I offer online workshops, presentations, and 1:1 ritual design services for adults and youth looking to create a coming of age ritual.

Online Workshops

Holiday Magic in the Time of Covid

What if we were to reframe this crazy Covid situation as an opportunity to intentionally try out a new set of holiday rituals -- ones that are more suited to the world we are currently living in?

In this ritual design challenge, Betty Ray will guide you through a short exercise to help you reflect on some new approaches to the holidays that are more sustainable AND help you reconnect to the magic that is this season.

Wed, Dec 9, 2020

5p (Pacific)

Zoom links sent upon registration



Creating Meaningful Rituals for Life Transitions

Humans have created ritual to manage life's unending stream of challenges since the stone age. Today, neuroscience tells us what our ancestors knew all along: Rituals can be designed to catalyze a temporary state of ego dissolution, which frees the mind up from conscious thought and offers  new insights, intuitions, and creativity that can be applied to our daily lives. Betty researched and developed this work via the Mira Fellowship.

How to Help Young People Transition to Adulthood

Our kids are entering a future that looks nothing like the present. In this talk, Betty shares a contemporary coming of age program that combines what we know from the educational and psychology research with traditional rites of passage to create a contemporary non-denominational and student-centered initiatory experience for young people. (See more about this approach in Betty's article on the Greater Good Science Center)

Ritual Design Coaching

Betty offers coaching services to help individuals or groups design meaningful rituals for a variety of transitions including:

  • Coming of age for youth

  • Divorce

  • Moving

  • Empty Nest

  • Grief

  • Midlife

Please email CenterForRitualDesign AT gmail DOT com.

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