PEER COUNSELING,  LEVEL 2- SUPPORT AS A LIFESTYLE 

April 8-June 3rd. 9 week series.  Sunday Nights  6-8 pm in Noho

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. My intention is to facilitate the growing of community of Peer Counselors in our area.

My 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

$280 if you pay a $100 deposit or the full price by March 25. $300 after that. 

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

Cancellation policy for a series:

The $100 deposit to sign up for a series is non-refundable. If you pay in full for the whole series, you can get 1/2 back up to 2 weeks before the workshop not including the $100. Once it has hit 2 weeks before the class, there are no refunds. We can forward the remainder of your balance (not including the $100 deposit) to a future workshop up to 2 weeks before the series.

Due to our commitment to addressing white privilege and societal racial inequality, we offer scholarships for people of color, please inquire.

 

 

SACRED RAGE WORKSHOP:
ACCESSING POWER AND ANGER FOR

Women, Trans and Non-binary People

                     Saturday, April 28th 10-3:30pm in Williamsburg

 

Facilitated by Samantha Burnell and Rythea Lee Workshop held in Williamsburg, MA

Anger can be a direct line to our life force. Allowing it to express and articulate,physically move, and be heard can be transformational. Our very life-energy is often tied-up in our repressed or mis-directed rage. Supporting each other to break silence will be a powerful outlet in this workshop.

Anger and rage are basic human emotions, just like happiness, sadness, and fear, andyet, most of us who were socialized female are trained from a young age to stifle our anger to avoid being shamed, shunned, and punished. We have often been robbed of the opportunity to experience how useful and essential anger is for claiming space, having a voice, making boundaries, taking action, and creating healthy and equal relationships.

In this workshop, we will create a safe container and invite ourselves to access anger and/or find ways to express anger in ways that are beneficial to healing. We willwork with different release exercises and the skills of peer counseling to process and move through whatever comes up for us around this issue. It will be intense and fun and life changing. Because both facilitators are trained counselors, they have skills and tools around creating safety, group dynamics, boundaries, trust, and support. They are looking forward to supporting women in supporting each other in breaking free, whatever that means to each of us.

Cost: $100 if paid by April 13th, $120 after that date. The workshop will be held in Williamsburg, MA. This space is in a cat home. Due to our commitment to addressing white privilege and societal racial inequality, we offer scholarships for people of color, please inquire.

1/2 refund if you cancel by March 25th, no refund after that date

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

 

 

 

Radical Closeness for the People: Peer Counseling

a 9 week series taught by Rythea Lee and Samantha Burnell

Sunday nights from 6-8, January, 21-March 19, 2018

This workshop is currently full. Please email samanthaburnell@gmail.com to be put on the mailing list.. 

  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.     $280 for early by January 5th and $300 after that date. (location near Northampton) Join us and start using tools to create more intimacy in your life.  Scholarships for people of color. Some work study available. Contact us for a payment plan..  To read more about this incredible practice read this article by Rythea Lee.  http://rythea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Peer-Counseling-A-Counterculture-Healing-Process.pdf      

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.

 

$280 for early by January 5th and $300 after that date. (location near Northampton)
Join us and start using tools to create more intimacy in your life.

Scholarships for people of color. Some work study available. Contact us for a payment plan..

To read more about this incredible practice read this article by Rythea Lee.

http://rythea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Peer-Counseling-A-Counterculture-Healing-Process.pdf