How Can Wilderness Therapy Help Your Colorado Teen?
At BlueFire Wilderness Therapy troubled teens from Colorado ages 11-17 go through a real journey of self-discovery leading to long-term improvement in any emotional or behavioral problems they may be experiencing. The varying terrains of Southern Idaho are used as an integral part of the therapy process, allowing our clients to reconnect with the world around them and their true selves. Coupled with simultaneous evidence based therapies – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to name just a few – administered by top professionals, BlueFire leads the way in wilderness therapy programs.
During their time at BlueFire, Colorado teens can expect to take part in a variety of engaging adventure therapies:
- Rock Climbing
- Canoe and Kayaking
- Mountain Biking
- Paddle Boarding
- Horse Riding
Taking part in wilderness therapy activities, which are often unfamiliar to the client, leads to a newfound sense of accomplishment and increasing self-confidence in their own abilities. Retreat can be found in the yurts of base-camp where a home away from home is created during the teens stay at the program. Safety is at the utmost importance at BlueFire Wilderness Therapy, with highly trained staff monitoring all activities.
Wilderness Therapy Colorado Families Can Trust
BlueFire Wilderness Therapy is a leader in the field of programs for troubled teens from Colorado. Based in the magnificent surroundings of Southern Idaho, clients from Colorado leave our program after learning new skills and experiencing new challenges after immersing themselves in wilderness therapy. At BlueFire, the focus is placed on creating long-term and sustainable solutions to any mental health issues your child faces. These solutions will continue long after they have left the wilderness therapy program.
At BlueFire rather than simply isolating symptoms of a problem, for instance bad behaviors and negative emotional habits, the root cause itself will be identified. Through wilderness therapy Colorado teens are removed from their natural environment and any negative stimulus that they are used to. This allows them to focus on building up their self-confidence and strengthening their sense of self. This removal will of course be temporary so at BlueFire the Family Systems Theory is followed keeping loved ones involved every step of the way through cutting edge technology. By recognizing the vital importance of the entire family unit the lessons learnt at the program stand a much stronger chance of permanence once the troubled teen has returned home.
Each childs emotional and behavioral issues are different, to discuss further how BlueFire Wilderness Therapy can assist your familys needs call 1(844) 413-1399 today!
Shifts in Attachment Relationships: A Study of Adolescents in Wilderness Therapy: A research paper written by Joanna E. Bettmann in which there were ninety-six participants who attended wilderness therapy programs. The adolescents were evaluated before and after the attendance of their treatment on their relationships with both parents and peers. By the end of the program she found that some of the participants anger levels had decreased and correspondingly their emotional connection to their parents had increased. Her findings raise the question that programs within which the entire family unit is included may have the best chance of improved attachment relationships; at BlueFire this is of course a top priority.
Mentalhealth.gov: MentalHealth.gov is an excellent resource not only for young people suffering from mental health issues, but also those that make up their support system. It is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and offers specific advice for the Parents and Caregivers of children exhibiting signs of mental distress and ill health.
Who Does BlueFire Wilderness Therapy Help?
BlueFire Wilderness helps teens and families looking for wilderness therapy solutions who are struggling with challenges like those below:
– Anger Issues
– Bipolar Disorder
– Video Game Addiction
– Low Self Esteem
– Family Conflict
– Attachment Issues
– Academic Failure
– School Refusal
– Social isolation
BlueFire Wilderness Therapy helps Colorado families from:
Some examples of cities from Colorado which may have families who may be interested in BlueFire Wilderness include: Denver Colorado Springs Aurora Fort Collins Lakewood Thornton Arvada Westminster Pueblo Centennial Boulder Greeley Longmont Loveland Broomfield Grand Junction Castle Rock town Commerce
BlueFire Wilderness Therapy Helps Families From Colorado
BlueFire Wilderness helps Colorado families from cities and towns like: Cherry Hills Village Aspen Greenwood Village Columbine Valley Vail Edwards Genesee Niwot Boulder Basalt
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