Radical Closeness for the People: Peer Counseling

A 9 week series taught by Rythea Lee and Samantha Burnell



Sunday nights from 6-8pm
January 21-March 19, 2018
33 Hawley St, Northampton Center for the Arts

To register, go to: Samanthaburnell.com/workshops/
$280 by January 5th and $300 after that date. 
Scholarships for people of color. Some work study available. Contact us for a payment plan.

We live in a society of isolation and separation, where feelings are considered too much and few people have the skills to help out or even listen. As peer counselors for 20+ years, we have seen the value of creating a network of counselors as part of every day mental and emotional health.

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. This work aims to create a context for developing deep and lasting connection through time. This workshop will introduce the practice of peer counseling, fostering a safe space, tools, and theory to begin building enduring peer support. This workshop creates an 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

Join us and start using tools to create more intimacy in your life.

To read more about this incredible practice read this wonderful article by Rythea Lee: http://rythea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Peer-Counseling-A-Counterculture-Healing-Process.pdf