Social Customs, Rituals and Traditions

Healthy Rituals and Traditions

Healthy people celebrate healthy rituals and healthy traditions. Healthy families and healthy communities develop and engage in healthy relationships and healthy connections. The following healthy services and products are specifically designed to assist, affirm and support the natural power and flow of of personal ritual and tradition in the context of “community”.

Birthday Celebration-Family Joy in Motion

The Birthday, a colorful, joyful and fluid celebration, is often the most celebrated day of the year for individuals and for families. The “birthday”, can be an unforgettable and personalized  day to be celebrated with family and friends. Healthy birthday traditions and rituals are easy to set up. This starter Birthday Celebration Kit is hand -crafted to help individuals and families get organized around  planning a birthday celebration that makes the most of this one day of the year. The Birthday Starter Kit is a primary tool to help plan a joyful day to remember. This Birthday Celebration Started Kit includes a personalized birthday Art Card, a Suggested Foods List, a Birthday Readings Guide, a Schedule of Activities and other magically critical details to make this special day not only memorable but meaningful enough to last all year long.

BIRTHDAY STARTER KIT – $59.00
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Birthday Starter Kit

50-60 minutes

$59.00

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Rites of Passage: Transitions

Transitions include moving into a new or different home, gaining a partnership in life or in business, having a child, moving away, getting engaged or married, or more negative transitions like losing a loved one, through distance, or estrangement or death.  Menarche, pregnancy, birthing, mothering and becoming a Crone are Rites of Passage for women as well. There are other rites of passage that are related to reclaiming your life as in after a violent or traumatic event like recovering from a legal or medical trauma. Transitional Rites of Passage are important and help people live more meaningful and productive lives. Transitions stretch us out of our comfort zone and Rites of Passage affirm and establish a new personal landscape allowing for flexibility and personal growth. Rites of Passage: Transitions can be crafted into a personalized event for you.  Please schedule an appointment to discuss how.

RITES OF PASSAGE: TRANSITION PACKAGE – $299.00
Consultation – Free thirty minute discussion to review your concerns and needs
Complete Package- We will start with a two hour session to closely examine your personal situation and constructing an effective, comprehensive plan of action. You will receive a complete personalized package including everything you need  to make your Rite of Passage a success. This package puts your health and well-being foremost.   If you are ready to get started, schedule a session. If you need more information, schedule a free consultation.

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Rites of Passage: Transitions Consultation

30 minutes

Free

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Rites of Passage: Transitions Complete Package

2 hour Initial Session

$299.00

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Birthing Party

A birthing party is a sophisticated and creative “baby shower” to honor and celebrate womanhood. It is a big party engaging and exploring the power of being a women about to give birth. Using the power of art making, writing, singing and drumming, party participants will explore and experience the creative power inherent in being a woman.  At a Birthing Party, participants will remember and celebrate what it means to be a woman living in community. The power of birth, natural to women, will be acknowledged and revered.  This is a woman-based mini-fest celebrating being on the cusp of new life: physically, spiritually, symbolically and emotionally.

BIRTHING PARTY – $499.00
Brief ($175) – The brief experience includes the history of women’s birth process and two specialized art experiences for up to 20 people.
Expanded ($499) – The large expanded party includes twenty personalized hand-crafted art invitations, a specialized set of instructructions for attendees, hand-built clay birth sculptures, four rituals for women’s new growth, three short sound and voice activities, writing and reflection, and a rhythm or drum circle.
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Birthing Party - Brief

50-60 minutes

$175.00

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Birthing Party - Expanded

4.0 hours

$499.00

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Memorial

We all at one time or another come face to face with death. The backdrop of illusion says that death is somewhere out there. But a more encompassing reality is that death is all around us and at one point or another death will take what is loved and a void or vacuum will result. Often when we are dealing with issues of loss and death it is a time of high emotions; sadness, anger, despair, numbness, and anxiety may  stir and sometimes even overcome a person. A carefully crafted memorial of a loved one can restore peace, express pain and sadness and help to channel feelings of grief and bereavement ultimately restoring balance and centeredness. Gathering photos, mementos, symbolic gifts, images, visions and values to bring together in a public or private manner facilitates a sensitive way to remember. Constructing a verbal dialogue about the loved one can support and promote the healing of wounds and the recollection of things past. There is no real substitute for a memorial service which brings honor to this important loss event.  Death Memorials are a solid and good way to process what has been lost.

