Peer Support and Cultural Attunement Peer Support and Cultural Attunement Compassion, Love, Empathy

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  • Peer Support and Cultural Attunement

    Compassion, Love, Empathy and Action to Connect

  • An Invitation

    ! It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.

    I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing… Oriah Mountain Dreamer

  • Culture Matters

    ! In what we experience and the sense we make of it,

    ! What we find helpful, ! Our experiences of mutuality ! How we decide if someone is being

    genuine or real

  • Your Authentic Self

  • Cultural Attunement

    Action taken to understand and adapt to another’s values, priorities and approaches to connection to create relational alignment.

    What does this look like in peer support?

  • Attunement = Alignment

  • What are Our Qualities?

    ! Compassion

    ! Love

    ! Empathy

    ! Connection

  • Compassion

    ! I want to know if you can see beauty even if its not pretty every day… Oriah Mountain Dreamer

    ! Care

    ! Kindness

  • Empathy

    ! …can you sit with pain mine or your own without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it… Oriah Mountain Dreamer

  • Connection: Can You Be Present?

    ! I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back… Oriah Mountain Dreamer

  • The Essence of Peer Support

    ! Openness, Choice ! Understanding ! Voice ! Dignity and

    Respect ! Mutuality ! And Much More

  • Attunement Is…

    ! Cultural Openness (Not Knowing) ! Cultural Insight (Understanding) ! Cultural Acceptance (Humility) ! Cultural Esteem (Honor) ! Cultural Kinship (Mutuality)

    Oakes, 2011

  • Invite Each Other “In” for Dialogue Instead of Calling People “Out”

  • What Action Will You Take?

    ! What can you learn?

    ! What will you do?

    ! What will your commitment be?

  • You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time. Angela Davis

  • Contact

    Cathy Cave

    Co-founder

    Inspired Vision, LLC

    cathycave55@gmail.com

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