PEER COUNSELING,  LEVEL 2- SUPPORT AS A LIFESTYLE 

April 8-May 27th 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

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.

 

 

 

 

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