Facilitated by Camille Ameen and Jared Seide.
This two-day workshop (9-6 each day) in the beautiful Temescal Gateway Park offers an introduction and grounding in the practice of council, guided by two experienced council trainers.
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The cost is $300 - $200, on a sliding scale, based on need. (Participants are asked to bring their lunches; parking is free outside the park and $7 to park near the workshop location.)
This is a dynamic opportunity to experience the age-old practice of council and explore its modern application as a platform for genuine engagement in families, communities, businesses, schools, and relationships.
Council is a compelling process of cultivating empathic listening and heartfelt communication. Practiced around the world in communities, organizations and educational settings (including more the 50 public and private Southern California schools), council helps to nurture authentic communication, non-judgmental listening and a direct honest speaking style. 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.
Location: Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades
About the trainers:
Camille Ameen is a CCP-certified Council Trainer. Since 1991, she has worked with kindergarteners through Master’s Degree candidates, including youth with special needs, English language learners and students in continuation high schools. She has brought council to women in transitional housing at the YWCA and mentored numerous LAUSD teachers. Camille co-founded Inside Out Community Arts- a nationally award-winning, theatre-based program that fosters understanding between diverse middle and high school youth. She co-wrote IOCA’s Artist Leader Training Manual and trains teaching artists, integrating council into Inside Out’s curriculum and methodology and recently designed and co-led Healing Emotional Pain through Intuitive Wisdom, a workshop utilizing council and collage for UCLArts and Healing. She has received a Certificate of Commendation from the City of LA and a Wave Award from the Venice Chamber of Commerce for teaching excellence. Camille is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and has had a long career as a professional actress in New York and LA.
Jared Seide is the Director of the Center for Council Practice, the outreach arm of The Ojai Foundation, and is responsible for coordinating the myriad strands of Council that have emerged from TOF throughout the world. Jared has coordinated, mentored and facilitated council programs at a wide variety of public and private schools in Southern California, initiated the “Los Angeles Council Collaborative Initiative” and has led “Rite of Passage” retreats for a host of middle and high school students. He has designed, piloted and coordinated council programs in Assisted Living facilities, community centers, prisons and a variety of non-profit organizations and social service agencies, including "The Co-Mentoring Project." Jared’s educational and professional background includes a BA with high honors from Brown University and work in the performing arts in London, New York and Los Angeles. He has had successful careers in the Entertainment Industry and the Corporate World and is in recovery from both. He is a member of the Zen Center of Los Angeles.