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Commonweal Healing Circles

Healing Circles Global is a non-profit organisation whose vision is to provide positive social support to anyone who asks for it. This takes place in small circles built on a framework that brings out the best in people. It encourages participants to treat one another with kindness and respect, hold one another’s stories in confidence, withhold judgment, and honour one another’s unique path to healing without advising, fixing or rescuing.

Circle participants work together to explore the best ways to remove obstacles to healing, alleviate suffering and deepen their capacity to heal. They also access their own inner guidance to determine where the greatest healing—physical, emotional, mental and spiritual—can occur.

The Healing Circles learning community is growing and includes centers in Canada, the US, and Israel with new centers taking root in India, Switzerland, Thailand, and among groups of professionals, such as healthcare professionals and chaplains. The online global programs are already reaching out across the US and Canada to Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East.


Michael Lerner and Rachel Naomi Remen, founded of the Commonweal with a vision of healing ourselves and healing the earth, understood that each of us has the capacity for “intentional healing” at physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.

The Healing Circles Global is one of over 25 programmes offered by the Commonweal organisation. Other programmes include:

Cancer Help Program
Center for Healing and Liberation
Collaborative for Health & Environment
Commonweal Retreat Center
Omega Resilience Awards
Power of Hope
Partners for Youth Empowerment
Natura Institute for Ecology and Medicine
The Resilience Project
Visual Thinking Strategies
The New School
Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center
California Nurses for Environmental Health & Justice
Center for Ethical Land Transition
The American Public Trust
Healing Circles Houston
Humane Prison Hospice Project
Healing Circles Langley
Healing Circles Healthcare
Commonweal History Project
Integrative Law Institute
Kids and Caregivers
Octavia Fund
Platform Impact Leaders Fellowship
Somos El Poder
Retreat Center Collaboration
Taproot Gathering
West Marin Climate Action
Regenerative Design Institute
Center for Dying and Living
Courage & Renewal Network of Northern California
project SOUL
Healing Yoga Foundation
Foundation for Embodied Medicine
Juvenile Justice Program
Movement Liberation Fund
SafetyNEST Science
West Marin Review
Kinship Blooms


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