The Practice of Council
Sliding Scale - $35 - $55

The Practice of Council

The practice of council has deep roots in the human experience and it’s a simple way of wisdom-sharing. A council is a group of people who come together to reflect, share experience, and support decision-making. In this retreat, participants will experience a variety of council-based practices to cultivate authentic expression and connection.  Come share your stories, practice deep listening, and find support in the formation of your understanding of self and community.

About the Presenter

Amy Tuttle, MA Arts in Transformation from Eastern University 2013, has served communities around the globe as a facilitator, trainer, and community-based artist for 15 years. Her experiences range from guiding public art installations, developing and guiding "Arts-Based First Response'' for disaster-relief scenarios, and training arts practitioners around the world. Tuttle has also studied with the School of Lost Borders as a Vision Fast Guide and Animas Valley Institute as a Council Guide. Currently, she serves as the Chief Director of Programming for Wordplay Cincy, an arts-based organization where “stories write the future” in Cincinnati, Oh, USA. Tuttle is a member of NOAH (National Organization of Arts in Health), a faculty for the Global Arts in Medicine Institute, and a practitioner with the Cincinnati Arts Association's “Arts in Healing” program. Tuttle loves guiding experiences for individuals and groups with a range of themes like: clarifying purpose, healing from challenging experiences, and working with life's various transitions. Tuttle considers her practice a simple+deep process of storytelling to transfer meaning, build bridges of communication, engage across differences, and explore building the world together. Tuttle believes the arts can support individuals and communities in personal growth, community-building, and cultural transformation.