Radical Closeness for the People: Peer Counseling


A 9-week series taught by Rythea Lee and Samantha Burnell

Sunday nights, January 13 - March 17, 6-8pm

Sessions will be held in two different locations

Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley Street
January 13; February 10 & 24; March 3, 10 & 17
School for Contemporary Dance & Thought, 25 Main St, STE 444
January 20 & 27; February 3

Human beings are meant to live in community, to be in relationships where true intimacy can flourish, where pain and joy are shared equally with compassion.

Peer Counseling is the practice of learning to give and receive empathetic, caring, love and support. We will cover material that is good for beginners and for people who have experience and want to be a in group doing this work regularly.

The aim of this class is to learn the skills and gain resources to:

-Feel less alone in your life
-Allow feelings to cycle through without getting blocked
-Have new insights that move your life forward
-Create relationships that support you to have true intimacy
-Wake up emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and creative avenues of expression
-Gain the ability to act and make choices with confidence

If you have been in crisis recently or currently, please email us before you register to discuss if this course is appropriate for you. 

To register go to http://samanthaburnell.com/workshops/                                                  

Or call Rythea 413 586-7390 or Samantha 413 824-2870

Cost is $300, with a $100 deposit to hold your spot. Payment plans available. Due to our commitment to addressing white privilege and societal racial inequality, we offer scholarships for people of color. Please inquire.