The root of the word “healing” is “to make whole.” For some, it is a return to wholeness or a return of hope. For others, it may be a renewed sense of purpose despite difficult circumstances. Drawing support from community in a safe space for listening and processing is at the heart of Healing Circles.

  • Healing Circles help us step out of ordinary time into a safe and accepting environment in which to explore our healing.
  • With open minds, we work together to discover the best ways to remove obstacles to healing, alleviate suffering and deepen our capacity to heal.
  • With open hearts, we access our own inner guidance to understand where the greatest healing – in body, emotions, mind and spirit – can occur.

Healing Circles is a program embraced by St. Paul’s in Houston, and started by a group of organizations across the country.  For more information, visit healingcircleshouston.org 


BiLingual HEaling Art Circles

Healing Art Circles utilize art therapy exercises. The groups focus on a different topic each week, such as grief, loss, emotions, or stress. The sessions are open for anyone to join at any time; each is conducted in Spanish and English. We meet in the Open Heart Studio (S-300).

The groups are co-facilitated by Rev. Nataly Negrete, Fe y Esperanza minister, and Helen Spaw, who holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of Santa Fe with an art minor, focusing on art therapy and a masters in art therapy and creativity from New York’s Pratt Institute.

Divorce Care: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 11:30 am

Teens: Wednesdays at 4 pm

Sexual Assault/Abuse Survivors: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 11:30 am

Open to Anyone: Thursdays at 10:30 am; 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11 am



A series for those experiencing bereavement from the death of a loved one.For more information about these Healing Circles and how to join one, please contact Helen Spaw at hspaw@stpaulshouston.org or call 713-527-0528.

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Oct. 4–Dec. 20
 6–7:30 pm | Fellers Room (S-312)
Facilitator: Cynthia (Cyd) Thomas

Child care is available with advance notice to childcare@stpaulshouston.org.


Learn more about the process at Healing Circles Houston

Learn more about the process at Healing Circles Houston