"One of the greatest failings of our society
is that we do not have a ceremony to mark
the passage from childhood to adulthood."

~Dr. Michael Thompson, author of Raising Cain~

The Event has aired but you can still
have the recordings to help you guide your child
as they make their passage to adulthood

Simply click HERE
to claim the event recordings
plus bonus interviews and products from your hosts!

Are you...

  • Confused? Can't keep up with her constant mood swings?

  • Fearful? Wondering why he won't talk to you anymore?

  • Sad? Missing the closeness you once shared?

Do you WISH you had...

  • Experience with your own Rites of Passage to draw upon?

  • Tools to guide your daughter or son through this passage?

  • Understanding of what exactly they are going through?

Let Yourself be GUIDED by Experts

Join Janet, DeAnna, Michael Thompson, Annie Fox, and Josh Shipp
plus a host of Wise Elders who are committed to lighting the way
for YOU and for OUR YOUTH.



Get the SUPPORT YOU NEED!

  • Prepare your child to cross the sometimes-stormy seas of adolescence

  • Learn how to transform your relationship and get ready to greet them on the other side as budding peers

  • Take responsibility for your role as an Elder in this crucial passage

Sure, you may be excited to see their new capabilities and all the milestones they seem to be passing so quickly! You may also be caught unprepared by their newly found independence...This is a scary time for them AND for you!


Without the firm guidance of wise elders, mentors and parents...
they will drift.

Adults must be as steady as a lighthouse,
a shining beacon of strength that points the way.

Like the swift tides - they will push against you!

Do you have the strong inner resources to hold your light steadfast,
to guide them through the stormy seas?


If you don't...WHO WILL?

The media, corporations, less-than-well-meaning adults, and peers!

Yes, your daughter or son will find their own way to seek risk and adventure with:

  • Physical exploits

  • Sexual experimentation

  • Drug and alcohol abuse

Yet, when they are challenged in deeper, soul-fulfilling ways,
they don't need the more surface risks
that may have served as your own rites of passage.


You can attend the entire 2-week event
FILLED with wisdom, insight, practical guidance and inspiration in real-time with our compliments!


Join us for our
2nd ANNUAL
Rites of Passage
On-line EVENT!

October 22 - November 2, 2012

Sign-up to reserve your seat
& receive 2 Complimentary Gifts:

"Elements of Ceremony"
by DeAnna L'am (video + pdf)
and
"Gender Differences You Need to Know"
by Janet Allison (video + pdf)

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Email

Join us LIVE - for FREE!

And Don't Miss Our:

Special Offer

You'll always receive
'Inspire! - Coming of Age Made Easy, Womanhood Made Richer'

and 'Boys Alive! Bring Out Their Best!'
DeAnna & Janet's on-line newsletters as an additional bonus


This is a PIVOTAL PASSAGE in your child's life!

Learn how to fertilize the soil
so they can grow their seeds of
Womanhood,
Manhood,
and Integrated Adulthood
filled with satisfaction and healthy relationships
with others and with themselves!

Get the tools you need to light their way through the choppy waters of adolescence and prepare to greet them as budding peers on the other side!

You won't want to miss a minute of this Event!



Rites of Passage Schedule:

Week 1: Monday - Friday, October 22 - 26
Week 2: Monday - Friday, October 29 - November 2

10am Pacific/ 11am Mountain/ noon Central/ 1pm Eastern/
18:00 Europe (U.K.)
(Your dial-in number will be sent upon sign-up)
Week 1

How did you experience your passage to adulthood? How will you prepare yourself and your family to receive and respond to your young adult? Here's help to pave the way for this deeply transformative passage.

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Monday (10/22): How to Plan a Rite of Passage Ceremony
DeAnna L'amIn this 100% PRACTICAL CALL DeAnna will guide you through the essentials of ceremony, and help you plan a meaningful and empowering Rite of Passage for your daughter or son. DeAnna will highlight unique aspects of adolescents’ needs, moods, and aspirations, and show you how to meet your unique adolescent in this time of transition. DeAnna invites you to SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS ahead of time, briefly describing your young adolescent, your intention for their ceremony, and what you wish to see her/him transform. POST your Questions HERE and then listen in! Or call us LIVE to have a dialogue with DeAnna!

