Supplementary Ritual Resources
- What is a ritual, and what is its impact in today's society? “What isn't a ritual?” asks Michael Norton in this fascinating talk about the role that ritual continues to play in our lives (17 min.)
- Enjoy this focused discussion on rituals marking certain holidays and the role of rituals in meaning making (6 min.)
- For more on the mental health benefits of rituals, see Prof. Norton’s interview (text) in which he studied rituals and found that those who use them feel better and more in control. Restorative power of Ritual.
- This video surveys a variety of rituals by some noted NBA players before they play in a competition. By performing these regular rituals, players provide their reason for doing them (11 min.)
Student Workbook Download
Regular Rituals Workbook [.pdf]