A Program Director’s Take On Keeping Perspective In Wilderness Therapy and Life

Photography, Perspective, Life Recently, I took an outdoor photography class which emphasized the ‘chasing the light.’ We roamed through an area where I have spent many years camping and climbing, the City of Rocks in southern Idaho. Being introduced to the beauty of this landscape while looking through a new set of eyes awakened a …

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Traditional Therapy Alternative For Better Teen Mental Health

Teen Mental Health And Wilderness Therapy Teens suffer a staggering amount of inner and outer conflict, but anxiety and depression aren’t impossible to treat if you address the issues in a more comprehensive, direct way. Instead of 45-minute treatment sessions or the occasional outpatient treatment for teen mental health, wilderness therapy takes teens outside of …

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Why Wilderness Therapy? A Teen’s Inability To Reason

Disillusioned Struggling Teens and Wilderness Therapy If talking to your teen equates to attitude, disrespect, rebellion, anger and/or detachment, it may be reflective of a sprawling shifting viewpoint. Growing up as a teen today is nothing like it was even 10 years ago. Let’s look at what affects teens today, so we can better learn …

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Idaho Wilderness Therapy Program Looks to Help Local Economy

blueFire on NPR An NPR Report shared the struggle of maintaining a wilderness area and trying to build a local economy. Local people do not want to negatively impact wilderness areas but still want the opportunity to be apart of a thriving economy. blueFire respects the environment, merging a pristine wilderness area and a thriving rural economy- creating jobs, …

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