The troubles faced by many of our youth and young adults vary from drug and alcohol abuse to anxiety and depression, from emotional and behavioral disorders to low self-esteem and a host of other challenges. With the exception of how some of these challenges are diagnosed, they are very similar to those societies’ youth and young adults have been struggling with for many, many years. What is changing however, are the methods of treatment. At Rites of Passage NW, our wilderness therapy in Seattle is as unique as the individuals who participate in our program.
Removing the student from any negative influence in the environment which they live is vital to their well-being. What better place to be able to relax and focus on their treatment goals than the wilderness? It is the perfect setting to reflect on past behaviors, accept responsibility for their actions and begin the process of gaining respect for themselves and for others.
Through mail communication, the student will gain an understanding of the effects their past behaviors have had on family members.
Our unique, empowerment based wilderness therapy expeditions are filled with challenges and natural obstacles our students are empowered to overcome. Taking a ‘rites of passage’ approach ensures our students are not just going through the motions of completing a task but fully understanding the meaning of the skills or the lessons being taught.
Combining the therapeutic components of the wilderness challenge with the intense but nurturing one on one and group therapies allows our students to address any concealed issues which may be contributing factors to their problems. Facing these issues will certainly make way to sustainable results in a shorter period of time.
At Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy in Seattle, we give our students the confidence and self-reliance to put the skills and abilities they have within themselves to make better choices.