MEMORIAL – $199.00
Consultation – A free thirty minute discussion to review concerns and needs
Memorial Event –  We will start with a two hour session to closely examine your personal situation and construct an effective, comprehensive plan of action. Individuals who are participating will be asked to collect personal items, write  and reflect on journal entries, take some symbolic action and  to complete a verbal processing of the important events. If you are ready to get started, schedule a session. If you need more information, schedule a free consultation.

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Memorial Event

Memorial Event Consultation

30 minutes

Free

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Memorial Event

1.0 - 2.0 hours

$199.00

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Re-Parenting

Re-Parenting is a planned event where an individual intentionally chooses to initiate a relationship with healthier, more understanding, and loving parents. Chosen individuals will receive a formal invitation to be present as parents or witnesses. The individuals invited to be “stand ins” for the parents one was born with will receive training and preparation for this event. Re-parenting is claiming new parents at a fundamental level.  A life changing event, re-parenting sets in motion a renewed experience of “family”. This is a specialized parental restoration and can build an experience of respect in claiming healthier parents. By engaging in this celebration,  a “new” family is born. The individual and their parent stand-ins will be interviewed and a custom service will be crafted around the needs of the individuals involved.

RE-PARENTING – $699.00
This includes 10 personalized invitations, two hours of pre-event instruction, one hour of planning that includes food and music selection and the creation of a guest list. Food, music and three art activities will be provided during this three hour event.  Please schedule an appointment to discuss how we can build a reparenting celebration for you.

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Re-Parenting Event

4.0 hours

$699.00

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Storytelling

Everyone has a special story that yearns to be unfolded and revealed. In a Storytelling event, individuals are given an opportunity to write out, process the details and tell their story. Usually this special event occurs with a carefully chosen intimate circle of family and friends. Storytelling is a healing and productive experience. When individuals are deeply listened to the life of the individual can be changed forever. Listening is a human act of true compassion. It is not a passive task. Listening takes courage and allows us to share from the heart. As humans we are capable of listening and responding to each other: emotionally, intellectually and communally. In addition we can engage with love and empathy, listening for those things that are unique to the storyteller and for those things that are unifying and connecting to all of human nature.

STORYTELLING – $249.00
The Storytelling Event includes invitations for 20 individuals , editing help for story clarification, a pre-storytelling session and audio recording of the three-hour event. Please schedule an appointment to discuss how we can build a Storytelling Event for you.

Birth Story

In a Birth Story event, individuals are given an opportunity to write out, process the details of,  and tell their Birth Story. Usually this special event occurs with a carefully chosen intimate circle of family and friends. A comprehensive Birth Story can help the individual access their early beginnings. This is a healing experience for those willing to explore their Birth Story development. Birth Stories relate to the individual or a woman’s experience giving birth exploring the events surrounding the birth of a child. For some, the Birth Story starts when the individual was conceived and then the story is excavated as it moves forward in time. The Birth Story carves out a chronology of being born a sequencing of things past.  Sharing experiences in a Birth Story can be a healing act.  Constructing the time line of events encourages  a concrete rendering of past woundedness while offering the individual to speak out about their story of being born or the event of giving birth.

BIRTH STORY – $290.0
The Birth Story Event includes invitations for 20 people, editing help for story clarification, a pre-storytelling session and an audio recording of the three-hour event. Please schedule an appointment to discuss how we can build a Birth Story Event for you.

Holidays

Any day can be a holiday. There are national holidays, cultural holidays, ethnic holidays, family holidays, adversaries and other days set aside for special events. Many suffer from negative associations with a variety of past holiday experiences.  Here is an opportunity to update and reboot your understanding of what a holiday can mean to you. It is not relaxing when holidays approach and instead of happiness and joy there is an understanding of dread and anxiety.  Constructing and rebuilding a holiday is one way to reorganize your holiday and leisure experiences. Let us help you build a holiday you can actually relax and enjoy the day. Let us help you put together a leisure day, a day without work, a day to enjoy and call your very own holiday. You may choose a birthday,  an anniversary, a special day for you to enjoy.

HOLIDAY BUILD-IT KIT – $79.00

The Holiday-Build Kit includes invitations for 20 people, editing help for holiday construction clarification, a pre-holiday Build-It Kit session and an audio recording of the three-hour event. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your Holiday Build-It Kit Event.