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Amazon.com: Wilderness Therapy & Outdoor Adventure (Parent Empowerment Handbook) eBook

Wilderness Therapy & Outdoor Adventure (Parent Empowerment Handbook) - Kindle edition by Lon Woodbury, Keith C. Russell, Larry Stednitz, John Brekke, Scott Bandoroff, J Huffine, Dr. Mike Gass, Cliff Stockton, Kristie Campbell. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Wilderness Therapy & Outdoor Adventure (Parent Empowerment Handbook).
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, February 11, 2014 2:17 PM

Wilderness Therapy & Outdoor Adventure is the third part of The Parent Empowerment Handbook(TM) series. It includes snapshot reviews of some of the best residential schools and programs in the country for struggling teens. It also includes some of the ways the wilderness can be used in helping young people with problems. 

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Video games are more addictive than ever. This is what happens when kids can’t turn them off.

Video games are more addictive than ever. This is what happens when kids can’t turn them off. | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
Video games are more addictive than ever. This is what happens when kids can’t turn them off.

Via Peter Mellow
Lon Woodbury's insight:

More and more schools and programs for struggling teens are having to deal with students coming there with an obsession with computer games. -Lon

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US wilderness therapy model eyed for top of the south

US wilderness therapy model eyed for top of the south | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
Troubled teens around the world have been reaping benefits from wilderness therapy and now Richard Wilkins is aiming to bring his experience in the programs to the top of the south.
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Richard Wilkins visited Open Sky and New Visions in the US to help develop his ideas of developing a New Zealand version of wilderness therapy.  -Lon

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Wilderness Treatment Program: Lessons from a Japanese Practice

Wilderness Treatment Program: Lessons from a Japanese Practice | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
As a wilderness treatment program, Trails Carolina helps teens & their families with the power of nature. A therapeutic custom in Japan also uses this power.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

I once heard from a pioneer in wilderness therapy who ran a very effective wilderness therapy program that he told his therapists that the healing of his program was 80% nature and the wilderness and 20% their therapeutic intervention. That sounds pretty accurate to me. -Lon

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Nature's Rx: Green-Time's Effects on ADHD

Nature's Rx: Green-Time's Effects on ADHD | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
While screen-time has disorganizing effects on the nervous system, green-time help integrate it. In fact, research suggests greenery improves cognition and impulse control.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Research concluding that just the green of nature is very therapeutic.  The activities and therapy are an add-on to the original healthy impact of just being in nature.  -We thank our advertisers for their support of us providing this service.  -Lon

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SUWS of the Carolinas Employment Opportunities

SUWS of the Carolinas Employment Opportunities | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it

SUWS of the Carolinas is a Wilderness Therapy program that operates in the Pisgah National Forest, 30 miles west of Asheville, NC. We specialize in the treatment of youth ages 10-17, both male and female. We are currently hiring.... 

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Noon With Woodbury Reports: Should Parents Be Licensed? – George Siegal

Noon With Woodbury Reports: Should Parents Be Licensed? – George Siegal | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it

Parents have the right to have children through the 14th Constitutional Amendment, and at the same time children should have the right to good parenting asserted George Siegal, President of J.E.L. Productions and creating License To Parent, a documentary in development to Lon October 3, 2016. 

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George Siegal's documentary is geared to raise the standards of parenting in the country through a national discussion.

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Noon With Woodbury Reports: Wilderness Therapy As Seen By the Arts -Interview With Dr. Brad Reedy

Noon With Woodbury Reports: Wilderness Therapy As Seen By the Arts -Interview With Dr. Brad Reedy | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
Brad Reedy Ph.D. explained the work he is doing with Engarde Arts, a production company in New York to produce a play devoted to wilderness therapy.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

The Arts visit Wilderness Therapy through a production being introduced later this month by Engarde Arts in New York. -Lon

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Nature Therapy: An Untapped Medicine Surrounding Us

Nature Therapy: An Untapped Medicine Surrounding Us | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
Nature therapy has helped thousands of people heal from emotional and behavioral struggles. Trails Carolina can help your teen. Call now.
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This might be the reason that when families are talking about taking a vacation, the debate often is whether the ocean or mountains. -Lon

 

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Outcomes of an Outward Bound Wilderness Experience 

Outcomes of an Outward Bound Wilderness Experience  | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
What do you gain from an Outward Bound wilderness experience? Skills such as character, excellence, confidence and resilience are just to name a few.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

All of these positive benefits explained in this article come from the wilderness experience: - combine that with savvy therapists, and we have a combination able to tackle some of the more serious emotional/behavioral problems in teens and young adults. -Lon

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Joseph W. Gauld, Hyde School-ME Founder, Receives Sanford N. McDonnell Lifetime Achievement Award

Joseph W. Gauld, Hyde School-ME Founder, Receives Sanford N. McDonnell Lifetime Achievement Award | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it

Decades before there was a national character development movement, Gauld was formulating a vision that put character first in the life of a school.

