Can't wait to share all the News..

Here at Guided Passages, we are so excited to have our Fall schedule out for the 2023-24 School year. We're going to have so many amazing offerings for Youth throughout this year and into next summer, so we can't wait to share them with you and start getting your teens enrolled!

Check out our latest Blog Post!

4 Steps To Help Your Teen Move Past Anxiety: A Guide For Parents

Parenting a teenager can be both rewarding and challenging, especially when your teen is struggling with anxiety. Adolescence is a time of significant change and growth, and it’s common for teens to experience feelings of anxiety. As a parent, you play a crucial role in helping your teen navigate these emotions and develop healthy coping strategies. In this blog post, we’ll explore four steps to assist your teen in moving through their anxious thoughts.

Check out our Fall Programs!

7th & 8th Grade All Genders

Wednesdays: 2:30-4:30

Dates: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13

High School All Genders

Mondays: 4:00-6:00

Dates: 10/16 10/23 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 12/11

Youth Connect- In Person

Join Guided Passages' 8 Week Youth Connect Program this Fall '23! Connect with other teens in a safe space, have fun, and be your authentic self.

Program includes:

  • one 2 hour Youth Connect session per week

  • all supplies needed

  • snacks Included

  • A safe and confidential container for youth to express themselves authentically

  • Engaging games and activities

  • one, 60 minute, individual Life Coaching session with Jasmyne via Zoom or phone

Check out the new Location!

Our In Person Youth Connect Program will now be held at Rogue Valley Yoga (The Dome)

located at 1355 E. Main St. Ashland, Oregon. It is an absolutely beautiful space, and it's walking distance

from AMS, TRAILS, Willow Wind, and AHS!

Youth Connect Online

Program includes:

  • 1- Live, Online Youth Connect session per week for 6 weeks

  • 6, 15-30 minute, engaging video lessons accessible during and after the program

  • PDF printable workbook chock full of great tools, strategies, and exercises

  • 1- 30 minute individual Coaching/Mentoring session with Jasmyne via Zoom

  • Access to Jasmyne via email and text for questions and support during the program

6 Weeks, All Genders: 14-17 Year olds

6 Online Sessions October 17th-November 21st 2023

Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 PST

60 minute C0aching Sessions

First session FREE when you're engaged in GP’s Youth Connect program.Coaching sessions come in packages of 4, 6, and 8. Get 10% off with a package of 6 sessions, and 15% off with a package of 8 sessions.

Life Coaching

1-on-1 life coaching sessions for Teens and Young Adults (age 13-24), are a great way for young people to get more individualized attention and support as well as an opportunity for them to focus on key aspects of their life that they would like to create positive change in. They will work with Certified, Trauma Informed, Professional Life Coach, Jasmyne Chandler, for virtual sessions over the phone or via Zoom.

Stay tuned for Details on our upcoming Wilderness Trips!

Summer 2024: Wait-list opening soon!

Join us for some epic backpacking, Rites of Passage adventures next Summer!

*7th/8th Grade: 5 night trip

Includes a 12 hour solo

*17-24 Year Olds: 6 night trip

Includes a 24 hour solo

Meet one of our Guides, Somer Shook!

Youth Connect Facilitator & Wilderness Guide

For more than 15 years, Somer’s work centered around wilderness expeditions and adventures, guiding and mentoring teens in Alaska, Arizona, Montana, and California: an array of wild places that offer doorways into deeply knowing one’s heart and soul. During this time of living more in sync with the natural rhythms, she became a mother, leading her to delve into her inner landscape in new and different ways. Somer holds a Masters’ Degree in Psychology and spent several years employed as a social worker, assisting families within the foster system. She is a former volunteer and circle facilitator with Restorative Resources, a non-profit diversion program that addresses non-violent crimes in a community context, with the aim of repairing relationships while taking accountability for the crime committed. She has led dream groups for teens and young adults, and attended the California School of Herbal Studies, where she studied the various body systems and learned to make herbal remedies to share with family and friends. Over the years she began to incorporate mindfulness practices into her daily life, which can assist with stress management and overall wellbeing. There is growing acknowledgement around the interconnectedness of all life and the ways in which our very thoughts can effect our personal health and the health of the relationships we engage in. Working with teens holds a special place in Somer’s heart, knowing how much she would have benefited from having strong role models in her life at that time. There are so many internal and external changes occurring in the tween and teen years; an extended community to rely upon is incredibly valuable and affirming, as is understanding that the path each of us are on can take many twists and turns along the way. She looks forward to connecting with the young people in Ashland, sharing stories and learning together.

Book Recommendation

If you haven't checked out Under Pressure by Lisa Damouryet, I highly recommend it. To learn more, read the book description below.

"In the engaging, anecdotal style and reassuring tone that won over thousands of readers of her first book, Untangled, Damour starts by addressing the facts about psychological pressure. She explains the surprising and underappreciated value of stress and anxiety: that stress can helpfully stretch us beyond our comfort zones, and anxiety can play a key role in keeping girls safe. When we emphasize the benefits of stress and anxiety, we can help our daughters take them in stride.

But no parents want their daughter to suffer from emotional overload, so Damour then turns to the many facets of girls’ lives where tension takes hold: their interactions at home, pressures at school, social anxiety among other girls and among boys, and their lives online. As readers move through the layers of girls’ lives, they’ll learn about the critical steps that adults can take to shield their daughters from the toxic pressures to which our culture—including we, as parents."

Check out our New Website!

Guided Passages has a new and updated website. We love how it turned out, so please hop over to Guided Passages

to check it out and take a peak at all of our offerings.

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, or to schedule a complimentary 15-30 minute phone call to discuss any of our offerings to find out if they would be a good fit for your teen or young adult. Click the image below to book a call!