A Soul-Based Approach to Growth
When we tap into soul—our individual unique and authentic nature—and bring that authenticity out into the world through our skills and gifts, we not only heal ourselves but the world as well.
Our soul-based approach to growth and development supports clients in healing and deepening their relationship to self, earth, community, and the numinous (mystery, awe, wonder). What we have found through seven years of soul-based transformational programming is that as participants connect to and heal these primary relationships, their self-knowledge and felt-sense of possibility and creativity expand and open up the space for new possibilities to emerge in their lives, work, and relationships.
At Pathways, we offer customized programming and soul-based coaching for individuals and small groups. Our coaching sessions are facilitated by the founder and director of Pathways, Weston Pew. We provide ongoing coaching, integration work (from peak experiences— psychedelic, travel, retreats, etc.), supported grief work and structured programs that focus on relational leadership and holistic development.
The content of the work spans the fields of adult developmental theory, relational education, anti-oppression work, trauma literacy, civic consciousness and action, leadership development, nature connection, narrative activism, holistic community development, and libratory, community, and depth psychology. Tools and practices include but are not limited to meditation and mindfulness, grief work, dialogue, shadow work, art, worldview inquiries, somatic exercises, journaling, facilitation training, and culturally appropriate ceremony and ritual work including rights of passage, solo fasting, and initiatory processes.
To schedule a free consultation reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navigating the Threshold-Program News
We are excited to announce that we have five scholarship opportunities for our upcoming Navigating the Threshold: Relational leadership coaching series. The scholarships are for aspiring community leaders (in any field) who want to make the world a better place through their work, relationships, and passion and are looking for a little support and some helpful tools to instigate and guide the process. The scholarships will allow participants to access the program for $40 a session (nine sessions total), which is over half-off our normal tuition! For more info reach out to us at email@example.com.
Navigating the Threshold is a multi-session program designed for individuals or groups that are currently caught up in, or would like to create the environment necessary for, transformative change in their lives, organizations, and or communities. Though the program is custom-tailored to meet the needs of each individual and or group the overarching goal is the same: to offer tools and structures that can help shape the catalytic energy that comes with change and direct it towards individual and social healing and transformation.
Using both ancient and cutting-edge transformative templates in conjunction with various self expressive, creative, and reflective developmental tools and practices, we work with participants to channel the raw energy of change in a direction that can bring about new understandings and insights into one’s gifts and how those gifts can be of service to support the healing and transformation of the larger living systems of which we are a part—family, community, planet, cosmos. Through the proper integration of these insights and understandings a deeper sense of meaning, purpose, and belonging often begins to emerge for participants.
The arc of this program is structured on Theory U by Otto Scharmer, a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, which explores how individuals and groups can best tap into the creative impulse to catalyze generative change. The U Process incorporates three steps: 1) letting go, 2) sensing and 3) actualizing. This template also echoes the ancient threefold structure of the rite of passage ceremony found in many different cultures across the planet: severance, threshold, and reincorporation.
The first three to four sessions are preparatory. They are meant to stir the interior soil and help individuals feel into their leading edge: what is ready to be let go of and what is ready to be embodied in fuller forms in one’s self, work, and relationships?
The middle session marks the threshold or liminal space. This is the space of ceremony, betwixt and between what one was and what one is becoming. This session is co-designed by the facilitator and the participant and can take many different forms including but not limited to: a solo hike in the woods from sunrise to sunset, a two-day solo-fast, a dance, meditation, or yoga retreat, a stretch of solo-traveling, or simply distraction free reflective solo-time at home. What is important is that one finds respite from their daily routines and obligations to sink into a contemplative space where the analytical mind can rest and the emotional, somatic, soulful, and imaginative intelligences can step forward to guide the process of discovery.
The final three to four sessions then deal with the challenge and privilege of reincorporation. How to take the insights gleaned from the threshold space and plant them back in one’s life, work, and relationships in ways that germinate positive individual and collective transformation.
APPLICATION + PRICING
Facilitation: This program can be offered online or in person, or a combination of both. Each session is an hour long. The general arc of this program is consistent for every participant; however, the tools and methodologies used are often co-created to fit the needs of the individual or group, especially concerning the fourth session.
Cost: The cost of this program is $1000 for individuals and $600 per person for groups (group programming does include weekly one-on-one phone coaching sessions). Also, depending on the type of session co-created for the middle/liminal session that price may increase. For those that can’t afford the current pricing, still get in touch with us as we may have some scholarship funding available.
To schedule a free consultation reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weston Pew is the founder and director of Pathways to Resilience. He is a relationally based educator and facilitator who holds two MA’s: one in experiential education with a focus on relational leadership development and the other in depth psychology with a focus on community, liberation, indigenous, and eco-psychology. For the past eight years he has been cultivating transformational containers for individuals and groups that bridge the ancient practices of pilgrimage, meditation, nature connection, rites of passage, contemplative dialog, and ceremony, with the cutting edge fields of adult developmental theory, relational leadership, and community psychology.
“Weston's gifts extend far beyond his own extensive training and knowledge. His heart comes first in all he does, which creates a powerfully open space for transformation and healing, while his ability to listen deeply underlies his commitment to growth, keeping him beautifully balanced and present to the process.” -Casey, 2017
“In very little time I recognized that Weston holds deep wisdom: in natural knowledge, spiritual and sacred practice and philosophical and psychological tools and understandings. I am deeply grateful for his transformation work and the role that it has played in my own growth and development.” -Otis, 2019
“I am struck by Weston’s thoughtful and articulate weaving of social and psychological theory and storytelling with the needed work of healing the soul. Weston is committed to a better world through the healing of our relationships to ourselves, our histories, and our communities. He is a thoughtful and sage listener, leader, and counselor who cultivates brave spaces for deep reflection and meaningful dialogue in both group settings and one-on-one interactions. In a way that is both deeply humble and honest, he has given me practices and insights to live a happier, more fulfilling life that aligns with my values.” -Tim, 2019
"I continually find myself hearing Weston’s words run through my mind years after any programming together. He has an uncanny ability to get to the root of the issue while providing tools to lead me to the next step. As a mentor, he listens deeply and reminds me of the strength I already possess while offering me tools through my connection with Spirit and the natural world." -Peery, 2017
“Weston's dedication to personal and societal growth is profound. He is an exceptional listener who brings a wealth of experience with transformational practices along with a deep, compassionate presence to his work with groups and individuals. I remain in gratitude for the sincerity of his care and his level of investment in my own transformative process.” -Boris, 2019
“Weston has a way of working which is pure and simple yet results in profound realizations and shifts. In working with him I‘ve been empowered to tangibly transform how I see and move in the world. My relationships (from family to business to friendship and romance) have been most deeply impacted, and that has made all the difference. Through working with him I’ve accessed a well of practical and sustainable nourishment in myself. Nothing complicated or overwrought, just powerful ease and grounded awareness. I’ve noticed his work goes beyond merely giving others tools. His energy, presence, and deep intuition — a knowing — are the magic and distinctive elements that cut through the nonsense and bring breathtaking, comforting clarity for me to act in better alignment.” -Alexandra, 2019