Adventure Teens

A Weekly Teen Group that Engages the Wisdom of Pop Culture

What can we learn about mindfulness from Star Trek?
What lessons about respect for self and others can be
found in Adventure Time?
What lessons about identity can be found in superhero comics?
What can the building blocks of Minecraft teach us of coherence?
How does the Tardis from Dr. Who challenge our expectations?
This highly experiential group uses thought-provoking themes from pop culture as a compass to chart our mission.

The Group’s Mission

• To foster engagement, participation, collaboration,
insight, and creativity.
• To explore identity, aspirations, and personal
• To cultivate wisdom and tools to navigate human (and
non-human) relationships and life transitions.
• To honor non-conformity and build empathy.
Each week will bring a new theme, decided by group members.
These will be the territories for our ongoing mission. The
themes will come from science fiction, comics, film, cult tv, and gaming.
Pizza and snacks will be served.
Who: Teens seeking to improve themselves and the world through through personal, social, and cultural understanding
What: Weekly 2 hour group sessions to include group discussion, reflection, role-play, games, and art-making
When: 5:30pm-7:30pm Fridays, for six weeks
Where: TheraThrive office, at 986 Moraga Road, Lafayette, CA  94549
Cost: $480 (which is $80 per session, at $40 per hour)

About the Facilitator

Doug Ronning is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 51086) and Registered Drama Therapist. He is a produced screenwriter and a life long fan of adventures.

To Register

Contact us via email, or Call Doug at 925-954-6229, ext. 4#.