Turning Toward – A Morning-and-Evening Digital Ritual Space

A morning-and-evening digital ritual space to hold, honor, grieve, love and bless.

Join us in the morning and evening on Saturday, June 6, 2020, as we:

  • Create a container for the hurt, confusion, and anger that has surfaced after the loss of too many precious humans from violence, disease, and indifference.
  • Come together to honor the spirits and courage of those who gave rise to today’s movements demanding racial justice and the dismantling of systems that no longer serve.
  • Allow our deepest grief to be seen and heard.
  • Affirm the qualities of grieving, persisting, resisting and assisting each other.
  • Offer a space of belonging among those who recognize our inextricable interconnectedness over all of space and time – and to be here NOW.
  • Learn ways to hold our anger with love, and offer our blessing to the transformation that is being birthed right now.

Registration not required.
Click here to join us at the scheduled times.

Online Morning Ceremony

10:00 a.m. Central Time
Open the Day Together with Orland Bishop
Guidance and navigation by: Orland Bishop, Ladybird Morgan, Angela Oh

On-Line Evening Ceremony

9:30 p.m. Central Time
Complete the Cycle of the Day and Send our Blessing to the World
Music offering: Jami Sieber, electric cello and Agu, singing bowls

Registration not required.
Click here to join us at the scheduled times.

Global Circle of Hosts – Online Event

This Circle helps hosts build empathy and deep listening by supporting each other. 

Attendance is free and we’d love to see you but registration is required.  Please register here.

Circling in Zoom – A Tutorial for Hosts

The focus of this Circle is transitioning physical Circles to virtual ones.

Attendance is free but registration is required.  Please register here.

Online Training: How To Host A Healing Circle

“… If the circle provides refuge, touches your heart, and guides you on your path, it is a healing circle…”  Michael Lerner

We’re delighted to announce that we’re now accepting applications for our new online Healing Circles Host Training. Our goal is to train people who have a strong and sincere motivation to practice and host healing circles in their particular context.

Please register here for this training.

Why now?

Social support has always been a critical component of health and well-being. According to research, it’s even more important than diet, sleep, and exercise.

In this pandemic time of social distancing, the ability to gather with others and to support each other through these uncertain, stressful, and often isolating months, is critically important. We have the technology to do it. Now, we’re looking for the hearts.

Our circle hosts derive great meaning from being able to help their fellow humans as we all move through this global experience. By providing people with a safe space, attentive listening, community, and resources, healing circles help participants experience the powerful benefits of social support.

In this training, you’ll:

  • Discover the key concepts and format of a healing circle
  • Improve your capacity for attentive listening and compassion
  • Learn how to create a safe space online
  • Participate in a healing circle
  • Practice hosting a healing circle
  • Prepare to host a circle in your personal or organizational setting

Training is available on two different tracks:

  • May 21, May 28 and June 4th from noon to 1:30 p.m. CT.
  • May 30th and 31st from noon to 1:30 p.m. and again both days from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Classes originate on the West Coast and they’re taking a 90-minute break for lunch.)

Training is free to attend but registration is required.
For more information and to register, click here.

Single Moms Healing Circle (Online Format) – Women Only

This Healing Circle for Single Moms meets online on Thursday at 8:30pm beginning April 30th.

This listening circle will meet online by Zoom. Email Helen Spaw hspaw@stpaulshouston.org for the link to join.

St. Paul’s Single Moms Healing Circle (Online Format) – Women Only

This Healing Circle for St. Paul’s Single Moms will meet online on Tuesdays at 8:30pm beginning April 21st.

This listening circle will meet online by Zoom. Email Helen Spaw hspaw@stpaulshouston.org for the link to join.

Pandemic Life Healing Circle (Online)

This is an online Healing Circle held each Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 through the end of July.

Email Helen Spaw at hspaw@stpaulshouston.org to sign up or for any questions.  You will receive an invitation with a link to the circle.

Women’s Healing Art Circle

The topic for this circle will be “Relationships.”  This Circle will be held in room S-300. 

The Jung Center Healing Circle for Men (via Zoom)

A Healing Circle for Men . . . via Zoom for now

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the current Zoom version of a Healing Circle for Men courtesy of The Jung Center.  This Circle will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month through December from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.  The Zoom portal will open at 5:45.  There is no charge for this Circle but you’ll need to provide your own snacks.  🙂
For login information, please contact Ed Halloran at Edward.HealingCircles@gmail.com.
The Jung Center Circle for Men is hosted by Healing Circles Houston and will be led by Ed and by David Spaw.  We look forward to seeing you!