Event Date: May 25 2013 - 9:00am - 9:00pm
(Saturday + Sunday)
Join Alexis Slutzky & Laura Whitney
for an inspring and rejuvenating introduction to Council at The Center for Spiritual Renewal, Casa de Maria, in Santa Barbara.
Council is a process of cultivating empathic listening and heartfelt communication. Practiced around the world in communities, organizations and educational settings, council helps to nurture authentic communication and non-judgmental listening. Council is a practice of sharing the wisdom of one’s own experience and helps create mutual understanding, build community and support the unfolding of a collective vision.
This workshop is a dynamic opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Casa de Maria retreat center while experiencing the age-old practice of Council and exploring its modern application as a platform for genuine engagement and connection in families, communities, businesses, schools, and relationships. The weekend offers an introduction to and grounding in the practice of Council and includes deep ecology practices to reawaken our relationship with the natural world.
Alexis Slutzky, MFT is a community steward, council practitioner and wilderness guide. She is a council trainer with The Ojai Foundation where she has worked as a youth leader and program facilitator for the past 14 years. Alexis received her MA from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2004 and is a licensed therapist offering nature-based mentoring and programming out of her private practice.
Laura Whitney has been a dedicated council carrier for over a decade through her many roles at The Ojai Foundation, including youth leader, ceremonial guide and President. She is also a carrier of Joanna Macy’s “Work That Reconnects” and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Tuition: $375. Includes 3 delicious meals at the Casa de Maria dining hall and DOES NOT include accommodations.
Schedule: Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 9am-3pm.
CEU’s available upon request and at additional fee.
Scholarships available for Pacifica CLE students.
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