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Is Wilderness Therapy Appropriate for Teens with Limited Outdoor Experience?

When you hear the term “wilderness therapy”, what comes to mind? Is it a boot camp style program? Are teens expected to be expert campers or rock climbers? The reality is that wilderness therapy is nothing like boot camp and that it is appropriate for teens with all levels of experience. blueFire Wilderness understands that …

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How We Help: Individual Therapy in Wilderness Programs

Navigating through adolescence in today’s socioemotional landscape can be extremely difficult for teens. From mood swings to academic problems to more complicated mental health issues, it’s becoming increasingly common for teens to reach a level of distress where professional help can be beneficial. Research has shown that therapy can help teens in a variety of …

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Experiential-Based Education Program Offered in Wilderness Therapy

Many teens struggle to thrive in the atmosphere of traditional schooling when they find content, teaching methods, and the very structure of schooling to be irrelevant to them and the world around them. For these students, a variety of factors such as learning challenges, a lack of motivation, struggles with authority figures, and mental health …

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How Wilderness Therapy Helps Teens Improve Behavior

The teenage years can be challenging for both the teens themselves and their families as a whole. Teenagers are experiencing rapid growth both physically and cognitively. As they begin to explore their independence, many parents experience their teen become distant or defiant. And while this may be seen as “typical” teen behavior, it is important …

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Rock Climbing Therapy & Other Activities Improve Depression, Anxiety

If you’ve ever been rock climbing, you know the unbelievably good feeling you get when you conquer that wall and reach the top. Whether it’s on a fake wall or a real rock face, it gives you a feeling of accomplishment and confidence. That’s what rock climbing therapy and other adventure therapy activities are based …

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Make This Summer Count With A Summer Wilderness Therapy Program in Idaho

Summer break is just around the corner; you have most likely already started wondering what to do with your teen for the two months that won’t be occupied with school. Especially with working parents and little supervisions, teens have increased opportunities for high-risk behaviors. Help your teen transform this summer If you are already concerned …

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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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