Rites of Passage offer renewed hope, health and love for life. They have been found to reduce anxiety, depression, addiction, ADD/ADHD, OCD, mood disorders, attachment deficit disorder, PTSD, social anxiety, suicidal ideation, nature deficit disorder, technology addiction, sleep & eating disorders and self-esteem.
OUR MISSION is to help youth, adults and elders find safe passage as they navigate the paths of their lives. Through contemporary rites of passage, we guide individuals on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment to foster natural and sustainable growth within a circle of power and community. We honor the deep values and connections that provide safe passage. We help people to root deep and grow, rippling out like the rings of the tree to transform themselves, their families, communities and world. By reconnecting with our nature in nature, we believe that we reconnect all of these circles with a natural and sustainable way of being in right relationship.
OUR VISION is a world of multi-generational wholeness in which individuals can achieve independence within circles of interdependence. People are whole within themselves because they are held within circles of family and community. Like a circle, we offer a vision of unbroken connection based on respect for all life held within the circle of the earth.
We are a circle gathered to help you grow. Balancing differences of age and gender in our leadership circle, we offer a powerful combination of knowledge and experience. With circles that include those undergoing the rite of passage as well as their parents (with youth) and community, we have gathered youthful counselors who and wise elders, experts in the seasons of nature and our psychological nature. This circle is designed to be flexible, meeting the unique needs of each individual and group that gathers.
3 STAGES and Rs
Reflect: take inventory of yourself to make changes and separate from the past. (stage: SEPARATION)
Respect: retreat onto the land to respect yourself, others and the world (stage: TRANSFORMATION)
Remember: reflect, remember, and integrate your experience into your life (stage: INTEGRATION)
Heather. eco-art therapist, archetypal psychologist and rites of passage leader and coordinator
Buck. smiling counselor, rites of passage leader, seeking higher ground in nature
Jordan. youth coordinator and passage counselor, interested in heartfelt mindfulness
Noe. nutrition Courtney. yoga Pat. nature educator and MORE
Mary. doctor and educator, specializing in youth, and feminine empowerment and trauma
Laurie. tree whisperer and drum-making leader, plant, and singing medicine healer
Alan. educator, rites of passage specialist, consultant, and nature lover
Kyle. hereditary chief and native leader, storyteller, educator, and activist