Working with your son to re-ignite the spark within him that may be (temporarily) lost ... but youknow is still in there.
You Miss Him.
You miss the time when you looked at your son and all you saw were his gifts and talents - or thought about his future in terms of his infinite potential instead of the worry, anxiety or constant uneasiness that now seems to part of your every day world.
If you're anything like most parents I work with, it's easy to get lost in fear and overwhelm - especially when it's your son's livelihood that is at stake. Or you simply feel at a loss as to what you should do next.
All you want is to see him rediscover that spark, so they can re-engage with life again.
That's where I come in...
As a Mentor for Young Adults, I see my job as being your ally, and 'in-the-field' advocate for your son - so that he rediscovers that part of himself that he may have lost touch with for a while...
and re-engages with life again.
How I work with
Whether we meet at a coffee shop to help process a struggling relationship, or take a hike along the river to discuss a recent dream, the nature of the mentor relationship is one of advocate, advisor, and friend. The tools I use in my work include nature work, dream work, writing, and deep listening. The content and intention of the weekly meetings are entirely customizable and situation dependent. Some want accountability, some want to process life, others want to have an extra set of ears. My work includes experience with depression, anxiety, trauma and addiction.
Some of the tools I use in mentoring:
This writing work is a favorite among the young adults I've worked with. Writing for the sake of increasing emotional intelligence and deeper self-expression.
Dream work is for connecting to a part of ourselves that is beyond ego and offers important clues to our life's path.
NATURE / OUTDOOR WORK.
Anything from hiking to mountain biking to questing for new perspectives using nature as a guide.
Thank You Mark
"Thank you so much for your in-depth insight and your connection with (my son). I feel you and (my son) have such a great relationship. I am so grateful for everything you’ve done to support and care for him. It means the world to me."
- Parent of Mentoring Client
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
5-7 In-Person Visits Per Month with the young adult
These meetings will take place in person at a mutually agreed upon location and time (to be determined week by week). These one-on-one meetings will generally be between 1 and 1.5 hours. The specific number of meetings will be determined during the initial interviews.
2 Parent Check-in calls / Progress Notes
We'll meet every other week to discuss information, ideas and progress of your son. We'll confirm intentions, explore intuitions and use this time as an opportunity to optimize our efforts. This can happen over Zoom or phone.
In-depth Initial interview with Parents*
In-depth Initial interview with Young Adult*
*First Month Only. These hour long interviews will help us create a dynamic picture of where your son is, what the challenges and opportunities are and the best way to get there.
Plan / Intentions for the month.
This is a brief but important bullet point list of intentions for the month that we will return to for guidance and checking progress.