Healing circles help us step out of ordinary time into a safe and accepting environment in which we can explore our healing. Together, we explore ways of deepening our capacity to heal, alleviating our suffering, and finding meaning in both challenge and joy. We access our own inner guidance to understand where the greatest healing—in body, emotions, and spirit—can occur.
Healing Circles is a growing learning community of people bound together by a shared purpose, shared values, and an intuitive sense that we belong together. We recognize the healing power of deep community and our intention is to become excellent at providing it. We invite you to join us in whatever way you can.
How to Host a Healing Circle
Our first sessions for Healing Circles training filled up so quickly that we’ve added more sessions. Our goal is to train people who have a strong and sincere motivation to practice and host healing circles in their particular context.
Global Circle of Hosts
If you have completed training for Healing Circles hosts and guardians, or are already serving as host or guardian of a healing circle, we extend a warm welcome for you to join our circle of hosts, which takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
What people say
The deepest work of a healing circle is to allow each one of us to be fully and completely ourselves. Being fully seen and listened to in a circle has the potential to heal deep hurts, be it a physical pain or a deep sorrow of the heart. When we are received by others who have the capacity to hold our pain with a loving, non-judgmental acceptance, we can start to believe that we are whole, that we have something to give, that our contribution to life doesn’t depend on us being healthy or even being of sound mind. A circle member can offer a genuine presence that can be deeply healing and helpful to another person.
I come to this work from the loss of two wives to cancer and the profound transformational experience of the Cancer Help Program at Commonweal. But it’s accessible to only a few. The whole idea of Healing Circles is to make that opportunity accessible to everyone without charge or very limited. We decided to offer this through deep partnerships with churches and organizations in Houston. I’ve seen amazing things happen in a healing circle. To me, this work is about making magic, changing lives, making a difference.