SOLTURA FOUNDATION

Rating: 5 stars   30 reviews

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Location: P.O. Box 445 Gig Harbor WA 98335 USA

Mission: To offer a safe and healing place where people are empowered to live with joy and personal freedom, rekindle a loving relationship with their true spirit, and foster an attitude of kindness, grace and service to others.
Results: Hundreds of men and women have participated in Soltura’s life-changing workshops, reconnecting with the joy of being free to be themselves, enriching their relationships with family and friends, and learning to be of service to others in everyday pursuits.
Target demographics: Soltura workshop participants include individuals of all ages looking for a different way to experience their lives or seeking a new understanding of their inner self. Programs are geared to anyone who has the desire to change their personal perspective and experience personal freedom. While the motivations to participate in the workshop trilogy are varied and unique to each participant, some reasons may include: —Navigating one of life’s transitions following a loss of a parent, a child, a marriage, a job or other form of emptiness; —Understanding self-defeating behaviors; -- Improving one’s relationship with self, family and friends; —Difficulty juggling life’s daily stresses that challenge quality of life; —Moving beyond a co-dependent relationship with a spouse or partner who is struggling with alcohol abuse; —Gaining perspective on compulsive or addictive behaviors. Participants are asked to complete a brief health history questionnaire during the registration process to ensure that they are sufficiently fit both physically and emotionally to complete the workshops.
Geographic areas served: United States, Canada
Programs: Utilizing the principles of experiential education and attitudinal healing, Soltura workshops are designed using parables in which hidden truths and life lessons are cleverly disguised within simple stories. For men and adolescent boys we offer a program series based on The Knight in Rusty Armor, a book by Robert Fisher. Women and adolescent girls take their journey down the Yellow Brick Road in a series of workshops based on the well-known story, The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. These programs offer a combination of educational and experiential exercises offered in group, individual, and community settings – utilizing music, art, drama, humor, writing, and guided imagery techniques – to create a dynamic and personally enriching experience. The series of personal growth workshops facilitates awareness of: -- Value of slowing down, -- Choice between conflict and peace of mind, -- How inner battles complicate life, -- Influence of fears and doubts, -- Using your authentic voice, -- Personal beliefs, judgments and conviction, -- Honoring yourself through honoring others, -- Freedom in taking responsibility for yourself.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Well I have started this so many times - how does one put into words the miraculous changes that occurred to my core? How to describe what this journey has done for me and my life? I signed up for my Soltura workshop because a friend had recommended it; she thought I would benefit from it. I truly had no idea what to expect - a heroic journey of personal growth is what the site said. Soltura is definately that and so much more. During the first day & a half I was angry at my friend for suggesting I needed this - they pushed and pushed me - and thank god for that- as the facilitors seem to have an amazing insight. They pushed me through all of my barriers that I have spent my entire life buidling - I was so GRATEFUL that I stayed. My journey that weekend was the hardest thing I have ever done for me and the most rewarding. Soltura is life changing. I let go of things that I did not realize I was even hanging on to. I was able to see how I carried the lies that shaped me my whole life, I was able to see the beautiful woman god created me to be and for once in my life to be truly 100% complete. I not only learned but I KNOW that I am enough - all by myself - perfectly me - there is a true freedom in that. There is so much more I could say but I will end with this - if you want to give yourself an amazing gift that will change your life - sign up - you are worth it and your heart will sing with joy!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

absolutely incredible ways. Soltura provides a safe and peaceful environment with emotional and physical support along with the tools to push myself beyond what I believed possible and the rewards are immeasurable.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not. This organization has an amazing way of helping people grow and become whole again.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having finally overcome the biggest dissappointment of my life; alcholism, I found that it had destroyed me in more ways than I could ever have imagined. Becoming sober wasn't the cureall I thought it would be. The demons that haunted me were still there and it was time to come to terms with them. I felt my life was a blank page filled with question marks that needed answering. I wanted to feel again and know in my heart I was not this pathetic person that my addiction lead me to believe I was. I came to this first workshop with mixed feelings wondering how 3.5 days could repair the mental and emotional battle I have been going through for the last 36+ years. To my amazement Soltura helped me open my mind to what was truely tormenting me and taught me the tools I lacked in my journey of self appreciation and awareness. I know I have a long way to go still and I am so very happy there are more workshops I can attend that will help me achieve my ultimate goal, to love and believe in myself again.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My patience level. I don't let the people in my life that have brought me down continue to have that power over me. I also don't blowup so easily and that is a good thing. I'm learning I do have comapassion and empathy and that I am worth it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it more visible to the public. Knowledge is power.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I believed I would get out of life what I put into it, but lately I had begun questioning the effort and energy it took to put life into my life. I was ready to grow and change as I began the second half of my life, but how. My children are teenagers and my husband and I have been married for 27 years. Great kids and an even better marriage, but somewhere along the way, caring for and about them, I lost myself. I was having trouble finding myself on my own and I wasn't sure if "me" was worth the effort. The opportunity to attend Soltura was serendipitous beyond belief. The workshop brought me back to the core of who I am. It was work and I am worth it. The experience was meaningful, challenging and exhilarating. The depth of awareness and feelings of peace that are a part of me and my life now can't be explained with words. I have my truth and I live by that truth to the very best of my ability every moment, everyday. Some would use the words "life changing"...I would add "and so much more." My hope for you is that you sign up for the workshop, you experience the process and you gain the gift of YOU.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

