our philosophy

We believe that reciting our Philosophy and making reference to it frequently in our meetings, works as a reminder that as individuals we are here to create meaningful, responsible, compassionate and self-aware lives.

Healing Communities is...

  • A positive environment for human development in a caring community where individuals can help themselves and each other. Community members work together and maintain a growth-filled environment
  • A program goal is to focus on behavior change and confront attitudes that are destructive to the individual and to the community
  • A place to set goals and to practice behaviors that lead to successful living
  • A disciplined process for examining attitudes and values while learning to deal with stresses and concerns
  • A chance to change, to confront mistakes and accept repsonsibility for my life

Everyone should have a conscious philosophy, a set of principles by which they live their lives. Such a philosophy works to clarify who we are and who we hope to become.

The importance of the Healing Communities Network (HCN) Philosophy is much the same. It is an expression of our goals, dreams and aspirations, what we value as participants, as well as how we intend to achieve them. We believe that reciting our Philosophy and making reference to it frequently in our meetings, works as a reminder that as individuals, we believe in creating meaningful, compassionate and self-aware lives.

We believe this makes for a similar community - one that believes in the same opportunities for everyone. The goal of each of us is to take the language of the philosophy expressed here and integrate it into the language of our daily lives.