PASSAGE-An INTEGRATED COURSE for Teen boys
Passage is a 3-to-5-month progressive experience that synthesizes away-from-home group nature immersions with at home therapeutic support from a Licensed MFT. The model allows participants to experience the transformation that occurs in immersion experiences while integrating (over the course of many months) their growth into everyday life. Throughout the course participants are guided as they develop a greater belief in their abilities, their worth, and develop the skills and capacities they need to move past limiting thoughts and behaviors to step more fully into a their lives.
This program was created to meet the needs that boys have to be challenged, tested, mentored, and supported by an authentic community that welcomes the gifts they often hide beyond the social mask. The combination of wilderness immersions, with individual and family therapeutic support creates the means for the program to effect positive change through multiple avenues.
Passage is ideal for youth who may be considering or returning from wilderness therapy programs and are seeking a model that integrates learning and growth into everyday life.
Participants of the 5-month course will have the option to continue therapeutic support and participate in future nature-immersions once the course has ended.
Monthly weekend retreats (Friday afternoon to Sunday) with a cohort of peers that focus on inquiries specific to the phase of the journey that they are on. Immersions typically take place in a wilderness setting and include opportunities for youth to experience challenge while learning how to form genuine relationships and develop the capacity to real life challenge.
One to One Therapeutic-Mentoring Sessions
Bi-weekly individual sessions with a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) that dovetails with Immersion Weekends. One to one sessions help participants apply and deepen what they are discovering in the course as they learn about themselves, who they want to be, and what blocks them from living their true vision.
Parent Support Conferences
Once per month online workshops that provide education, tools, and support to parents so they can best understand and engage in the process of growth that is happening for their child. Parent workshops focus on a specific learning piece while allowing parents to stay up to date with what their child is experiencing. They also provide opportunities for parents to receive feedback specific to their situation.
Individual Family Support
Parent support sessions with an LMFT where parents get to talk about what's happening at home and gain skills, tools, and understanding to best support their child as they navigate their adolescence and move towards adulthood. Individual sessions with parents help us to taylor courses to the needs of each participant as we gain insight about who the child is within the context of their life at home.