Zendo Project Harm Reduction Training

Date and Time:
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, 11 AM – 3 PM
Self Care
Located at Camp:


The Zendo Project will offer a tranquil space and compassionate care for individuals seeking psychological support on the playa. Located in an open-air yurt-like structure, the Zendo will have trained volunteers available to offer peer-to-peer counseling 24/7 from Wednesday 8/27 afternoon through Monday 9/1.

The basic principles of our approach include:
1. Create a safe space
2. Sitting, not guiding
3. Talk through, not down
4. Difficult is not the same as bad.

A challenging psychological experience is not necessarily a bad one. With proper preparation and understanding, it is possible to help someone having a difficult experience so they can receive the most benefit from it.