“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/
Due to our commitment to addressing white privilege and societal racial inequality, we offer scholarships for people of color, please inquire
Radical Closeness for the People: Peer Counseling Level 1 series
Sunday evenings 6-8 p.m. January 13-March 17, Arts Trust Building, Northampton (No class on Feb. 17th)
a 9 week series taught by Rythea Lee and Samantha Burnell
FIRST THE BODY, THEN THE WORDS
Sacred Rage Workshop:
Accessing Power and Anger for women, trans, and non-binary folk
Coming again in Spring, 2019
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 will work 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 participants in supporting each other in breaking free, whatever that means to each of us.
Cost: $$100 if paid by Oct. 7th, $120 after that date. The workshop will be held in Williamsburg, MA. This space is in a cat home. We offer scholarships to people of color.
1/2 refund if you cancel up to 2 weeks before the workshop, no refund after that date
TO REGISTER: http://samanthaburnell.com/workshops/
PEER COUNSELING, Level 2- Support as a Lifestyle
Coming after Level 1, in Spring…..sign up for our newsletter to get details
This work creates 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
- Being able to act on your own behalf with confidence and ease
Limited group numbers so register early. Not a drop-in class.
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.
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.