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How to build your own peer support group


Disclaimer: this training is provided in English, but with the possibility of having a subgroup in Dutch if some participants have trouble with understanding English.


What? Would you like to organize a peer support group to grow and explore open communication with? To create a safe space in which you learn how to listen attentively and express yourself authentically? Participating in our workshops, you will experience the benefits of a facilitative environment and learn the skills needed to create one. You can participate for free or donate some amount as you like.


Trainers? For the last 2 1/2 years, we (Mia Szymanski, Gergö Stich and Cas Hebbink) have been organizing a peer support group alongside our psychology studies. Influenced by ideas of humanistic psychology and through our personal experience, we have developed a concept of how to relate authentically to others in a safe space.


What do you learn?

           • Based on our experience, we will help you set up an action plan to organize your own support group.

           • We will share the knowledge and practical guidelines that emerged in the process of developing our concept.

           • You will put these guidelines into practice and experience sharing yourself openly in a safe space.

           • Throughout the weekly meetings, you will deepen your self-understanding and improve your ability to receive others empathically. “


Training volume? Three sessions of three hour, including a break.

When? At Monday evenings: 30 March, 6 April, 20 April. From 19:00 (7pm) up to 22:00 (10pm)

Where? Vrije Universiteit main building, Amsterdam. Room 41 (building corner A, first floor).

Further info? This training has been made possible thanks to a grant by Social Run ( #Meedoeniswinnen and is initiated by Karlijn Roex (