Event Details

By Your Side: How to Find Soulful Allies and be One to Others – David Richo

November 16, 2024 9:30 am
David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T., Presenter
A day retreat with David Richo
Check-in on Saturday is from 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.
The program is from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
Lunch is served at 12:00 PM.

Cancellation policy
Overnight or Multi-day/weekend retreats: $50 fee. Day Retreat: $20. Fees may be applied to future retreats. The fees may be waived in event of extenuating circumstances. Contact Kateri at 925-837-9141 x315.

Details Price Qty
Day Retreat, Per Person, includes lunchshow details + $90.00 USD  

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About the Event

He stands up for me.

She has my back.

They are at my side.

I still feel connected to people who have died.

These are references to a necessary and needed character on our human journey, the ally, the reliable companion, the assisting force. In every heroic journey story the hero or heroine requires a trustworthy companion to fulfill his/her/their destiny. The assisting force is often depicted as a sidekick, an aide, a wise advisor, a spirit guide. In stories an assisting force can also be an elixir, a magic form of help, an animal, a wish-fulfilling gem.

Some of the assisting forces in our lives are visible and some are invisible. Some are with us for life; some come and go. Examples of spiritual assisting forces are bodhisattvas, saints, family members alive and dead. Partners in a relationship that works are allies to one another.

This workshop shows us how assisting forces are in and around us, how we can be assisting forces to one another, and what spiritual practices help all this happen.

Based on Dave’s new book: “By Your Side”

About the Presenter(s)

David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T.


David Richo, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, writer, and workshop leader. He shares his time between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California. Dave combines psychological and spiritual perspectives in his work. His website is davericho.com.