© 2020 by Betty Ray Consulting

I help individuals, groups,
and organizations foster
grit and resilience through
contemporary rites of
passage experiences. 


How to Design a Meaningful Coming of Age Ceremony for Your Adolescent(s)

"We had better initiate the young people; otherwise they will burn down the village to feel the heat." -- Proverb

For those of us who are not members of a traditional faith, our children often grow up without a meaningful rite of passage. Research shows that rites of passage help young people deepen a sense of identity, and foster a stronger sense of meaning and purpose. In this webinar, Betty will present three customizable practices that can be used by parents, educators, and other community leaders to design contemporary rite of passage experiences for adolescents (12-25)  that deepens their sense of resilience and helps prepare them in mind, body, soul, and spirit for the complex future they will inherit.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

8 PM Eastern/5 PM Pacific

This webinar will be held via Zoom.


Please RSVP and we will email you the link.


DIY Rites of Passage Design for Adults

Often big life transitions -- even positive ones -- can feel crazy overwhelming. When we design and experience personally meaningful rituals, we can make peace, and find a deeper understanding of our situation. These experiences build resilience, offer a powerful new perspective, and free us to take on new challenges with more focus and wisdom. Some common life transitions that benefit from an intentionally designed ritual include:

  • Self-commitment
  • Parenthood

  • Marriage

  • Moving

  • Empty nesting

  • Separation/divorce

  • Death of a loved one

  • Forgiveness of past hurts


In this supportive workshop, participants will explore deeper meanings of a transition they are making, then design and perform their own ritual to help reframe and integrate new wisdom. Please contact Betty if you would like to be part of this private beta. (Meets weekly, 4 x 90-minute video calls throughout March.)

Why rites of passage, you ask?