For many, asking for help for their emotional and/or behavioral problems can be extremely challenging. Quite often, some may attempt to mask or hide a problem, denying its existence. Possibly, some people are unaware the help they require is readily available for their particular concerns. As a result, they may attempt to deal with the problem themselves. Not completely understanding the emotions being experienced, individuals might develop coping mechanisms such as the abuse of drugs and alcohol, over eating or acting out. Unhealthy behaviors such as these will no doubt make an individuals situation worsen if not changed. Effective wilderness therapy programs in Washington State will set an individual on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
The serenity of the wilderness offers a unique therapeutic quality for those suffering from any number of emotional and behavioral concerns. Combining traditional counseling with natural health and wellness, individuals are empowered to draw upon their own strengths, skills and abilities, many of which they may not even be aware they possess. Following a rites of passage approach to therapy ensures individuals are not just going through the motions of a specific task to be completed but acquire the understanding of the skill or lesson being taught. Overcoming a number of challenges during wilderness treks and adventures will produce a sense of self-reliance, self-respect and confidence teaching individuals new methods and preparing them to deal with the many obstacles faced in daily life.
Each individual is seen and treated as a person and not a diagnoses. Intense but nurturing one on one and group therapies with licensed mental health experts will get to the root of poor behaviors. Learning about proper rest and healthy nutrition with the preparation of holistic foods will promote a healthy lifestyle in an individual from the inside out. For more information about our effective wilderness therapy programs in Washington State, give us a call today at Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy (800)794-0980. The right path to a healthier lifestyle.