A Library of Healing Circle Sessions
online healing support - when you need them and for free!
Sandra Kim led this weekly online healing circle for socially conscious people who want to mindfully get in touch with their pain from oppression and learn how to take care of it.
It is currently on pause - but you can watch all the old videos below!
June 27, 2019 - How To Be With Something That's Hard To Be With
When we don't want something to be happening - either inside of us or around us, it can be really hard to not run away from it and pretend it's not happening.
But just because we're ignoring it or suppressing it, doesn't mean it's not there. It still is and it needs our care.
That's why Sandra guides you through a gentle gradual way of acknowledging it so you're able to turn toward it without it becoming overwhelming.
That way, you can actually understand what it needs and how to take care of it.
June 13, 2019 - How To Hold Space For Others - When It's Hard To Be Open
It can be hard to be understanding of someone else and where they're coming from if we haven't yet taken the time to be understanding of ourselves.
At the same time, pausing to check in with ourselves is not encouraged in our productivity obsessed, go-go-go culture.
So we end up being not open to ourselves or each other - often times resulting in more frustration and stuckness.
So Sandra guides you through a practice to explore what's underneath our struggles and what may be underneath other people's struggles.
June 6, 2019 - How To Not Rush Forward - Even If It Feels Urgent
May 30, 2019 - How To Stretch Into Embodying Different Energy - Even If It’s Unusual For You
Sometimes we can get stuck in who we think we are and say things like "that's just not me" or "I can never be like that."
And yet, we are capable of such a range of self-expressions and embody such a range of feelings and qualities.
In order to be intentional and appropriate about our response to a difficult situation, we may need to call upon a different energy than we are used to embodying.
Sandra guides you through a practice to help you connect with that different energy so you can bring it forward in your situation.
May 9, 2019 - How To Acknowledge When You've Hurt Someone - Even When It's Scary
May 2, 2019 - How To Know What Brings You Joy - Even If You're Not Sure
When the world seems to be filled with so much pain and suffering, it can be hard to remember that there's also a lot of joy in the world for us.
But we need to be grounded in the reality of our joy - because it's true and wonderful and because it helps us hold space for the reality of our pain.
Sandra guides you through a practice for you to notice what brings you joy - and how to relish in that moment.
April 25, 2019 - How To Stay In Your Body - Even When It’s Hard
April 11, 2019 - How To Begin Taking Care of Your Pain - Even If You Want To Turn Away
We need to get in touch with our pain in order to take care of it.
Unfortunately that means we need to get in touch with it - and that can be really hard and scary for many of us!
That's why Sandra guides you through a practice to help you take care of the pain from being in touch with your pain.
April 4, 2019: How To Nurture Your Presence - Even If You're Feeling Upset
March 21, 2019 - How To Reconnect To Joy - No Matter Where You Are
When the world is burning, it can feel really hard to remember the joy in life.
But that's when it can be even more important to reconnect to our joy, because it can help us grow our capacity to connect with our pain and be able to take care of it.
Sandra explains why this is true and guides you through a healing practice focused on experiencing everyday joy.
March 14, 2019: How You Can Be Held - While You're Holding Your Pain
Even if we want to take care of our pain, it can be hard to get in touch with it.
But we don't have to hold that pain by ourselves either.
We can be held as we hold that pain.
Sandra guides you through a visualization to do just that.
February 21, 2019 - How To Take Action - Even If You're Blocked
There's often things we want to do - but then can't, because it feels emotionally charged to do so.
Maybe it's because we've been told we can't do that.Maybe it's because we're afraid it might go badly - or go well!
That's why Sandra guides you through a visualization to hold space for the emotional charge - so it doesn't block you from taking action.
February 14, 2019: How To Feel Held - Even If You're Alone and Lonely
When our oppressive society isn't designed to give us the type of support and care that we need and deserve, it can feel really lonely and cold.
At the same time, we are not as alone as we have been told. It can just be really hard to remember and to feel held, especially when we're lonely.
