Workshops

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

Registration is free with contributions accepted to support the mission of Rites of Passage.

All gatherings meet on Zoom. Kristabeth brings her 20 years of experience in small group leadership, spiritual companionship, ritual design, and community empowerment to these offerings.

Additionally, Kristabeth occasionally offers one-time workshops and workshop collaborations. When scheduled, information about these stand-alone events will be posted below.

Living with Loss: A Gathering for the Grieving

Living with Loss is a workshop for those experiencing loss.

Living with Loss is an opportunity for those who are grieving 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.

Register for an Upcoming Living with Loss:

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 7pm (ET): Register

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 7pm (ET): Register

Soul Care: Navigating an Unpredictable World

Soul Care is a workshop for those who want to explore the practice of self-compassion.

When unpredictability overwhelms us, we can let life’s demands overtake our need to care for ourselves. Soul care is the practice of taking care of ourselves – body, mind, and spirit. Only when we practice soul care can we meet life’s unpredictability with curiosity and compassion.

Soul Care is a safe space to share life’s challenges and receive support. Through conversation, meditation, and ritual, we will join in self-care practices and build our self-compassion.

The world will always be unpredictable. Our strength comes from choosing how we will respond to life’s changes.

Register for an Upcoming Soul Care:

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 7pm (ET): Register

Facing Change: Life’s Transitions and Transformations

Facing Change is a workshop 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 off-center and adrift.

At Facing Change, 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.

Register for an Upcoming Facing Change:

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 7pm (ET): Register

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 7pm (ET): Register

Open Memorial: Remembering in Community

Open Memorial is an occasional offering. Join this virtual space to come together in remembrance. Whether your loss was recent, or a long time ago, you have a place here.

Remembering our loved ones with ritual and ceremony is a human rite of passage that predates modern society. Honoring our dead in this way connects us to our ancestors and reminds us we are not alone.

At Open Memorial, we will share together in music, poetry, and ritual. Each attendee will have a chance to share (if they wish) about the loved one they are remembering. This is not a religious memorial. People of all spiritual and secular worldviews are welcome.

Some may choose to attend this memorial to honor the recent death of a loved one or to remember the birthday or death anniversary of a loved one who has been gone for some time. Others may choose to come to connect with others who also experience grief. All are welcome.

Register for an Upcoming Open Memorial:

Next Open Memorial will be Thursday, October 27th at 3pm (ET): Registration Coming Soon