How Wilderness Therapy Can Help Treat Anxiety and Build Confidence

How Wilderness Therapy Can Help Treat Anxiety and Build Confidence

What Anxiety Looks Like

We all experience anxiety, especially in the midst of change. Moving to a new town, changing jobs or schools, going through divorce or a death in the family, all of these activities produce normal a normal anxiety response in us. But sometimes that normal response can become overwhelming the more we sense a loss of control.

Anxiety can look like irritability or agitation, restlessness, excessive worrying, tense muscles, and lack of sleep, all leading to a constant state of fatigue.

Particularly true for youth who have experienced divorce in the family, abuse, addiction, or other significant change that has left them in a heightened sense of stress, anxiety can become a serious issue that negatively affects their relationships, education, social life, and more. But there is hope.


How Anxiety is Treated

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the leading forms of psychotherapy for treating anxiety. It helps patients unravel the thinking patterns that trap them in anxiety loops and helps them develop new ways to cope.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of CBT that helps a patient accept their struggle with anxiety while  working to change their relationship and reaction to it. Utilizing a skillset of mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation, DBT can help a patient develop the skills they need to live out their new ways of thinking and problem solving.

Of course, at Rites of Passage, therapy is just the beginning.

How Rites of Passage Wilderness Therapy Can Help

Here at Rites of Passage Wilderness Therapy, we combine leading forms of treatment with the healing power of nature. Numerous studies have shown the positive effect of nature on reducing stress, increasing creativity, and balancing emotions. Through our expedition-style program, your child can find their calm center while discovering a newfound confidence in what they can achieve and overcome.

Our professional therapists will work one-on-one with your child to develop a program unique to them that includes both group and individual therapy. Our skilled staff will support them on their journey to wellness as your child literally discovers new heights, both in the mountains and within themselves.

To learn more about how Rites of Passage Wilderness Therapy can help your child overcome anxiety, please call us at 800-794-0980, or send an email to emmawelch8880@gmail.com.