Ongoing Groups and Offerings

At Rites of Passage, we offer several ongoing supportive groups and workshops to help you explore the transformative power of change. Kristabeth is online every Wednesday at 7pm (ET) exploring the big questions of life and death through our groups on loss, trauma, change, and spirituality.

Registration costs are minimal to cover hosting and facilitation and support the mission of Rites of Passage. (Facing Change and Exploring Spirituality are available for free.) All gatherings meet on Zoom. Kristabeth brings her 20 years of experience in small group leadership, spiritual support, ritual design, and community empowerment to these offerings.

(Kristabeth takes a break from weekly groups during the months of July and December.)

Living with Loss: A Gathering for the Grieving

Living with Loss is a monthly online support group for those experiencing loss. Living with Loss is generally offered on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm (ET).

Living with Loss is an opportunity for those living with loss to find connection through community sharing, meditation, and ritual. While recognizing the universality of loss, we honor the uniqueness of each participant’s experience as we explore how to grow, heal, and be transformed through it.

All are welcome to Living with Loss – including the recently bereaved and those whose loss was longer ago, but still present.

Registration cost supports the work of Rites of Passage, LLC. We have a sliding scale of $8, $12, or $16. Our basic fee is $12. Pay less as necessary or more if you want.

Register for an Upcoming Living with Loss:

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 7pm (ET): Register

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 7pm (ET): Register

Finding Hope: Healing from Trauma

Finding Hope is a monthly online support group for those seeking to heal from trauma. Finding Hope is generally offered on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm (ET).

Finding Hope is a place of support and healing for those who’ve experienced trauma. Trauma can come into our lives through abuse, assault, exposure to violence, injury, life-threatening accident, war, terrorism, etc. People can suffer from the effects of individual and collective trauma.

Finding Hope is a safe space to share your trauma and turn toward hope. Through conversation, meditation, and ritual, we honor our individual experiences in supportive community.

For those of us who have experienced trauma, the traumatic experience will always be part of our lives but doesn’t have to define our lives.

Registration cost supports the work of Rites of Passage, LLC. We have a sliding scale of $8, $12, or $16. Our basic fee is $12. Pay less as necessary or more if you want.

Register for an Upcoming Finding Hope:

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7pm (ET): Register

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 7pm (ET): Register

Seasons of Life: A Supportive Community for Women

Seasons of Life is a monthly online support group for women going through life transitions. Seasons of Life is held the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm(ET) .

As we go through the seasons of life ~ moving from childhood to adulthood through middle and older age ~ change is inevitable. Some changes are welcome and others are met with sadness and disbelief.

Seasons of Life is a monthly support group for those identifying as women who wish to acknowledge life’s transitions and meet them with hope and curiosity. From the birth of a new baby to career changes, shifting relationships, empty-nesting, and croning, women of all ages and life stages are welcome. We will share in meditation, ritual, and supportive conversation.

This gathering is an opportunity to support and be supported, to learn and to share wisdom, as we delve into the seasons of life and the transitions that accompany them. Grief, joy, wonder, sadness, and hope (along with all other emotions) are welcome at Seasons of Life as we join in sisterhood around our individual and collective experiences.

Registration cost supports the work of Rites of Passage, LLC. We have a sliding scale of $8, $12, or $16. Our basic fee is $12. Pay less as necessary or more if you want.

Register for an Upcoming Seasons of Life:

Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 5:30pm(ET): Register

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 7pm(ET): Register

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7pm(ET): Register

Facing Change: Life’s Transitions and Transformations

Facing Change is a FREE online support group for those going through life transitions.

“Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time, it’s both.” —Lana Lang (Fictional Character from Smallville)

The only constant in life is change. From the joys of births and weddings to the sorrows of death, illness, and divorce, to grappling with relocation, family struggles, identity issues, job changes, trauma, and loss, change can leave us feeling unmoored and powerless. Facing Change is a free support group focusing on embracing the transformative power of change.

Together, we offer support and care for each other, share tools for navigating life’s changes, practice meditation and ritual as a way to honor life’s transitions, and grow in our ability to approach change with curiosity rather than anxiety.

For this group, we have a sliding scale of $0-$10. Pay less as necessary or more if you want.

Register for an Upcoming Facing Change:

Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7pm(ET): Register

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 7pm(ET): Register

Exploring Spirituality

Exploring Spirituality is a FREE online workshop for those who wish to delve deep into life’s big questions.

Life is full of big questions!

Exploring Spirituality is a unique opportunity for honest, authentic discussion about what gives your life meaning and purpose.

Exploring Spirituality is an opportunity to delve into the big questions of life and death in a safe, inclusive setting. What do you think happens when we die? What’s the most beautiful part of being human? What are our responsibilities, as humans, to the earth, to each other, to the universe?

The only pre-requisite is an open mind and willingness to be respectful of other’s beliefs. Each session begins with a prompt and centering meditation.

For this group, we have a sliding scale of $0-$10. Pay less as necessary or more if you want.

Register for an Upcoming Exploring Spirituality:

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 7pm (ET): Register

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7pm (ET): Register

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 7pm (ET): Register