At Rites of Passage, we recognize the benefits of ritual not only for individuals and families, but also for teams, workgroups, and co-workers. When groups participate in communal rituals, they experience greater trust and connection. Ritual encourages cooperation, vulnerability, and mutual support. Whether your workgroup is going through a structural change, your civic organization is facing new leadership, or your team is gearing up for a new challenge, ritual can help reinforce bonds between members to bring about greater creativity, cohesiveness, and success.
Ritual is a frame, a way of marking the shift from one reality to another. Such shifts-in-reality can take place within communities, organizations, and workplaces. Retirements, layoffs, the closing of departments, the death of a coworker, expansion, building projects, community tragedies, and breaches of trust are just a few of the issues that cause stress within an organization. This stress can lead individuals to feel unmoored, resulting in a breakdown of relationships and loss of focus and trust. A unique, customized ritual workshop can help ease the stress of such transitions and strengthen community and organizational ties. Our Ritual Workshop package includes meetings with all stakeholders to discuss the circumstances of the transition and the creation and implementation of a customized ritual workshop designed uniquely for your organization to bring about positive transformation.
Do you want to learn more about how ritual can benefit your organization or family? Would you like to lead a ritual to mark an important transition, but don’t know where to start? Is your workgroup going through a particularly stressful time? Have friends asked you to officiate their wedding? We offer Ritual Consulting packages to coach you in ritual design and officiating so that you can bring the transformative power of ritual to your organization, family, and friends.
“When I rise up/ let me rise up joyful/like a bird. When I fall/let me fall without regret /like a leaf.”
~ Wendell Berry