blueFire PulsaR is a Wilderness Therapy Program that is proven effective in treating a variety of complex mental health issues. Studies have shown wilderness therapy is a thriving clinical modality for those who have exhausted traditional forms of treatment.
Young adults attending PulsaR are able to participate in various healthy, safe activities. The new environment gets them out of their stuck routine, helps them begin thinking positively, and offers opportunities to learn more about themselves.
Mental Health Problems that PulsaR Helps with:
(This list is not all-inclusive)
Failure To Launch
We ask all clients and their parents or guardians to complete an evidence-based and internationally used questionnaire called the Outcome Questionnaire (OQ 45.2). This questionnaire measures a client’s level of functioning in:
- Intrapersonal Distress
- Somatic Distress
- Interpersonal Relationships
- Social Problems
- Behavioral Dysfunction
- Related Critical Items
This data is collected from both parents and clients:
- Upon Admission
- Upon Graduation
Decreasing scores indicate improved mental wellness.
Emotional and behavioral wellness is marked by the dashed line indicating Clinical Cutoff.
In accordance with the OQ's Reliable Change Index (RCI):
Scores that decrease by 14 points indicate lasting, positive change
Clients report a
decrease in dysfunction
than what was measured at admission.
PulsaR's OQ Outcomes indicate 2.5x the change needed to show lasting clinical progress.
Studies show that nature itself has therapeutic benefits.
Nature helps blueFire clients:
Reduce Stress Levels
Getting outside naturally helps lower anxiety, depression, blood pressure, and the production of stress hormones.
Outdoor activities spark creative thoughts through visual, physical, or mental inspiration.
Improve Physical Health
Rock climbing, rafting, hiking —all our adventure activities improve our physical and mental health by releasing positive hormones.
Getting sunshine and fresh air promotes the production of serotonin which boosts your mood naturally.
Less electronic stimulation promotes mindfulness, relaxation, and connection, reducing anxiety and stress.
Hear what our clients say about our program:
My son was in a terrible place, and we were desperate to help, but it seemed like we were helpless to make a difference. We were so relieved to find the adult Pulsar program at Bluefire. It was worth every penny to see our son get his feet back under him. It was just the first step in a long process, but we couldn’t have made it to where we are now without Bluefire and Jake Tucker.
Fantastic, life changing experience for our daughter who was in the Pulsar group. The level of care from Jake and the rest of the staff truly amazing and set her on the path to recovery. Could not have done it without the help of this program.
Our son went to Blue Fire depressed and had no self confidence. He left with leadership skills he never knew he had. It was a difficult journey but it changed him in a good way. We are thankful for his wonderful therapist and staff.