Online circles

The advantage of online healing circles is that you can participate in them regardless of where you are in the world. All you need is an internet connection. There’s no need to drive or take public transit, no need to go out in the dark, rain, or snow. And if you’re recovering from an illness—or want to minimize the chances of catching one—you can gain all the benefits of social connection from home.

Another advantage of online circles is that you meet people who you wouldn’t have otherwise crossed paths with. When you do, you realize how very much we have in common with one another. Regardless of where we are in the world, it turns out that we have far more similarities than differences.

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In-person circles

The main advantage of in-person healing circles is the hugs! Physical circles enable us to gather in the same way that our ancestors have for millennia. We can sit around an actual fire (or a center that represents one), pass a talking piece, and look one another in the eyes.

If you live in one of the areas below, or are passing through and want to connect on along way, feel free to register.

California

Washington State

The following events take place on the Commonweal campus.

Note: These are HCG placeholder events

What

Exploring eldering for women over 65 living on their own 3


We share the pleasures and perils of our experience as we seek understanding beyond the ageism of the dominant culture. This circle supports us in cultivating our own visions of eldering.
When
Second Sunday of the month from 8:00AM to 9:30AM Pacific Daylight Time

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We all die: Let's talk about it


This circle is about inviting death into our daily conversations.
When
First Friday of the month (except July and Aug) from 8:00AM to 9:00AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Ubuntu: The Black Women’s Circle of Joy and Light


This healing circle is a sanctuary in which women of African descent come together like ancient threads that intertwine to create a powerful tapestry of support.
When
Second and Fourth Sundays (except July and August) from 12:00PM to 1:30PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Coming Together 5


Coming Together circles are for everyone. If you’d like to experience healing circles, but aren’t sure where to start, you’re in the right place.
When
Second and fourth Wednesdays from 12:00PM to 1:30PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Expressive Arts 2


Everyone is an artist, and everyone is a healer. In some of these circles, we will chant, draw, move, and/or write.
When
First Monday of the month from 2:00PM to 3:30PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Living with Cancer: Healing together 19


Within this circle, you might find meaning in the challenge of cancer, bear witness to your own or others’ suffering and loss, and explore your choices and capacity for healing.
When
First and third Thursdays from 11:00AM to 12:30PM Pacific Time

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Grieving Together 30: A Six-Session Series


A six-session series in which we hold space for reflection on the loss of loved ones. In this circle, we follow a thread between a set of themes, so we invite you to join us for the whole series if possible. Newcomers and returners are welcome.
When
Every Wednesday (beginning July 17) from 9:00AM to 10:30AM Pacific Time

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The following events take place on Whidbey Island, in Washington State.

Note: These are HCG placeholder events

What

Exploring eldering for women over 65 living on their own 3


We share the pleasures and perils of our experience as we seek understanding beyond the ageism of the dominant culture. This circle supports us in cultivating our own visions of eldering.
When
Second Sunday of the month from 8:00AM to 9:30AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Where
[physical address]
How
Register
What

We all die: Let's talk about it


This circle is about inviting death into our daily conversations.
When
First Friday of the month (except July and Aug) from 8:00AM to 9:00AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Where
[physical address]
How
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What

Ubuntu: The Black Women’s Circle of Joy and Light


This healing circle is a sanctuary in which women of African descent come together like ancient threads that intertwine to create a powerful tapestry of support.
When
Second and Fourth Sundays (except July and August) from 12:00PM to 1:30PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Where
[physical address]
How
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What

Coming Together 5


Coming Together circles are for everyone. If you’d like to experience healing circles, but aren’t sure where to start, you’re in the right place.
When
Second and fourth Wednesdays from 12:00PM to 1:30PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Where
[physical address]
How
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What

Expressive Arts 2


Everyone is an artist, and everyone is a healer. In some of these circles, we will chant, draw, move, and/or write.
When
First Monday of the month from 2:00PM to 3:30PM Pacific Daylight Time

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Where
[physical address]
How
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What

Living with Cancer: Healing together 19


Within this circle, you might find meaning in the challenge of cancer, bear witness to your own or others’ suffering and loss, and explore your choices and capacity for healing.
When
First and third Thursdays from 11:00AM to 12:30PM Pacific Time

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Where
[physical address]
How
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What

Grieving Together 30: A Six-Session Series


A six-session series in which we hold space for reflection on the loss of loved ones. In this circle, we follow a thread between a set of themes, so we invite you to join us for the whole series if possible. Newcomers and returners are welcome.
When
Every Wednesday (beginning July 17) from 9:00AM to 10:30AM Pacific Time

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Where
[physical address]
How
Register

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.