"I'm able to keep more control over my emotions and actions, so other people don't control
my actions, I do."
~ Tom, age 15
"I have learned to breathe and relax for
the first time in my life.
I now know different ways to calm down,
focus, and center myself,
and know that it's ok to work on me."
~ Darren, age 16
For Youth and Young Adults
One of the most challenging, revealing, confusing, and remarkable stretch of years.
You might feel forever changing, while wanting something solid in yourself, in who you are.
You might feel tested every day. In small tedious ways, and big all-consuming ways.
Across friends, family, decisions, school, creativity, relationships, direction,
passion, risk, confidence, and proving yourself (ultimately to yourself).
Perhaps you're wanting to strengthen your communication with those around you,
feel seen and understood, have more control over your feelings or your life,
have things 'fall into place,' or be given responsibility for your growth.
IT'S A TIME TO AWAKEN CURIOSITY, CHARACTER AND YOUR OWN CAPABILITY.
To nurture a sense of wonder and possibility.
Take designated time to wrestle with the deeper questions going on internally,
which reflect strongly in who you are and how you want to be.
IT'S IMPORTANT TO REALISE WHERE YOU DRAW YOUR POWER, JOY AND PURPOSE.
It's the time to find out.
"I learned to forgive myself by being
totally accepted by my peers."
18yo on a group rite of passage program
"Haaweatea brings such a new dimension.
Her passion has given young people who often feel lonely, stuck, confused, and broken a chance to connect with Mother Earth and a chance to re-connect with themselves.
She deepens this experience by asking such rich and meaningful questions. She definitely takes people on a journey."
~ Colleague at Weave Youth Family Community