- Peer Support and Cultural Attunement Peer Support and Cultural Attunement Compassion, Love, Empathy
Peer Support and Cultural Attunement Peer Support and Cultural Attunement Compassion, Love, Empathy
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Peer Support and Cultural
Compassion, Love, Empathy and
Action to Connect
! It doesn’t interest me what you do for a
I want to know what you ache for and if
you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s
longing… Oriah Mountain Dreamer
! 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
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?
! I want to know if you can see beauty even if
its not pretty every day… Oriah Mountain Dreamer
! …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
! Dignity and
! And Much More
! Cultural Openness (Not Knowing)
! Cultural Insight (Understanding)
! Cultural Acceptance (Humility)
! Cultural Esteem (Honor)
! Cultural Kinship (Mutuality)
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
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
Inspired Vision, LLC