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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Six-Man Canoe Journey Reinforces Outdoor Adventure Therapy Benefits

A group of six friends are embarking on a once in a lifetime feat: paddling a canoe upstream from the Gulf of Mexico to that Arctic Ocean. It is a nine-month journey that presents a variety of obstacles, from dealing with the varied weather patterns to the physical pain of paddling up to 20 miles …

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Adventure Experiences Offer Teens New Skills and Positive Outlook

When deciding to send your son or daughter to a therapy program, you are probably most concerned about a change in their behavior. Either they have been defiant and aggressive toward others or they have begun demonstrating self-harming behaviors. You know they are struggling emotionally and need the help intensive therapy can provide. Wilderness therapy …

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Volunteering: A Vital Treatment During Wilderness Ventures

Arguably the most important aspect of therapy for troubled teens is changing how they think about themselves. Most teens that come to a wilderness venture camp struggle with depression, anxiety and emotional issues revolving around low self-esteem. As teens begin to see how they matter and how much they can accomplish, their thoughts and behaviors …

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