“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal.” – Rumi

During this time of elevated stress and rapid change in our daily activities and social relationships because of  the novel coronavirus, it’s important to stay connected, to give and receive caring and comfort for and from each other, and to share the power of intimate communication.

As a healing community, we are organizing “Drop-In Healing Circles” on the Zoom platform beginning March 24. The circles will  be held weekly and you can come just once or sign up weekly through the invitation which we will send out each week. Please register each week so we know how many people to expect. This design can accommodate individuals who want to attend just one circle one time, as well as those who would like an ongoing opportunity for connection. At this moment in time, we are limiting the groups to a maximum of eight participants.

These zoom drop-in sessions are currently available to Commonweal Cancer Help Program and BAYS alumni and other Healing Circle participants only.

We are beginning this offering with five circles hosted by trained facilitators. The same schedule will continue for four weeks (through April 18). We may add circles or change times according to need and circumstances, which as you know are ever-changing. If there is need and interest, we will continue offering these virtual Healing Circles indefinitely.

To register for a circle this coming week, click the link to the right of the day and time that you have chosen. At this time, please register for only one circle per week.

Tuesday, March 24
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Register Here

Tuesday, March 24
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Register Here

Wednesday, March 25
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Register Here

Thursday, March 26
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Register Here

Saturday, March 28
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Register Here

Please note that your place is not guaranteed until you receive your confirmation—we will have a waiting list for each group if needed. You will know if you are on the waiting list if your registration confirmation email has “Waitlist” under your registration information.

Once registered, your confirmation email will contain more specific instructions and resources for participating in a zoom meeting–please look and note the zoom call information.

We invite you to participate in subsequent weeks of circles. We apologize that at this time our system requires a weekly sign-up process. We know that this is cumbersome and appreciate your patience.  We have no idea how many people might want to be a part of this sharing, however very soon we will know more! We are creating, learning, and evolving together.

Thank you in advance for your generosity of spirit during this challenging time. Please know we are doing our best to meet many needs of our community and look forward to being together virtually and connecting with you.

Our intention and dedication is to serve all of us, near and far, with heart and soul.

With Much Love,

Commonweal Healing Circles Staff and Volunteers
Jaune Evans, Kathleen Kraemer, Ladybird Morgan, Rob Feraru, and Terri Mason
hctrainings@commonweal.org