“It’s an incredible gift to craft an environment where people can heal themselves.”
As a teacher Rythea balances empathetic facilitation with structure. She creates a safe container through clear and honest communication, providing step by step tools that are accessible and empowering. Passionate about creativity and transformation, Rythea has led Expressive Arts workshops, Performance Art intensives, therapeutic support groups, movement-based practices, and most recently peer to peer counseling courses.
Here is a roster of workshops that teach and utilize Peer Counseling. What is Peer Counseling? Read more on this page: http://rythea.com/therapy/
Please note that all of our workshops offer some scholarships to people of color, please inquire
PEER COUNSELING PRACTICE DROP-IN SUMMER SUNDAYS
Samantha Burnell and I are going to offer a couple of “drop in” peer counseling nights this Summer for those who have studied Peer Counseling with me (Rythea) and Samantha, been trained in co-counseling or Re-evaluation counseling. The idea is to have a place to come and get sessions and be in a group of people that are doing this work. We are really excited for this! We won’t do a ton of “teaching” but just a little leading and a group check-in and then you can get some good sessions. We ask for $15 per meeting for covering the rent.
The dates are Sunday June 11th, Sunday June 25th, Sunday July 23rd, Sunday August 6th from 6-8 pm. In the Studio (r)Evolution in the arts and Industry Building, Studio #422
Let us know if you are planning on coming, RSVP would be great or pre-register with link below. Let us know if you have any questions…you can also invite people who co-counsel or do RC.
Sunday Nights 6-8 pm, September 10-November 12th
This class series is for people who have basic peer counseling skills under their belt. Now we use our tools to go after the next level of joy, freedom, and closeness. We will look at what is in the way of more intimacy, creativity, clear thinking, and action in our lives.
We will explore how our personal stories and distress patterns intersect and are impacted by societal oppressions. We will find playful, embodied ways to support each other’s emotional expansion.
This 10 week course builds community and connection that is profound and lasting.
This class is open to people who have studied with us or taken the fundamentals of RC or co-counseling.
Cost: $280 if paid by August 12th, $300 after that date
TO REGISTER: http://samanthaburnell.com/workshops/
Sacred Rage Workshop:
Accessing Power and Anger for women
Saturday September 16th from 10-3:30 pm
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 September 1, $120 after that date. The workshop will be held in Williamsburg, MA. This space is in a cat home. We offer scholarships to women of color.
1/2 refund if you cancel by Sept. 5th, no refund after that date
with Rythea Lee and Samantha Burnell
Level 1: Will start a new series for this in January of 2018, let us know if you are interested and will put you on our list
A Workshop Series for Learning the Basics of Peer to Peer Support
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
You will have a great community of well-trained counselors by the time you complete this series!
GO HERE TO REGISTER: http://samanthaburnell.com/teaching/
(Ongoing, inquire when next class begins..)
My hope is to create a weekly experience that helps you move forward in:
- Not feeling alone in your life
- Allowing feelings to cycle through without getting blocked
- Having new insights that move your life out of stuckness
- Creating relationships that support you to have true intimacy
- Waking up emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and creative avenues of expression
Limited group numbers so register early. Not a drop-in class.
Bring Rythea to you
Rythea is available to teach outreach to organizations, schools, colleges, festivals, and creative events. She tailors her workshops for different populations including artists, non-artists, dancers, non-dancers, theatre students, and groups of any kind that need creative direction and community-building experience.
Rythea has taught at colleges such as Mt. Holyoke, Greenfield Community College, Muhlenburg College, Smith College, and UMass. She has taught for many years at Earthdance Center for Creative Living, for Community Crisis Response Team, and Survivor Theatre Project. She invented and taught a wide range of classes at her studio, Wild Life Sanctuary, for the past 20 years, assisting people from all walks of life to make art, express, and heal.