Holistic Peer Counseling Introduction




IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO HEAL Introduction to Holistic Peer Counseling with Amara Wahaba Karuna

*Step forward into a new level of vibrant living and self awareness * Transform emotional pain and make permanent life changes * Connect with a community of others for mutual support

What if you could better understand your deep and irrational feelings that arise when triggered, which keep you from making good decisions? And have the skills to process them either alone or with others?

Imagine if you had others to call who can help you move through strong feelings when they arise, without having to pay large fees?

What if you could free yourself from habits, addictions, aversions and compulsions?

Learn how to exchange deeply transformative, client centered peer therapy, which taps in to our old emotional imprints and helps to transform them.

This work is essentially different from most forms of therapy with a paid professional. It's a grassroots, do-it-yourself technology that allows everyone to learn the skills of both giving and receiving. The power of sharing this is inherently healing.

Watch a short introduction to Holistic Peer Counseling, (AKA Wholistic Peer Support) giving some of the basic ideas about emotion and emotional healing, with Amara Karuna: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3euHCetX34

Introductory Class 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Monday March 20th $15-25 Pre-registration required

Bring your friends to this information packed introductory class, and please invite the people you love! You may attend this class without committing to the whole series. This is a pre-requisite for the complete training.

We will explore: Our true human goodness How emotions and thinking effect each other Giving good attention to someone who is upset How emotional distress gets stored and can be released Our inherent natural healing process What to do and What not to do as a Counselor How to ground yourself under stress

Pay in advance to reserve your space! Limited to 20 people Tickets https://lovingconnections.yapsody.com/

You may choose to continue with the FULL TRAINING, which starts the next week, either on Mondays or Thursdays depending on interest:

Holistic Peer Counseling Training Series- 8 weeks $200-$400 sliding scale, (not including the intro workshop, which is a pre-requisite)

What are we doing exactly? Learn not only to give effective sessions to others, but how to explore your own consciousness and make intentional changes as a client. This empowers each person and breaks out of traditional professional roles of counselor and client.

Co-Creating a Supportive Community of peers for personal healing and human evolution

Gaining Emotional Skills -Knowing when you have become triggered and what to do about it -Riding the Waves without drowning or repressing, or acting on them -Finding the Roots of our distress patterns

Enjoying the Healing Power of Good Attention focusing both inward and outward Learn Witnessing and Empathic Listening- Being lovingly present and neutral for others Practice Active Counseling - giving effective prompts for faster healing Identify Patterns- Freeing ourselves of old mental/ emotional habits created by trauma Transformative Repatterning of neural networks and habits

Developing Energetic and Emotional Boundaries Very important if you are easily influenced by others

Wholistic Integration - loving all levels of our beings including body, mind, spirit! Using meditation, visualization, breathwork, emotional release, energy healing, bodywork and counseling techniques

These skills can improve health, relationships, inner peace and can be used to help your friends, children and family throughout life.

A wonderful training for anyone involved in health or healing professions, such as counseling, massage and bodywork.

Taking this series will enable you to take other more advanced classes. People already trained in RC and other forms of peer counseling are welcome. Intake interview required.

About Amara Karuna and HPC: She was trained in psychic reading, healing and meditation, and taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, an international method of peer counseling, for over five years, and has been studying and practicing it since 1983. She has been a professional counselor for over 30 years.

In 1994 she began developing her own approach to peer counseling, called Wholistic Peer Support, integrating many ideas from RC with spiritual meditation practices, psychic healing and body centered techniques. She taught it to hundreds of people in Eugene, and then in Hawaii. Now she is offering it again in Eugene for the first time since 1999.

This approach has been renamed Holistic Peer Counseling and has spread through the Northwest. It is actively being taught in Portland and Seattle. The Seattle group can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HolisticPeerCounseling/ Nicole Shapiro has recently published a manual, Holistic Peer Counseling. She also has online classes: HPC for Birth, HPC for Bodies, and HPC for Sex. See http://www.holisticpeercounseling.com/

Amara also developed Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy, a method of healing the inner infant-self using cradling, hypnotic induction and suckling to address emotional issues stemming from lack of breast feeding & loving closeness as an infant. She is the author of "Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy- Healing Our Hearts Together".