We do not have armies fighting COVID—we have deeply committed, courageous public health workers unprepared for the scope and intensity of the response and its traumatic impact on their lives. For the last six months, I have sat in weekly healing circles with them, nurses and epidemiologists and leaders. The simple clarity of the circle method has been profoundly helpful in allowing these exhausted people space to return to the present moment, to feel what they feel, and to emerge from isolation into the matrix of shared burden and care for each other. They don’t need an expert; they need each other, and a path to speak honestly and listen with compassion and curiosity.

Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD, LPC, executive director of The Jung Center |

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare workers labored in challenging environments. Now, the complexity of responding to the pandemic has added many new dilemmas: fears about infection for self and loved ones, concerns about access to medical supplies and personal protection, increased workload demands and, most important, witnessing the intense suffering of others, including patients, families, and fellow staff.

How does one hold the entirety of this? For many, a key is to gather with a circle of companions who understand our struggle and share our strong intention to find healing.  

Register for a healing circle now

We invite you to join a circle for healthcare professionals. For a time, leave behind the burden and difficulties of your external world, make space for yourself, and come together with others to share your concerns and struggles—and find hope.

These circles are ongoing and most are limited to 10 participants. Although circles are free, donations are gratefully accepted.


Supporting Healthcare 1: Caring for professionals

Every Tuesday
10:00AM to 11:00AM Pacific Daylight Time
11 am Denver | noon Chicago | 1 pm New York | 7 pm Paris
Summer break status: Last pre-break circle is 7/27. Resumes on 9/7.

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Supporting Healthcare 2: Caring for professionals

Every Wednesday
8:00AM to 9:00AM Pacific Daylight Time
9 am Denver | 10 am Chicago | 11 am New York | 5 pm Paris
Summer break status: Meets in August (does not take a break)

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Supporting Healthcare 4: Caring for professionals

Every Tuesday
8:00AM to 9:00AM Pacific Daylight Time
9 am Denver | 10 am Chicago | 11 am New York | 5 pm Paris
Summer break status: Last pre-break circle is 7/27. Resumes on 9/7.

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Supporting Healthcare 5: Caring for professionals

Every Monday
4:00PM to 5:00PM Pacific Daylight Time
5 pm Denver | 6 pm Chicago | 7 pm New York | 9 am Tokyo on Tuesday
Summer break status: Last pre-break circle is 7/26. Resumes on 9/6.

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Supporting Healthcare 6: Caring for professionals

Every Wednesday beginning September 1
5:00PM to 6:00PM Pacific Daylight Time
6 pm Denver | 7 pm Chicago | 8 pm New York | 9 am Tokyo on Thursday
Summer break status: Begins after August break.

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Reflections from our community

What people say

Gathering in community reminded us of the power of the circle and helped us regain a sense of self and a renewed passion for our beloved nursing profession.

Learning the structure and premise of healing circles has helped me, as a nurse practitioner, listen to and encourage the inner wisdom and strength of the patients I serve.

What happened in the first circle was nothing less than amazing. The invitation to share from the heart created an energy in the circle that touched the hearts of all of us.

Questions?

Please contact us if you have any questions about this circle.

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.

Help us plan new circles

As we plan new healing circles for healthcare professionals, it would help us to know what days and times work best for you.

If you don’t see an available healing circle that fits your schedule, please fill out and submit this form.

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