Rites of passage rituals mark the transition from one phase to another. Significant events or milestones in life often occur without an appropriate acknowledgement being given. Examples of this are significant birthdays, a young girl’s first menstruation, leaving home, marriage, parenthood, divorce and death of a loved one. The person, event is given full focus allowing all present the opportunity to experience and assist in the transition while receiving the love, acknowledgement and support of all participants involved in the ritual. Rites of passage rituals help people to understand and integrate changes, let go old ways of living life and move forward into their new life phase.