All Kinds of News for April 11, 2018
"Person, place, or thing? The games we played as kids had such seemingly simple answers. How can a poem be a place? How can a place not become part of a person? We remember a place not just for its beauty, but for the way that beauty made us feel; those feelings are woven into the emotional tapestry we call self. The most special places are the ones that give texture to our dreams, that ground us, make us whole, remind us of what is real. When I think of Labrador, I not only see its landscape but feel a stirring within." - Jill Fredston, Rowing to Latitude
Stacey, the Adventure Therapy Director at Solstice West, chose this quote to read at the end of the trip, and it sums up the Mother/Child trip so perfectly. It was a powerful experience and incredible adventure with a group of mothers, daughters, Solstice West staff, and Aspect Adventures crew. It goes without saying that Moab is a beautiful place, and a perfect location for this trip. Those four days, all the laughs, tears, challenges, triumphs, and outhouses shared, were nothing short of spectacular.
Through confronting fears and (literally) reaching new heights from rappelling, climbing and hiking, everyone gave it their all and supported each other through every step of the way. Evenings were spent around the campfire, spending quality time with each other. There is something so powerful about being out in nature with no interruptions. Moab, in all its beauty, became part of the participants.
About Solstice West RTC
Solstice West RTC was founded in 2008 in Layton, UT. We serve females and transgender students aged 14-18 as a licensed residential treatment center focusing on complex diagnoses while using our clinicians' deep understanding of Trauma Based Therapy. As a clinically focused treatment provider, our clients receive individual, group and family therapy in conjunction with a variety of treatment modalities like Adventure Therapy and Equine Therapy program. All the different treatment modalities offered assist clients in learning new skills kinesthetically and get to their core problems quicker.