Friendship 2.0

There is more than one kind of friendship. The standard model of friendship consists of sharing interests and doing things together, enjoying companionship and caring about each other and providing support. When they first invented friendship, this seemed like some pretty good stuff. That’s until the upgrade came along.

Friendship 2.0 makes a richer, more deeply satisfying kind of friendship possible! Three qualities characterize this deeper variety of friendship.

  • Growth-Orientation: Beyond mere support, friendships can be about healing and liberation and ongoing growth and development.
  • Realness: When we stop trying to look good, we can expose more and more of our true selves to one another.
  • Affection: We all need more nurturing touch and lovingness in our lives.

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About the Author
Steve Bearman, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He founded Interchange Counseling Institute in 2002 and is the lead teacher of Interchange's San Francisco-based year-long counseling and coaching training. When he's not counseling people, leading workshops, and advocating for social justice, Steve climbs mountains, adventures in the urban wilderness, explores the edges and limits of what's possible, deconstructs everything, and finds new ways to put it all back together.

An Evening Introduction to the Year-Long Training

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
6:00-9:00 pm
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There are two big secrets most people don't know about counseling:

  • Learning to counsel other people accelerates your personal growth more than almost anything else you can do.
  • In order to be an amazing counselor, you have to get serious about the work you do on yourself.

That’s exactly why we created our Year-long Counseling Training Program

We begin with a group of students like you, then spend the year learning by doing, finding out how to facilitate deep and enduring change, learning about how human beings work, and dedicating ourselves to one another’s healing, development, and liberation.

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