• Residential Treatment Program for Teens 14-17


The Individual Hero’s Journey

With a road map influenced by the archetypal Hero’s Journey, each student walks a unique and very personal path towards discovering the hero within. Students and families progress through the stages of this journey at their own pace. Although the journey is their own, they do not travel it alone. This journey is about people, discovery, growth and mastery. “Of course there is gold at the end of the rainbow, everyone knows that,” the poet wrote, “but the secret of secrets is in the cave.” It’s in the cave, the dark abyss, that we must go to face our “dragons” of fear, insecurity and self-doubt. In the slaying of those dragons, unrealized power is discovered and heroes are born. Solstice students may not realize they are heroes when they enter Solstice, but the heroes emerge during their journey, and the child you once knew returns home stronger than ever before.

Create value in the lives of others. Implement new skills.

Get acquainted with surroundings, peers, and parameters of the program.

Become at-one with new self. Practice newly found maturity and self-confidence.

Recieve and accept the "call" to change and grow.

Lay to rest a hindering past and prepare for permanent change.

Recognize, face, and triumph over fears and weaknesses.

Embrace new challenges, commit to change, recognize guides.


Orientation

Get acquainted with surroundings, peers, and parameters of the program.


Separation

Recieve and accept the “call” to change and grow.


Threshold

Embrace new challenges, commit to change, recognize guides.


Initiation

Recognize, face, and triumph over fears and weaknesses.


Transformation

Lay to rest a hindering past and prepare for permanent change.


Atonement

Become at-one with new self. Practice newly found maturity and self-confidence.


Return

Create value in the lives of others. Implement new skills.