About Healing Circles
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What is a Healing Circle?
What is a Healing Circle?
Healing Circles help us step out of ordinary time into a safe and accepting environment in which to explore our healing
With open minds, we work together to discover the best ways to remove obstacles to healing, alleviate suffering and deepen our capacity to heal
With open hearts, we access our own inner guidance to understand where the greatest healing – in body, emotions, mind and spirit – can occur
What to Expect at a Healing Circle
Introductions by the host, who convenes and guides the flow of a circle, and the guardian, who keeps an eye on the time and protects the agreements
A shared pledge of confidentiality
An explanation of the itinerary and the circle process
An invitation to share and learn
The opportunity to seek healing in community
Circle Participants Agree to:
Treat each other with kindness and respect.
Listen with compassion and curiosity.
Honor each other’s unique ways to healing and don’t presume to advise or fix or try to save each other
Hold all stories shared in the circle in confidence.
Trust that each of us has the guidance we need within us.
Rely on the power of silence to access that guidance
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.
Meet the Directors
Healing Circles Houston is proud to support the work of Compassionate Houston, participating in special events like Compassion Week where we offer Circles for the community.
When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in 2017, Healing Circles Houston answered the call to join other organizations in building a sustainable program that could help to heal all forms of trauma and serve the many psychosocial needs of our community. The Greater Houston Healing Collaborative is a community-based program that strives to offer healing through the power of mind-body medicine.
The Institute for Spirituality and Health at The Texas Medical Center recognizes that humans are spiritual beings and that healthcare should reflect this reality. Healing Circles Houston has worked in collaboration with ISH to support their mission to increase awareness of the role that spirituality plays in health and healing.
For more than fifty years, The Jung Center has served as a nonprofit resource unique to Houston—a forum for dynamic conversations on a diverse range of psychological, artistic, and spiritual topics. With a mission to support the development of greater self-awareness, creative expression, and psychological insight, The Jung Center provides pathways to find deeper meaning in everyday life. Healing Circles Houston is grateful to be a part of this mission.
St. Paul’s strives to provide enriching opportunities for growth and healing. Drawing support from community in a safe space for listening and processing is at the heart of Healing Circles offered regularly at St. Paul's
The Community for Conscious Aging (CCA) is committed to approaching life with meaning and purpose as we age. Healing Circles Houston supports the CCA's intention to grow and sustain a learning community of vitality, purpose, wisdom, and grace.
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