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This course has now closed for registration. We will run another session later in the year!

Peer Counseling for Healing and Recovery from Oppression Based Trauma: Fundamentals I

The Peer Counseling Project is rooted in the basic theory and methodology of ReEvaluation Counseling. It seeks to make counseling assistance more broadly available to a wider population. The Peer Counseling Project trains individuals in the theory and methods of Peer Counseling, and trains peer counselors to lead Peer Counseling Circles.

Workshop I: (Half day) Basic Theory and Skills of Peer Counseling

This Introductory Workshop provides an overview to the basic theory and skills of Peer Counseling

Available to individuals and groups seeking to learn the basic theory and methods of the Peer Counseling Project.

In this course, we identify and discuss manifestations of trauma resulting from social identity based inequalities. Recent research examining the connection between social identity based inequality as sources of trauma and its effect on individual well-being is presented. Contemporary manifestations of cross generational trauma are explored. Barriers in access to healing are identified and discussed.

Basic Theory and Skills of Peer Counseling is presented as a model for healing social identity based trauma. An overview of the basic theory and embodied skills of peer counseling is presented. The liberatory consciousness framework and phenomenological foundations of peer counseling is presented along with peer counseling methods of embodied listening and discharging. Phenomenal storytelling and meaning making and somatic processing along with combined aware attention from a peer counseling partner provide the platform for the healing work.

This course is based on the assumption that all humans have the right to the opportunity to heal from trauma. A key benefit of peer counseling is its capacity to bridge the gap in access to healing. Phenomenal Peer Counseling is especially suited for members of a population toward whom social identity-based inequalities have been targeted.

After completing this course, we invite you to participate in Workshop II which gives you practice with the skills you have learned in Workshop I. This 4.5 hour program will be held on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 (10:00 am ET - 3:30 pm ET). Mark your calendar!

Price for Workshop I: $90

To increase accessibility to this course, you may apply for financial assistance. We also offer group rates. To apply for these options, please complete this form:

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