wilderness ventures

Wilderness Ventures: Providing Holistic Healing

In our previous blog, we discussed the negative effects of nature deficit disorder and the societal changes that are encouraging them. Outward bound summer programs focus on wilderness ventures and outdoor education, and have been proven to combat the negative effects. By teaching teens the importance of the natural world, allowing them to experience freedom …

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The Benefits of Wilderness Therapy Explained

Oliver James, author of “Love Bombing – Rest Your Child’s Emotional Thermostat,” shares the powerful impact nature had on his life in an article for The Guardian. While at a boarding school in the middle of a forest, James found solace, physically and emotionally, in the woods around him. It was a literal hiding place …

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Adaptive Rock Climbing is More Than an Adventure

El Capitan’s granite wall, which has been deemed the most difficult climb in the world, was recently free-climbed for the very first time by two climbers, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson. Though they used ropes as a safety precaution, Caldwell and Jorgeson did not use any equipment to aid in gripping or climbing of the …

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Wilderness Programs For Teens Help Them Disconnect… and Reconnect

In not knowing how to deal with emotions or knowing what it means to recenter, teens resort to negative, at risk behaviors. Wilderness programs for teens give your troubled son or daughter space and time to learn personal responsibility, while receiving the therapy they need from trained professionals.   Nature’s immense benefits for troubled teens A study …

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