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Why You Should Try an Activity You Never Thought You Would

Have you ever felt like you’re just going through your day on autopilot? You move through your tasks and responsibilities without really thinking about what you’re doing or truly engaging. It might feel like muscle memory takes over and your mind can just wander. Being stuck in a rut or stagnant routine can lead to …

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Wilderness Therapy: When Your Life Needs a Reset Button

Finding your path in life as a young adult can be filled with wrong turns or dead ends. It’s not uncommon to experience setbacks on your way to accomplishing your goals, but on those occasions where you find yourself stuck and unable to find another path out, wilderness therapy can help. Wilderness therapy can act …

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Facing Our Fears: How Adventure Therapy Helps People Overcome Their Fears

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” -Franklin Delano Roosevelt A little bit of fear is normal, and can even be healthy. Fear is what keeps you from running into a busy road without looking or makes you double-check your mirrors when we back the car out of the driveway. A little …

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Why Choose Adventure Therapy over Traditional Wilderness Therapy?

Wilderness therapy is a popular treatment option among young adults, who have struggled with finding motivation in other areas of their life and developing positive peer relationships. At our adventure therapy program, young adults have the opportunity to engage in fun, exciting activities within a healing, supportive environment that offers more amenities and therapeutic services …

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Peak Experiences During Adventure Therapy

Young adults who struggle with depression often have a hard time identifying things that they like to do and things that make them happy. One of the defining features of Major Depressive Disorder is not releasing enough “feel good” neurotransmitters throughout the day that they often don’t have the same level of satisfaction doing activities …

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Winter Adventure Activities at blueFire PulsaR Wilderness Program

Winter is a difficult time of year to motivate young adults to spend more time outside. Young adults are more likely to experience low energy and feelings of depression and loneliness as the days grow shorter and colder. While the outdoors can help boost their mood and energy, the weather can affect the type of …

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Thinking Outside: Treatment Programs for Young Adults

When searching for the best treatment programs for young adults that suits your needs, finding the right fit is important. Above all, you’ll want a program that provides effective treatment. Additionally, your young adult benefits from a program that teaches important skills. Based off of their individual needs, wilderness therapy may be a great treatment …

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Deciding Between Young Adult Therapy Programs: Wilderness vs Outpatient

The benefits of outdoor activities and programs aren’t just limited to people who are predisposed to having a stronger connection with the environment. Wilderness-based therapy programs for young adults who are struggling with mental health issues can significantly improve their mood and self-esteem, strengthen their values, and build a sense of adventure and interconnectedness. Young …

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Overcoming the Anxiety Epidemic in Young Adults

According to preliminary results in a forthcoming study conducted by UC Berkeley, the number of 18-to-26-year-old students who report suffering from anxiety disorder has doubled since 2008 from 10% to 20%. Anxiety in young adults is becoming an epidemic. Although rates of anxiety are increasing, so are young adults’ rates of health behaviors. The majority …

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