Last night was a very useful session. I find The RIGHT Way process to be a powerful tool that resonates deeply with me. While I resisted the focus of the discussion on consequences, I ended up finding the discussion of alignment of consequences with virtues and values particularly helpful. I now have the language to more clearly articulate my value of 'diligence' in my son's pursuit of his education. That's so much more useful than simply telling him he can't play X-Box because his homework isn't finished.
I cannot express how much I appreciated your presentation to our Rite of Passage kids and their mentors yesterday evening. The things you shared and the exercises you did truly captured the essence of our intention in offering this six month program for the youngsters becoming young adults at Unity In Marin. I cannot imagine having had the whole course without what you provided all of us last night!
I know that the questions and exercises you posed for the kids were ones that will stay with them as they encounter challenges in school, at home and in life in general. Moving them toward truly examining who they are, and the values they hold, touched the core of the dilemma kids find themselves in so much of the time.
You were a great example to me, and an invaluable addition to the whole Rite of Passage curriculum. I will do whatever I can to promote the work you are doing. I appreciate your time and your willingness to share your work and who you are.
Rev. Pat Palmer
Youth and Family Programs
Unity In Marin
This weekend exceeded my expectations! I don’t think it could be improved. I love your method.
I loved your teaching style, clarity and sensitivity! I learned so many new ways to handle the difficult situations I encounter with my children. Thank you for helping me and my family.
I was inspired by the use of ceremony throughout the weekend. The program was great.