Research reveals the tremendous power of social support in healing. Good social support improves your health and negative (or no) social support can damage it. In fact, no social support is the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
Healing circles might be a welcome addition to an existing community center, or you might be inspired, along with a group of others, to create a healing circle that serves a specific population. Centers serve circle members through the ups and downs of illness and recovery, through success and failure, joy and grief, throughout the life cycle of circle members.
Here are some blog posts that provide more information:
Reaching Back, Giving Forward
In this Thriving Communities video, Diana Lindsay talks about her recovery from stage IV lung cancer and the opening of Healing Circles Langley.
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