expression & Healing
Healing circles are a form of interaction and communication that is deeply rooted in traditional practices of indigenous peoples. They foster opportunities for individuals to express themselves in community, often with a focus on addressing a specific problem or concern. As such, healing circles are powerful experiences of both expression and listening that can lead to transformation and the healing of hurt or division.
At the Multicultural Center of Marin, we support cultural healing circles as a means of developing greater self-care and empowerment among the youth in our community. With the support of bilingual and bicultural staff, we lead young people through these experiences during the school year at Marin County School. Activities include developing and practicing self-care and regulation skills such as mindfulness, meditation, drumming, and yoga. Our workshops and cultural healing circles encourage youth to connect to the natural environment.