Tuesday (10/23): Getting Through to Any Teen You Care About
Josh ShippJosh Shipp had a traumatic childhood. Abandoned at birth, thrown into many different foster homes. Abused, Addicted, and Suicidal... Josh KNOWS what it means to be a teen in trouble. This all changed when one adult got THROUGH to him. Josh will explain how you can get through to that teen you care deeply about.

Wednesday (10/24): Teaching Kids to Be Good People
Annie FoxAnnie Fox gives you strategies for infusing your parenting with lessons about emotional intelligence, ethics, forgiveness, compassion, empathy, a big picture view of life, and social courage. A tall order(!) which Annie addresses with warmth and humor.


Thursday (10/25): Community, Nature and the Sacred in Rites of Passage
Lorene WapotichLorene Wapotich believes that today's youth need rites of passages that address the fundamental questions they are asking: Where do I belong? What value do I have? What really matters? How can I make a difference? Can I really be myself? Who will see and support me? Our conversation will focus on how connection to community, nature, and the sacred meet these basic and important human needs.

Friday (10/26): Wilderness Torah: Reawakening Earth-based Jewish Rites of Passage
Zelig GoldenSarai ShapiroJudaism today continues ancient traditions of initiation from childhood to adolescence with the Bar and Bat Mitzvah. While Judaism's intrinsic earth-based traditions have been all but lost in the modern world, there is a powerful movement afoot to bring Jewish life and its critical life passages back in harmony with nature's cycles. Join this exploration of how these rites of passage are being reconnected to the natural world.

Week 2

Rites of Passage experiences can vary widely and draw on many traditions. You'll hear about ancient and modern paths,
gender-specific and co-ed journeys. What's right for your child?

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Monday (10/29): Building A Healthy Relationship with Your Child from Birth
Janet LansburyJanet Lansbury delves into what it means to respect an infant or toddler. When we engage in person-to-person communication, trust natural development, and accept our child's feelings while setting limits with empathy, then a relationship is forged from infancy with the trust and respect that can help us navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of adolescence. It's never too late to parent with respect, but the sooner the better (and easier) life is for everyone.

Tuesday (10/30): Vision Quest: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Teens to Honor Their Transition into Adulthood
Alison DeLongMike BodkinMike Bodkin and Alison DeLong of Rites of Passage, Inc. will share stories from their many years of guiding young men and women into the wilderness to mark their entry into adulthood. Learn what youth take home with them after their 3-day solo in nature and 9 days in community. Hear reflections of parents being challenged and growing as they support their adolescent children through this transition.

Wednesday (10/31): The Noble Youth-El Joven Noble: Crossing the Bridge to an Honorable Adulthood
Jerry TelloJerry Tello will speak about cultures across the world, in which there are historically, protective factors, teachings and traditions that can assist young men and women across the "rites of passage" bridge. The presentation will provide an overview of the 4 childhood teachings that prepare youth to cross the bridge. This is what you need to know while your children are young!

Thursday (11/1):Developing Confidence and a Strong Sense of Self
Michael ThompsonAuthor and Boy Expert Dr. Michael Thompson shares insights from his most recent book: "Homesick and Happy - How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow." With summer camp as the example, Michael explores why it is so important for children to be away from home and how parent's first instinct of sheltering their children from harm actually deprives children of the major developmental milestones that occur through letting them go - and watching them return transformed.

Friday (11/2):Inspiring Adolescents to Love Themselves
DeAnna L'amComing of Age Expert DeAnna L'am will discuss the essential stepping-stones to welcoming our children into adulthood, emphasizing girls' rites of passage, yet will expand to include men's and boys' experiences. Her aim is to empower parents of both genders to become comfortable with their children's transition into adulthood, and guide them in navigating the Coming-Of-Age journey with ease and confidence.

This is your opportunity to talk with the experts!

During each of these amazing days with experts, YOU will have the opportunity to ask questions and add your thoughtful insights to the conversation!

