Embarking on the first Rite of Passage
Launching a new ‘Rite of Passage Programme’ in the Himalayas was always going to be exciting. Having worked with and supported Thomas for 6-months prior to this 3-week ‘Rite of Passage’, he was ready, nervous, excited, anxious, willing and able to embark on an adventure of the mind, body and soul that would become a catalyst for change. At 21 years of age, with a complex ‘backstory’ that is all too familiar for young adults and in particular this young man, he naturally was experiencing a range of emotions. Change can only happen when we give ourselves up to taking a risk or taking a chance. It’s in this moment in this process that we begin to see ourselves through a new lens in a new and unfamiliar world that change can not only happen but become accelerated.
This ‘Rite of Passage’ programme is designed to enable young adults to experience a world of decision making, in unfamiliar settings. Whether that be in a Tibetan Monastery, Soup kitchen for some of the poorest people on earth or needing to plan and prepare for a Himalayan trek that promises to not only take you to new heights physically, but to take you into the perhaps unfamiliar world of witnessing yourself in the company of others who are also on the ‘Road Less Travelled’.