All facets of my life. Have seen over 40 individuals benefit beyond words from Soltura.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no changes

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Rating: 5 stars  

I can't begin to tell you how Soltura changed my life... I live in freedom from my demons and greet each day quietly with myself preparing for what the world has to offer. Before my first workshop I felt lost, as if there was a hole in my soul but couldnt for the life of me figure out how to fill it. A friend turned me on to Soltura and it was exactly what i needed. I needed to rediscover "me" and when I did, my soul was filled with the love and joy and peace I had given away. I now recognize the self inflicted pain I was living in and have replaced it with the strength and courage I needed to regain the keys to my soul. I'm happy and free - what a beautiful feeling!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I experience the results everyday if I just remember to see the world through my new, clear eyes, and not dance the old dance of the past... and it works...!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a mother who has a beloved teenage son whose life has been affected by addiction. His teenage sister, father and I rode the nightmare roller coaster for years. Through Soltura, I was empowered to get off the roller coaster and live life again. In turn, this empowered my teenage daughter to do the same - no matter what her brother's journey was/is. My son saw the change in us and was inspired to attend a Soltura workshop. He was clean and experienced the freedom to laugh, cry and feel fully. Come what may, the purity of our experience refreshes our lives daily.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Soltura has empowered my life and that of my teenage son and daughter. It broke through the barrier of fear that drug addiction breeds, to freedom and hope.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Rating: 5 stars  

To be perfectly honest, I had no clue what I was getting myself into when I committed to doing my first workshop. What I've since unearthed is that Soltura is a way of being, succeeding in its incredible ability to empower the individual. One discovers themselves and by extension what it truly means to be alive and an active and integral part of the world at large. I'm flooded with an expansive sense of inner-peace and fulfillment, melting into the flow of my collective life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the transformation of my entire world/self-view.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change absolutely nothing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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Rating: 5 stars  

Soltura is a program that changed my life. It has made a lasting impression on my heart. I wish everyone would experience Soltura! It made me who I want to be.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

All aspects of my life! My wife will be going in June!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

Soltura is magic. Pure magic. It is an experience that every person needs to undergo at some point in their life. My experience is one that I remember every day of my life and has enriched me in ways that I cannot hope to even explain. Because of Soltura, I am fully aware of my intrinsic value as a human being and the highest potential that everyone has in them to make the world a better place. Because of Soltura, I am in love with life and all that it has to offer. This five day experience has taught me more about life and myself than any school or college could ever hope to teach. Recently, my boyfriend did a Soltura workshop and there are simply no words to describe how it feels to see someone that you love understand themselves and others. Honestly, words escape me when it comes to Soltura because three months later, I am still in awe. All I can say is thank you to Carole and all the other Soltura facilitators. This has been such a gift.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

ways that have transformed my life forever.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None. It's flawless.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to the Soltura program with a healthy dose of skepticism that any 3 day work shop could put much of a dent in helping me battle my personal demons. I left the first workshop amazed at how effective the program was at helping me face and do away with those demons. It feels as if a heavy weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I have a whole new perspective on life and the relationships I for so long have taken for granted. I have Soltura to thank for that

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Knight's Dilemma

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so very grateful for my experiences at Soltura. I was very 'broken' before attending my first workshop and felt that no one could understand me. I felt I was alone and would always feel the deep pain of my past...and I believed that I could never forgive. Attending my first workshop was scary, but the facilitators make you feel at peace and every step of the way, there is someone there to guide you, to push you, to listen to you....to just BE there for you with NO judgement. ...you don't understand how, but they just know what to do and when exactly to do it. My life changed so much after the first workshop, I continued to go back to do the others and with each lesson I learnt, and each tool I now had...I felt myself breaking open more and more. I learnt at Soltura that I could make choices in my life to change what I felt... and that I deserved more in life than what I was giving to myself. I learnt to give myself grace. I continue to use the tools I leart every single day of my life, and I see miracles each new step that I take. I find it hard to explain in words how Soltura has changed my life, but as I sit here typing, I feel the emotions and am wiping my tears. I am forever grateful to the Soltura Foundation, and to all of the volunteer facilitators and to the wonderful people I have met along my journey. I am also so very grateful for the new me, and for the inner peace and true JOY that I now feel.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

every single day of my life. I believe I will continue to grow and learn by remembering the lessons I learnt and using the tools I now have. It is up to me now to ``choose`` to continue my journey.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get the word out more about the workshops by marketing and advertising to businesses, other personal development, self help organizations, counselling services, public places (ie libraries, gyms, universities/colleges, etc)

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