Please note that some calls (due to time constraints) are pre-recorded...however, DeAnna and Janet will ALWAYS be with you to continue the conversation!

We invite you into our VIRTUAL LIVING ROOM
to be a part of this dynamic EVENT!


Rites of Passage Schedule:

Week 1: Monday - Friday, October 22 - 26
Week 2: Monday - Friday, October 29 - November 2

10am Pacific/ 11am Mountain/ noon Central/ 1pm Eastern/
18:00 Europe (U.K.)
(Your dial-in number will be sent upon sign-up)
Join us for our
2nd ANNUAL
Rites of Passage
On-line EVENT!

October 22 - November 2, 2012

Sign-up to reserve your seat
& receive 2 Complimentary Gifts:

"Elements of Ceremony"
by DeAnna L'am (video + pdf)
and
"Gender Differences You Need to Know"
by Janet Allison (video + pdf)

Name
Email

Join us LIVE - for FREE!

And Don't Miss Our:

Special Offer

You'll always receive
'Inspire! - Coming of Age Made Easy, Womanhood Made Richer'

and 'Boys Alive! Bring Out Their Best!'
DeAnna & Janet's on-line newsletters as an additional bonus

We want YOU, your Tween, & your Teen to THRIVE!


Learn more about our Wise Elders

Josh ShippJosh Shipp has been helping adults understand teens and helping teens understand themselves for over a decade. He has lectured at prestigious universities such as Harvard and Stanford on the science of getting through to teens. Mr. Shipp is the author of "The Teen's Guide to World Domination" and is featured in a new TV Series debuting in 2013 on LIFETIME from the executive producer of OPRAH, helping at-risk teens turn their lives around. www.joshshipp.com

Annie FoxAnnie Fox, M.Ed. is an award-winning author, blogger, and respected educator with 30+ years experience in the field of Character Education and Social/Emotional Learning. Annie's books include: "Too Stressed to Think?", the Middle School Confidential™ series and her new parenting book: "Teaching Kids To Be Good People." www.anniefox.com

Lorene WapotichLorene Wapotich guides children and adults into deeper relationship with nature, themselves, and each other through long-term, nature connection mentoring and community-based rites of passage. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Feet on the Earth Programs, www.feetontheearth.org is a non-profit organization in Boulder, CO, where she leads programs, mentors staff, and nurtures community.

Zelig Golden Zelig Golden is a community Maggid, wilderness guide, youth mentor, environmental educator and attorney. He brings over 15 years of visionary leadership to the Jewish environmental movement. Zelig develops and guides programs such as the Jewish Vision Quest, B’naiture, and Wilderness Torah’s annual cycle of land-based pilgrimage festivals. He derives inspiration from his years as a Colorado Outward Bound instructor, an Alaskan back-country park ranger and a life-long explorer of wild places. Zelig holds a B.S. in ecology from the University of Washington and a J.D. from the Berkeley School of Law. He is an ordained Maggid, Gabbai, and Mentor of Torah. www.WildernessTorah.org

Sarai Shapiro Sarai Shapiro is Festival Coordinator and Youth Co-Coordinator for Wilderness Torah. Sarai is dedicated to creating culture that connects people, the earth, and spirit. Her passion in fostering earth connection in children of all ages has led her to learn and work in the world of both Jewish, and non-Jewish Nature-based education for over 6 years. Sarai has co-created nature-based girls programs with Wild Earth and the Vermont Wilderness School, created a Jewish Girl’s New Moon Group, and directed the Coming-of-Age B’nai Mitzvah and Behira Teen Programs at the Aleph Kallah since 2007. She is passionate about creating ways for girls to feel comfortable in nature, in their bodies, and in their journeys towards womanhood. www.WildernessTorah.org

Janet LansburyJanet Lansbury is a parenting advisor, writer and teacher. She has served on the board of directors of Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) for over a decade, written childcare articles and been a frequent presenter at early childhood conferences. A former actress/model (Janet Julian), Janet found her true calling when she gave birth to her first child and sought guidance from renowned infant expert Magda Gerber. Inspired and mentored by Gerber in the early 1990’s, Janet became a RIE Parent/Infant Guidance Class instructor and has since had the privilege of providing support and guidance to thousands of parents and caregivers throughout Los Angeles. Most recently, she has become a prolific and influential parenting blogger with a worldwide following. www.janetlansbury.com