That's why Sandra guides you through a visualization to remember that you are supported by more people than you realize - and to feel that love in your body.
February 7, 2019 - How To Re-Ground When You’re Hearing Toxic Messages
With so many toxic messages in our society, it can be hard to distinguish them from the toxic voices in our heads from our own voices.
Sandra guides you through a writing and somatic practice to help you re-ground in your own voice - so you can choose to not listen to the toxic messages.
January 31, 2019: How Being Mindful of Joy Can Help You Hold Space for Pain
Sometimes the pain we feel is too much for us to get in touch with.
In these situations, it can help to be in touch with joyful situations in order to increase our capacity to be in touch with painful situations.
Sandra will lead you through a healing practice that has you get in touch with both a joyful situation and painful situation - so there's more breathing space around your pain.
November 28, 2018: How To Ask for Emotional Acknowledgement - Even If You're Scared To
Often times, when we're upset, what we most need is to just have our emotions be acknowledged.
Yet that can be hard to do because it feels so emotionally charged to even name what you're feeling - much less ask for acknowledgement of it.
Sandra will share how you can ground yourself and ask for what you need.
November 7, 2018: How to know who you’re becoming - even if you feel lost
With the world burning the way it is now, it can be hard to know how we want to show up.
We know something needs to change but we don't know what or how.
Sandra will guide you through a visualization practice to reconnect with who you're becoming...who you've always been before oppression told you otherwise.
October 31, 2018: How To Get Ready To Have a Compassionate Accountability Conversation>
Many people struggle with how to have a conversation with someone who has hurt them in a way that is both compassionate and unapologetic.
Too often it becomes a dehumanizing, painful conversation for everyone involved.
Sandra will show the steps involved to getting emotionally ready to have a compassionate accountability conversation.
Please note that guidance on how to have that conversation is in Sept. 19th's session.
October 17, 2018: Why Focusing on Healing Can Get In the Way of What We Proactive Need
While focusing on healing is important for our liberation, it can actually unintentionally leave us just taking more and more hits in this world.
Sandra shares the other components of living a liberating life - so that we don't have so much to heal from in the first place!
October 10, 2018: How To Rest Today - To Rise Up Stronger Tomorrow
There's a lot happening in the world right now.
And it feels like we can't stop fighting.
Except we're also burning out.
Learn how to rest today so you can rise up stronger - tomorrow.
October 4, 2018: How To Talk To Yourself - Like You Deserve
Sometimes we're our worst critics.
It's hard to not be when we've received so many toxic messages from systemic oppression about how we can't just be who we are.
Learn how to respond to your inner critic in a way that can both soften and release it.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2018: How To Ask For What You Need - Even If You’re Scared To
Once you're grounded in yourself again, you are more able to have a conversation with someone else about the situation that got you worked up in the first place!
But there's a way to set up that conversation so it is more intentional and respectful of where both parties are coming from.
Here's a way of thinking about how to co-create the container for the conversation!
SEPTEMBER 5, 2018: How To Start Disentangling Yourself from a Toxic Environment - Even If You Feel Trapped
Learn why it can be so hard to leave a toxic environment even if you want to and even if you technically can.
So you can start to free yourself internally from toxic people and prepare yourself for whatever next step you want to take.
That way, you can be emotionally ready to leave and feel grounded enough to know what you want and ask for what you need.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2018: How To Affirm Your Feelings - Even If You Don’t Want To Feel Them
Sometimes the reason why we don't know what we want is because we don't want to acknowledge what we're feeling.
It can be scary, especially when authentic feelings are a threat to systemic oppression.
Here's how to affirm where you're at - including if that's being scared, annoyed, or frustrated by your feelings.
Because your feelings deserve to be acknowledged - by you.
AUGUST 29, 2018: How To Listen For Your Inner Voice - Even If You're Scared To
If you're struggling to know what you want or need or afraid of acknowledging how much something hurts, that makes sense.
We live in a society that tells us that our feelings and needs aren't important - but they are.
Here's a healing practice focused on holding space for words you may have been scared to say out loud before - even to yourself.