The intrusive voice of the inner critic has a familiar sound.
About Bret Stephenson
Bret Stephenson M.A. is the author of From Boys to Men: Spiritual Rites of Passage in an Indulgent Age. He has been a counselor of at-risk and high-risk adolescents for twenty-four years. Bret has been a presenter and speaker at numerous national and international conferences and workshops, including being the teen coordinator at the International Transpersonal Association's Youth Conferences in America and Ireland, the United Nations World Peace Festival, Institute of Noetic Sciences and the World Children’s Summit. Bret has worked with teens from more than 100 countries.
Bret is owner of the Adolescent Mind, a teen consulting business and the founder and Executive Director of Labyrinth Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to adolescent services and programs. He has trained and designed programs for numerous organizations including the Girl Scouts of America, Adirondack Leadership Expeditions and CASA. Bret and Labyrinth Center are currently creating youth employment and youth entrepreneurial models such as Str8 Up and Sphere of Influence at Mt. Tallac High School in South Lake Tahoe. He was recently chosen a winner in author Ellen Hopkins’ (Crank, Glass, etc.) 2012 New Year’s Resolution contest for people who make a difference in the world, and is a contributing author on rites of passage for the on-line Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion.