It is absolutely heartbreaking for a parent to watch their child struggle with the effects of substance abuse or other behavioral and emotional concerns such as depression, anxiety or obesity. As parents we feel we should be able to fix anything and everything with our child but the reality of it all is, changes in behaviors have to come from within the individual. This doesn’t mean we can’t help as parents; it means we can make opportunities for them and hope they see the benefits of taking advantage of those opportunities. At Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy, troubled youth programs in Seattle, we have one of the best opportunities for your troubled youth.
Taking responsibility for the choices they make is a big step in the treatment process at Rites of Passage NW. Giving our students plenty of time to consider their past behaviors during wilderness treks allow them the opportunity to understand the effects those behaviors have had, not only on themselves but on those people around them.
From here, they can envision the changes they want to see in their lives and begin making them.
Almost intuitively, as well as with some training, those changes will start to appear as they take responsibility for their daily activities such as preparing their own shelter, healthy foods, water and land navigation.
They will begin to work with others in a co-operative manner in order to overcome challenges. They will become more engaged in individual and group therapies with their therapist.
They will thoroughly enjoy themselves as they become the person they want to be.
If you would like more information on our highly effective troubled youth programs in Seattle, contact us today at Rites of Passage NW Wideness Therapy (800)794-0980. A decision you won’t regret and your child won’t forget.