Ongoing Groups and Classes

At Rites of Passage, we offer several ongoing support groups and workshops to help you explore the transformative power of change.

Registration costs are minimal to cover hosting and facilitation and support the mission of Rites of Passage. 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.

Support Groups

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Life and Loss: A Gathering for the Grieving

Life and Loss: A Gathering for the Grieving is a monthly online support group for those experiencing loss. Life and Loss is generally offered on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm (ET).

Life and 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 Life and 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 Life and Loss:

Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7pm (ET): Register

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 7pm (ET): Register

Facing Change: Life’s Transitions and Transformations

Facing Change is a monthly online support group for those going through life transitions. Facing Change is generally offered on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm (ET).

“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 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.

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 Facing Change:

Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7pm (ET): Register

Thursday, December 10, 2020 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 third Thursday 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:

Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7pm (ET): Register

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7pm (ET): Register

Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7pm (ET): Register

Seasons of Life: Support Group for Women

Seasons of Life is a monthly online support group for women going through life transitions. Seasons of Life is will be held the fourth Thursday of the month at 3pm (ET) beginning in January 2021.

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 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.

Seasons of Life 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.

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.

Seasons of Life will begin January 28, 2021.

Workshops

Exploring Spirituality

Exploring Spirituality is a monthly online workshop for those who wish to delve deep into life’s big questions. Exploring Spirituality is generally held the fourth Thursday of the month at 7pm (ET).

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 open to people of any or no faith tradition (as well as those who have been hurt by religion) who wish to explore life’s big questions. The only per-requisite is an open mind and willingness to be respectful of other’s beliefs. Exploring Spirituality is not an opportunity to proselytize, but a place of curiosity and inquiry. Each session begins with a prompt and centering meditation.

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 Exploring Spirituality:

Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7pm (ET) : Register

Lunch and Learn / Dine and Discuss Workshops

Lunch and Learn and Dine and Discuss are occasional educational workshops on planning for life’s transitions. When offered, they are on Thursdays – Lunch at 12pm (ET) and Dinner at 5:30pm (ET).

During our Dine and Discuss / Lunch and Learn workshops, we explore different aspects of planning for life’s transitions. Grab your dinner, lunch, or a snack and call into our Zoom room. Workshop registration is $10.

Check back here for an announcement about our next topic!

 

Virtual Pop-Up Office Hours

Various Days and Times (See below)

Sign-in for an informal (courtesy) chat about how life’s transitions are opportunities for growth, healing and transformation. No RSVP needed and all are welcome! We can talk about rituals, design, spiritual care, officiating, life transitions, grief, end-of-life care, or whatever is on your mind! Hope to see you there!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81017829067?pwd=WTlDYlRPM1ZTUEtkOG5uelc5Rk5Ddz09

Meeting ID: 810 1782 9067
Password: 845955

Upcoming Virtual Pop-Up Office Hours:

Thursday, October 15th from 10:30am-11:30am (ET)

Thursday, November 5th from 12pm-1pm (ET)

Thursday, November 19 from 4:30pm-5:30pm (ET)