Logo: The Blue Blanket: Encouraging Mental Wellness

Soul Restoration Retreat

Hatteras Island, North Carolina

November 4

-  November 11, 2023

Logo: The Blue Blanket: Encouraging Mental Wellness

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It’s time.
Close all the open tabs in your brain. Disconnect from the daily overwhelm & stop the defeatist thoughts.

Recharge, Restore, Reconnect

If you feel disconnected from your purpose, from your true self, from the people around you, you are not alone.

It’s time.

Time to open your heart and mind, to reconnect with who you really are and who you’d like to become, and to empower your mind wellness.

It’s time to restore your soul.

If you’ve been weary and in need of rest from all the division and hopelessness in the world, if you feel lost and you’ve forgotten who you really are, if you’re looking for some direction for your life, if you want to find the courage that still exists deep inside of you… It’s time.

Time to uncover the truest version of who you are.
Time to emerge stronger, more joyful, and more confident.
Time to restore your soul.
Time to empower your mind wellness.

At this soul restoration retreat you will…

Restore Your Soul

The Truest Version of You

What to Expect at a soul restoration retreat

Using an expanded form of the Soul Restoration curriculum originally developed by Melody Ross, you will be taught skills and strategies to change the way you think and behave, and the stories you tell yourself about the experiences you have.

You will learn how changing these thoughts, beliefs, stories, and behaviors will change how you feel.

Through the use of evidence-based modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neuroscience, Art Therapy, Yoga, Journaling, and Forest Bathing, you will have the tools you need to change your life, not just for a week or a month or a year…but for the rest of your life.

Your soul will be restored.


You will be empowered to own your journey towards mind wellness.

Meet Your Instructor

Katherine King is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) with 20 years of experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapeutic treatment for children and adults.

She is also the founder and CEO of The Blue Blanket, Inc., a mental wellness organization in Asheville, N.C. that provides virtual courses and in-person weeklong retreats.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Clinical Social Work, Katherine King is currently licensed as an ACSW, LCSW in both Florida and North Carolina. She is also a Certified Art Healer.

Katherine is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). She volunteers in several capacities in Asheville, N.C., her articles have been published in magazines and newsletters, and she has been featured on several podcasts and LIVE broadcast

Katherine Cosimano

Executive Director

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The Location

Located on beautiful Hatteras Island in North Carolina, your retreat house soundtrack is the soothing rhythm of ocean waves, encouraging you to slow down, reflect and restore your soul.

Our special retreat house was hand-picked for its serene and beautiful seaside, its open and bright floorplan, and its many vistas of the horizon, so you can unwind and focus on your own healing journey.

Here, you will be empowered to create space in your heart and mind to embrace the therapeutic curriculum that will teach you how to let go of unhelpful thoughts, habits, and beliefs, to heal what hurts, to develop your own values-guided direction and purpose, and to learn skills and strategies that will help you maintain these benefits forever.

\Our host house is equipped with a pool, three broad decks, and several beautiful common areas to relax and connect with your new friends.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does The Retreat Cost?

The Soul Restoration Retreat is $4,995 and includes accommodations, meals and snacks, all course materials, all therapeutic treatment, yoga, forest bathing, sound healing, and art therapy.

Will I have my own room?

Every guest of The Blue Blanket will have their own comfortable bed; however, you will likely have a roommate. Some will share bathrooms and some may have their own. Room assignments are chosen randomly by drawing names. You won’t be spending much time in your room because we have a very exciting and packed schedule all week, including several outings to epic places.

Does the Retreat House have Wifi?

Yes, your devices will have access to free, secure Wifi. However, it is our desire that you would choose to unplug as much as possible during this week of restoration.

Are Meals Provided?

Yes. All meals and snacks will be provided by our spectacular retreat chef during your stay at the Retreat. We will make every effort to accommodate special diets and allergies; however, if there is a particular item you wish to have, you may have groceries delivered via InstaCart.

What Should I Wear?

Casual is recommended for the retreat. Katherine will be dressing comfortably the entire time and we hope you will too. Bring at least one outfit that you will feel comfortable wearing when we go out for public outings.

What Else Should I Bring?

Bring beach attire and comfortable footwear. Oceanfront walks will not be strenuous. Also, remember to bring supplements and medications, sunscreen, a good hat, your favorite pen, a water bottle, and ear plugs and an eye mask if you have trouble sleeping.

What if I've Never Done Yoga Before?

All of our activities are optional. That said, our yoga instructor will be doing only the gentlest of yoga practice with our group. Some very light stretching, bending, and breathing exercises. They will be meant for relaxation purposes and we can assure you, there will be others there who will also be new to the practice. Do the parts that feel comfortable, and breathe through the rest. Or sit on the deck and eat a muffin.

How will I get to the Retreat House?

The Soul Restoration Retreat will take place on Hatteras Island, North Carolina.  A private shuttle will be provided from Norfolk International Airport in the afternoon of the retreat, and return you to Norfolk on the morning of the final day of the retreat. If you choose to drive parking will be available at the retreat house.

Restore Your Soul

Find The Truest Version of You

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master of Clinical Social Work, Katherine Cosimano is currently licensed as an ACSW, LCSW in both Florida and North Carolina. She is also a Certified Art Healer.

In addition to treating clients in a private practice setting for ten years, Katherine worked for many years in a nonprofit setting treating children and teens. She has worked at a Hospice Children’s Program, at an inpatient hospital, as an elementary school therapist, and as an Emergency Room Patient Advocate at The Cleveland Clinic in Stuart, Florida. 

Katherine served as an individual therapist to students and teachers directly affected by the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, and is currently working with students and teachers affected by the school mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. She is also currently treating clients through the Give An Hour nonprofit organization.

Katherine is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). She volunteers teaching art therapy to residents at Transformation Village of Buncombe County. She manages a Question and Answer page at the nonprofit organization Arms Around Autism Spectrum Disorder.

For many years, Katherine was a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Management Team, which provides trauma and crisis intervention to first responders following disasters and other traumatic incidents. Katherine has been a Disaster First Responder, was part of the Disaster Action Team, and a Shelter Manager for the American Red Cross for over ten years.

Katherine volunteered for several years as a Holiday Grief Camp Counselor for Hospice of the Treasure Coast, served on the Board of Directors for the Port Saint Lucie, FL National Little League Association, and volunteered for many years for the March of Dimes, The Alzheimer’s Association, The American Heart Association, and The American Cancer Society.