It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
Circles open up spaces for healing-centered engagements with one another. We recognize that our identities are intersectional, meaning they are shaped by cultural, political and social environments. Agreements create the container that allows participants of all walks of life to feel safe, speak their truth, be witnessed, and connect with their own inner guidance. In Rumi’s words: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
Circles about race and culture
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. Our purpose is to cultivate a nurturing environment in which every woman is encouraged to embrace her unique identity and foster self-discovery, acceptance, and inner strength. As we navigate our lives, roles, careers, relationships, and the world, we'll learn through collective wisdom to emerge into the light, joyful and unbroken.
Circles for women
For many women, our lives were challenging enough, and now we're affected by unprecedented events that have turned our lives upside down and inside out.
Each day, we watch news of the pandemic, injustices, and a planet in peril. In response, our emotions may vacillate between anxiety and resilience, despair and hope, grief, and love. Just when we need it the most, our normal means of contact, connection, and support have been strained if not uprooted.
Our women’s healing circle offers a safe, supportive space to walk with each other through these times. Each circle is a blend of sharing and silence, compassion, and curiosity. It’s a space where we connect with other women who are experiencing similar challenges, feelings and emotions. Where we can speak truth from our heart without judgment. Our agreements ensure acceptance and confidentiality. We honor our own unique paths to healing and respect the choices of others.
Women healing from injustice
This circle will be a safe space for women to come together to talk about what matters to us. All too often, we internalize the stressors of oppression, racism, sexism, and inequality and turn them against ourselves. This takes a big toll on us.
It's time for us to stand up for change, use our voices, and be H.E.A.R.D. (Heal, Empower, Accept, Reset, and Discover).
Circles for men
Men Fortifying True Self and Purpose 2
A circle of men seeking a safe space to explore impacts of "what it means to be a man" from so many outside places. In this circle, we will awaken our own true sense of what it means for each of us to be an authentic man. The goal is to shed the masks that no longer serve our purpose and fortify our true self with courage.
Men Fortifying True Self and Purpose 1
A circle of men seeking a safe space to explore the impacts of "what it means to be a man" from so many outside places. In this circle, we will awaken our own true sense of what it means for each of us to be an authentic man. The goal is to shed the masks that no longer serve our purpose and fortify our true self with courage.
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.