Radical Closeness for the People: Peer Counseling


A 9 week series taught by Rythea Lee and Samantha Burnell

Sunday nights april 8-june 3, 2018, 6-8pm
33 Hawley St, Northampton Center for the Arts

To register, go to: Samanthaburnell.com/workshops/
$280 or $100 deposit by March 25th and $300 after that date. Limited group numbers so register early. Not a drop-in class.

INFO:  email samanthaburnell@gmail.com, rythea@crocker.com 413-824-2870 or 413-586-7390

This class series is for people who have taken either Rythea's or Samantha and Rythea's Peer Counseling intro classes or have had some experience with Re-evaluation Counseling or Co-counseling. We will build on the basic skills of compassionate listening, releasing emotions, and working on early material (childhood). We will learn more about what it means to be a grounded counselor with a solid tool-belt of skills who can also respond to the moment. We will learn what it means to take charge of our own healing as a client, to ask for the support we need in the moment, and to find safety to feel and express in our sessions. Peer Counseling is, most importantly, a practice that deepens over time, as connections develop into solid longer-term support. Our intention is to facilitate the growing of community of Peer Counselors in our area.

Our hope is to create a weekly experience that helps you move forward in:

1. Not feeling alone in your life
2. Allowing feelings to cycle through without getting blocked
3. Having new insights that move your life out of stuckness
4. Creating relationships that support you to have true intimacy
5. Waking up emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and creative avenues of expression