Whether parents and other adults recognize it or not, the teenagers of today are faced with a tremendous amount of expectations from others. Expectations from home and school, to fit in, to make the team, not to succumb to peer pressures and to make the right choices. There are times however, for whatever reason, these expectations are not met. Unfortunately, some teens may see these failures as being their fault and begin to withdraw. As a result of this withdrawal, there is the potential to see changes in a teens behavior such as overeating. If the attempts to change a teens poor eating habits at home do not work, it may be time to learn more about Rites of Passage NW obesity health and wellness camps for teens.
At a typical fat camp, the focus may be on losing weight, watching portion sizes and counting calories. At Rites of Passage, we take a different approach. We work with the whole individual, from the inside out. Ultimately, a behavior of making poor food choices has to change.
An effective method of doing this is to give the student a better behavior to take the place of the poor food choices. At rites of Passage NW, we teach our students, where to get, how to prepare and how to cook delicious, nutritious holistic foods.
Of course, our nutritional education is only one of the multi-levelled therapies employed at Rites of Passage NW.
There are many other activities such as the wilderness treks and adventures, the intense but nurturing individual and group therapy sessions, camp fire counseling with new friends, the learning of new skills, the gaining of self-esteem and confidence, just to mention a few.
For more information regarding our very effective obesity health and wellness camps for teens, call us today at Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy, (800)794-0980. It isn’t always how much you eat but what you eat that counts.