When an individual remains in the environment that may be triggering negative behaviors, there is no accountability for their actions. Despite weekly consultation with a therapist, these person's may often revert to dealing with challenges in the same manner they always have. Faced with the many natural and often foreign obstacles of the wilderness however, individuals will typically rise to the challenge learning new skills and adapting new behaviors to overcome them.
Whether these new physical and/or intellectual obstacles are met with success or failure, individuals will learn from their experiences and practice new ways to cope with the emotional challenges of everyday life. They will learn responsibility, patience, communication skills and how to work effectively with others; they will gain confidence, self-esteem and self-respect. The wilderness can hold many exceptional life changing attributes assisting those with any number of emotional or behavioral concerns.
For more information regarding the many benefits of wilderness therapy in Washington State, give us a call today at Rites of Passage NW, Wilderness Therapy, (800)794-0980