Ongoing Offerings

At Rites of Passage, we offer several ongoing support groups and workshops to help you explore the transformative power of change. These offerings are designed with the unique challenges of the Covid-19 era in mind. All gatherings are offered on Zoom, to mitigate the risk of transmitting the virus while providing space for support and personal interaction.

Living in the Covid-19 era is challenging. We are experiencing unprecedented amounts of stress and anxiety, yet one of the ways we deal with stress (connecting with other people) is largely unavailable, at least in traditional ways. Participants in our support groups and Workshops will be given opportunities for connection, strategies for nurturing resilience, and tools for coping during this unusual time.

Registration costs are minimal to cover hosting and facilitation and support the mission of Rites of Passage. 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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Grief Gathering: Community, Connection, and Ritual

Grief Gathering is a monthly online support group for those experiencing loss. Grief Gathering is generally offered on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm (ET).

Grief Gathering 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 of loss as we explore how to grow, heal, and be transformed through it.

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

Registration for the support group is $12.

Register for an Upcoming Grief Gathering:

Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7pm (ET): Register

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 for the support group is $12.

Register for an Upcoming Facing Change:

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7pm (ET): Register

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 for the support group is $12.

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 for the support group is $12.

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 for the workshop is $12.

Register for an Upcoming Exploring Spirituality:

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7pm (ET): Register

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

Lunch and Learn / Dine and Discuss Workshops

Lunch and Learn and Dine and Discuss are educational workshops on planning for life’s transitions. They are generally offered on the second Thursdays of the month at 12pm (ET) and 5:30pm (ET)

Our next Lunch and Learn / Dine and Discuss series will be offered in November and December 2020. The topic will be Knowing Your End-of-Life Options.

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.

Registration for the workshop is $10.

Thursday, November 12 at 5:30pm (ET): (Registration Link Coming Soon)

Thursday, December 10 at 12pm (ET): (Registration Link Coming Soon)

 

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, September 17th from 5:30pm-6:30pm (ET)

Thursday, October 1st from 4pm-5pm (ET)

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