Healing Circle for Men

A Healing Circle for Men

We are pleased to invite you to participate in a new Healing Circle for Men at The Jung Center.  This Circle will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month through March 24th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.  The room will open at 5:45 PM and lite snacks will be provided.  There is no charge for this Circle.

The Jung Center Circle for Men is hosted by Healing Circles Houston and will be led by Ed Halloran and David Spaw.  For planning purposes, we ask that you RSVP by contacting Edward Halloran.

Providing a Safe Haven: Learning to Host Healing Circles, a workshop at The Jung Center

Healing Circles help us step out of ordinary time into a safe and accepting environment to explore our own healing. With open hearts, we access our inner guidance to understand where the greatest healing in body, mind and spirit may occur. With open minds, we work together to remove obstacles to healing, alleviate suffering, and deepen our capacity to heal.

Help others benefit from this amazing practice by learning to host Healing Circles. We will review the format, roles, agreements, and spirit of a Healing Circle, and we will practice and reflect on our own Circle experiences. A light lunch will be provided.

Healing Circles Houston is an affiliate of Commonweal.org and supports Circles at The Jung Center, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Greater Houston Healing Collaborative and the Houston Methodist Hospital.  For more information, email David at dspaw1@gmail.com.

To register: RSVP Now

David Spaw is a retired executive of a regional construction company. He has served on many non-profit boards and community organizations. He is a trustee of The Jung Center and a program director of Commonweal. David, as co-founder, assembled a team of volunteers, hosts, advisors, and organizations passionate about spreading Healing Circles in Houston and is part of a leadership team developing this methodology nationally and globally.

Susan M Cooley, PhD, RN, is a pediatric nurse practitioner and healthcare consultant. She has served on the faculty of Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical School Houston. For over thirty-five years, she mentored medical and nursing students and residents in inner city clinics. While undergoing treatment for colon cancer, Susan participated in Commonweal’s Cancer Help Program. She is working to bring Healing Circles to the healthcare community and is part of a national leadership team.

The Community for Conscious Aging presents At Peace: A Practical Guide to End-of-Life Decisions

There is no easy way to approach end-of-life decisions. We all want to live well and die peacefully.

On January 16th, Dr. Sam Harrington will discuss his new book, At Peace, and steps we can take to ensure the end of life is as comfortable and loving as possible.  At Peace has been called an invaluable road map for those facing critical decisions themselves as well as for their friends and family. A Harvard graduate, a physician for over 30 years, a hospice trustee, and a hospital trustee, Dr. Harrington has seen firsthand that the American healthcare system isn’t designed to treat aging and dying with care and compassion.

This is a special opportunity for you as well as for your family members and friends: Dr. Harrington is coming to Houston for this event only, sponsored by the Community for Conscious Aging and The Jung Center.  His books will be for sale.

Register here

5:30 pm, doors open
6 pm, lite bites
6:30 pm, talk by Dr. Harrington

About Sam Harrington

Sam Harrington, an honors graduate of Harvard College and the University of Wisconsin Medical School, practiced internal medicine and gastroenterology for more than 30 years in Washington, D.C. There he served on the board of trustees of Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of the Johns Hopkins Health System, and the former Hospice Care of DC. As a clinician in private practice, Sam served a wide range of patients from the indigent to those working at the highest levels of government. As a medical staff leader, he worked to improve quality and advance patient safety.

Women’s New Year Healing Art Circle

This will be a one-time New Year’s Circle for women only at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in room S-300.

Take time to create a vision and affirmations for this year.

Claiming Peace Healing Circle (for women only)

For women who have left domestic violence and/or unsafe and unhealthy relationships.  This Circle is for women only.

Grieving in the New Year Healing Art Circle

Led by Helen Spaw and Diana Muniz.  Diana has her background in Chaplaincy (4 years in Clinical Pastoral Education) and has facilitated grief groups at Bo’s Place.

Healing Circle for Conscious Aging

How can our time with others become more healing, restorative, and affirming?
Come experience
Healing Circles for Conscious Aging

From The Center for Conscious Aging website:
“Please join us as Healing Circles Houston leads our community through an experience of authentically connecting with ourselves and others in a rich and meaningful way.  After a short introduction to the process, we will sit in circles with important questions around Aging and the Holidays.  Healing Circles has been a growing part of the Houston healing community for four years, and we look forward to welcoming them to our November CCA event.”

Doors open:    5:30 pm
Social:   6:00 pm (light bites)
Program:    6:30 pm  to 8:00 pm

The registration fee is $25.00.  Please register here.  We look forward to seeing you!

If it touches your heart and guides you on your path, it is a Healing Circle.

Open Heart Studio Art Shows

Healing and inspiring art for all to view, ongoing throughout the year.

The Open Heart Studio is a sacred space for “all who seek hope, inspiration, healing, and community.”

Crossroads Hospice Healing Circle (Closed Circle)

The Crossroads Hospice Healing Circle, a closed circle which requires an invitation, will meet on the first Thursday of each month with the exception of July when we will meet on Wednesday, July 3rd.  This Circle will be at the Crossroads Office, 9545 Katy Freeway, Suite 208, Houston, 77024.  We will meet for 6 consecutive months with a break during the month of December. 

What is a “Healing Circle”?  It is a safe space that provides support and community, and promotes healing.  Healing is a natural and often deeply personal process that can encompass the entire spectrum of our lives — physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual.  For some, it is a return to wholeness or a return to hope.  For others it is a sense that “I will be alright, no matter what happens.”  It can be the return of a long sense of joy in life or a renewed sense of purpose despite difficult circumstances.

We will begin with a social gathering from 6:30-6:55pm and meet in the Healing Circle from 7:00-8:00pm.

For more information, contact Healing Circle Houston’s Becky Dodds at becky.healingcircles@gmail.com.

Healing Circle for Grief and Loss at Healing Circles Houston on Milford

“Every great loss demands that we choose life again.  We need to grieve in order to do this.  The pain we have not grieved over will always stand between us and life.  When we don’t grieve, a part of us becomes caught in the past.”
– Rachel Naomi Remen

This series of Healing Circles for Grief and Loss continues at the Healing Circles Houston center on Milford next to Bell Park on Montrose.  This Healing Circle occurs twice a month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. through September 11th.

Please share this information with anyone you think might benefit from attending.  RSVPs are not required but they are encouraged.  To do so and/or for more information, please contact Kat Denton at sealionsrule@yahoo.com.

Typical Circle Agenda

Introduction to Process/Agreements
Enter Circle: Welcome, Opening Poem or Prayer
Check In: What is on your heart today?
Heart Sharing: session topic (TBA)
Harvesting/Check out: What group wisdom are you taking with you today?
Closing Prayer or Poem

This series of Circles will be led by Kat Denton and Nannette Saha.