Circles

Healing circles rely on moments of quiet and deep attentiveness...


Have you noticed the vibrating white noise that rings in your ears in the quiet of night or in the depth of the forest, or the consistent rhythm of perpetual waves rolling up on the seashore, or the whispering tune of the wind dancing through…

A Different Kind of Listening

A Thriving Communities video featuring the story of Diana Lindsay, who was diagnosed with incurable stage IV lung cancer—12 years ago. This is her inspiring story about what she learned after her body “Skyped” her.

Header photo by Corinne Bayley