All Kinds of News for October 10, 2018
This month, six dedicated Pacific Quest staff members will join PQ Founder Chris Kaiser and Vision Fast facilitator and Darcy Ottey, Rites of Passage Master, on a 3 day rite of passage ceremony, the Vision Fast. The Vision Fast has been part of Pacific Quest's curriculum and been offered to all staff several times a year since its founding.
As Darcy Ottey describes this unique opportunity and PQ's Rites of Passage mission, "Throughout human history, individuals have left their communities to go to the land, alone, in search of a vision. By being still, with only oneself and the sounds of nature, we begin to listen deeply to our innermost self, and we can learn to listen to the world around us. This ancient practice can help us make sense of our stories, mark important transitions, and offer guidance for our next steps. Through slowing down, and listening, we tap into wisdom and insight difficult to gain in the activities of our daily lives."
PQ staff who are interested must read assigned material, submit a letter of intent, and commit to the entirety of the solo, as well as several pre- and post- Vision Fast meetings. PQ is proud to offer such an in depth and personalized training to our staff. It is by experiencing personal growth through this opportunity that our staff members are truly empowered to help our students.
About Pacific Quest
Pacific Quest is an outdoor therapeutic program, located on the Big Island of Hawaii, for struggling adolescents and young adults that offers a clinical, yet holistic, approach to treatment. Our neurodevelopmental approach, combined with horticultural therapy, integrates evidence-based therapeutic methods, whole-person wellness and organic gardening to sustain a healthy community and motivate change. www.pacificquest.org