Posted: Apr 26, 2010, 05:48
Gig Harbor, Washington
Soltura was originally founded in 2005 and based in Oklahoma and Texas, in 2007 Soltura moved to the west coast and in 2008 received nonprofit organization status 501(c)(3). Soltura offers personal growth workshops for parents with children in therapeutic boarding schools or programs, individuals in recovery in addition to those struggling with emotional or physical transition. Workshops are 4 to 6 days long, are gender specific, experiential in nature and become a journey to personal freedom.
Executive Director and co-Founder of Soltura is Carole Rosenberg, MS, who has designed and facilitated emotional growth workshops at therapeutic boarding schools for students and parents for over 30 years. Alix and Steve Buckley are also co-founders, with Alix having experience with substance abuse counseling and the experience as parents of a struggling teen and as a family in crisis.
These single gender workshops are based on the books: The Knight in Rusty Armor, by Robert Fisher for the males and The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, for the female participants. Each workshop is part of a trilogy, building upon the work achieved in the previous one and contains educational and experiential exercises with the use of music, art, drama, humor, writings and guided imagery techniques. Once participants complete their work in the trilogy series, Soltura also offers a part 4 workshop titled: Spirit Wave based on the book The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer by Sergio F. Bambaren for those wishing to expand their journey. In addition, a workshop for those working through the grieving process due to personal loss or transition: The Grief and Healing of Loss, is open to all and not part of the regular Soltura series.
Participants stay in the main lodge on the Soltura property, located on the waterfront with the views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains. All meals are provided and participants and because these workshops are designed to create peace of mind, there are no televisions or phones available.
[This information came from the Soltura website and brochure.]