Alison DeLongAlison Delong, MA has been a wilderness guide and ceremony leader for 12 years, specializing in adolescent coming of age programs. From the 9-day Vision Quest ceremony in the Mojave desert, to the local (Napa Valley) girls' moonlodge menarche initiation, Alison is committed to supporting youth by reintroducing celebration, healthy challenges, nature, mentoring and community to adolescents in times of transition. When not it ceremony, Alison works as a massage therapist while raising her young family with her husband- 4-year old son Tashi and their new baby daughter due this winter. www.ritesofpassagevisionquest.org

Mike BodkinMike Bodkin M.S., MFT, is a psychotherapist and wilderness guide who has directed the work of Rites of Passage for over 25 years. His passion is leading people to the mirror of nature to discover the gifts of their soul. He directs the guide training programs for Rites of Passage and has led Vision Quests and trainings in places as diverse as South Korea and Australia. He is a strong voice for men's soul work, having guided men on the Men's Vision Quest for over 20 years. Michael lives with his wife Renée in intentional community near Santa Rosa, CA. www.ritesofpassagevisionquest.org

Jerry Tello Jerry Tello is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of family strengthening, community mobilization and culturally based violence prevention / intervention issues. Over the last 30 years, he has motivated, trained and mentored thousands in male rites of passage, violence prevention, teen fatherhood, pregnancy prevention, family strengthening, and fatherhood literacy. He has appeared in Time, Newsweek, and Hispanic magazines. He is also a member of Sacred Circles, an indigenous based performance group dedicated to family and community peace and healing. He is the father of three. www.jerrytello.org

Michael ThompsonDr. Michael Thompson, is a clinical psychologist, school consultant, and international speaker on the subjects of children, schools, and parenting. He is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. His most recent book, Homesick and Happy: How Children Change and Grow When They Are Away from their Parents is already receiving wide acclaim. Michael has worked with over 500 schools and thousands of parents world-wide. He is father of two grown children, and lives in Massachusetts with his wife. www.michaelthompson-phd.com

DeAnna L'amDeAnna L'am (B.A.) speaker, coach, and trainer, is author of Becoming Peers - Mentoring Girls Into Womanhood and A Diva's Guide to Getting Your Period. She is founder of Red Moon School of Empowerment for Women & Girls™.

DeAnna helps women & girls love themselves unconditionally! She has been working nationally and internationally, for over 20 years now, helping women and mothers model self-acceptance, self-care, and self-esteem to today's girls, and lay foundations for lifelong friendship with the adolescent girls in their lives.

A pioneer in Menstrual Empowerment, DeAnna specializes in making womanhood richer at any age, and teaches women and Moms the art of welcoming girls into womanhood from authentic and confident places within themselves. She trains women to do this work in their communities.

DeAnna lives with her husband and daughter in California. www.deannalam.com

Rites of Passage Schedule:

Week 1: Monday - Friday, October 22 - 26
Week 2: Monday - Friday, October 29 - November 2

10am Pacific/ 11am Mountain/ noon Central/ 1pm Eastern/
18:00 Europe (U.K.)
(Your dial-in number will be sent upon sign-up)
Join us for our
2nd ANNUAL
Rites of Passage
On-line EVENT!

October 22 - November 2, 2012

Sign-up to reserve your seat
& receive 2 Complimentary Gifts:

"Elements of Ceremony"
by DeAnna L'am (video + pdf)
and
"Gender Differences You Need to Know"
by Janet Allison (video + pdf)

Name
Email

Join us LIVE - for FREE!

And Don't Miss Our:

Special Offer

You'll always receive
'Inspire! - Coming of Age Made Easy, Womanhood Made Richer'

and 'Boys Alive! Bring Out Their Best!'
DeAnna & Janet's on-line newsletters as an additional bonus


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