Finding Hope is a place of support and healing for those who’ve experienced trauma. Through conversation, meditation, and ritual, we honor our individual experiences in supportive community.
Trauma can come into our lives through abuse, assault, exposure to violence, injury, life-threatening accident, war, terrorism, etc. People can suffer from the effects of individual and collective trauma.
Finding Hope is a safe space to share your trauma and turn toward hope.
So often, trauma survivors don't talk about our trauma because we don't want to worry our loved ones. When we do talk about it, we are often met with awkward silence or "good intentioned" appeals to look on the bright side. By sharing our stories, we can learn from each other and understand that we are not alone.
For those of us who have experienced trauma, the traumatic experience will always be part of our lives but doesn’t have to define our lives.
Registration cost supports the work of Rites of Passage, LLC.
We have a sliding scale of $8, $12, or $16. Our basic fee is $12. Pay less as necessary or more if you want
(The Zoom link will be e-mailed to you after you register.)
Finding Hope is a monthly online support group for those seeking to heal from trauma and is generally offered on the second Monday of the month at 5:30pm (ET).
Please contact Kristabeth Atwood at [email protected] with any questions.
**Kristabeth Atwood, M.Div is a pastor for people who don't do church and the founder of Rites of Passage, LLC. Through Rites of Passage, Kristabeth brings her pastor's heart to help people through the spiritual, emotional, and practical aspects of change by:
– providing inclusive spiritual support for life’s big questions,
– offering tools to plan for life’s changes,
– educating on the transformative power of change, and
– designing and officiating personalized rituals to mark life’s transitions.
Kristabeth uses her gifts as a ritual designer, officiant, spiritual guide, and discernment coach to hold space for people to connect with themselves, those around them, and with the sacred, whatever that means to them. She feels privileged to help people honor and mark the meaningful moments that encompass all the seasons of life – from birth to death.**