When times are challenging, personally and/or globally, having a support group can make the difference between going towards healing or despair.  And Healing Circles are a wonderful way to give and receive this kind of support.

Here in Amherst, MA we gather weekly in the basement of a local church, center ourselves, and speak from our hearts. Then, through meditation, prayer, song, and hands-on-healing, we raise our vibrations for the healing of each other and the world. This is not connected to any religion, but rather it is about opening to the energies of unconditional love and healing. We welcome all people from all faiths, and there is no charge.

The Circle is an opportunity to focus on what is really important to you, with people who value the sacredness of vulnerability and authenticity, and know that true healing can only happen when we are open in these ways. I know I speak for all members of our circle, when I say that we are transformed by this time together.

If you would like to start your own circle, we now offer a “So-You-Can-Do-It-Too” Manual, written by the founder of our circle, Dorothy Cresswell. She gives the history of our Amherst circle and also offers a step-by-step guide to begin your own healing circle. Also included with this booklet, are two CDs of healing music by singer and songwriter, Helen Fortier. Lyrics are also included so you and your group can start singing along right away!

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