Lon Woodbury's insight:

A well deserved award. Hyde schools have been very influential in education, especially in the East Coast, for many years. -Lon

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Bullying And Its Flipside: Parenting The Bully

Bullying And Its Flipside: Parenting The Bully | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
All too often we read about tragic victims of bullying like Daniel Fitzpatrick. What you don't hear about is how to parent a bully. This is that article.
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In a sense a bully is a victim also, and without proper and an  supportive intervention, they will increase their behavior and be even worse off in the future. -Lon

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, August 27, 9:40 PM

In a sense a bully is a victim also, and without proper and an  supportive intervention, they will increase their behavior and be even worse off in the future. -Lon

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Therapy Wolves Become Guides for Troubled Teens (WATCH)

Therapy Wolves Become Guides for Troubled Teens (WATCH) | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
Rescued wolves are paired with troubled teens at a facility in southern California where the animals and kids bond, helping heal old wounds.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This is a unique take on more traditional animal therapy. -Lon

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Blue Ridge Wilderness Welcomes Emily Miranda

Blue Ridge Wilderness Welcomes Emily Miranda | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
Over the past year, the leadership at Blue Ridge Wilderness recognized that change is necessary to meet the needs of its clients and continue to improve its program offerings.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Blue Ridge Wilderness Welcomes Emily Miranda:   A lot of changes happening at Blue Ridge  Therapeutic Wilderness.  This is  healthy in reflecting the changes in our society and the changing needs of struggling teens.  -Lon

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10 Facts About Outward Bound Intercept for Struggling Teens

10 Facts About Outward Bound Intercept for Struggling Teens | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
Here are 10 facts about the Outward Bound Intercept program for struggling teens to inform, educate and help you find the best choice for your family.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

For a struggling teen (or young adult) just starting to "go off the rails," Intercept can at times be an early intervention making unnecessary any other therapeutic or residential intervention. -Lon

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Wilderness Therapy Takes the Stage in New York City

Wilderness Therapy Takes the Stage in New York City | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
New multimedia documentary theatre production inspired by actual Evoke Therapy Program success stories
SANTA CLARA, Utah (PRWEB) October 27, 2016 For
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Therapy Becomes Theater in ‘Wilderness’

Therapy Becomes Theater in ‘Wilderness’ | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
The new multimedia piece, at the Abrons Arts Center, was based on the producer Anne Hamburger’s experience with placing her son in wilderness therapy.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

"Wilderness" opens in theater shortly.  The New York times has a fascinating back story on the experience of filming it in Utah with Evoke Therapy.  [We thank our advertisers for supporting our service] -Lon

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Place-based Learning, #OutsideSchoolWalls - Learning Environment 

Place-based Learning, #OutsideSchoolWalls - Learning Environment  | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
By Steven Guttentag

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Using nature as a classroom is being used more and more educational systems. -Lon

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BlueFire Wilderness-ID Therapy Employment Opportunities

BlueFire Wilderness-ID Therapy Employment Opportunities | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it

BlueFire Wilderness Therapy is a premier wilderness therapy program for troubled teens and teens struggling with emotional, social and behavioral challenges. 

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Outward Bound celebrates 75 years of training and skill development - Oman

Outward Bound celebrates 75 years of training and skill development - Oman | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
Muscat, As with the global growth of the Outward Bound movement in the 1940s, the growth of Outward Bound within Oman has been similarly rapid.
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Can artificial grass and fake trees replace our need for ‘real’ nature?

Can artificial grass and fake trees replace our need for ‘real’ nature? | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
Time spent outdoors makes us happier and healthier – and 'synthetic nature' may be able to replicate some of the effect.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

Good question, but somehow, "artificial" nature just doesn't seem to have any chance of duplicating the real thing.  Look at past efforts to bypass natural events that either had negative effects or were only a shadow of the real thing. -Lon 

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'Mood Walks' help young patients cope with mental health issues

'Mood Walks' help young patients cope with mental health issues | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
The Rouge Valley Health System and Parks Canada are running a program to get young mental health patients out of hospital rooms and into nature.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

The healing of "A Walk In the Woods" was marveled at a century ago, and the re-discovery of that concept is still enough out of the mainstream to create newspaper headlines. -Lon

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Independent Study Reveals Students and Families Improved At Trails Carolina-NC

Independent Study Reveals Students and Families Improved At Trails Carolina-NC | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
Adolescents at Trails Carolina experience marked improvements in executive functioning, disruptive behavior, depression, substance abuse, suicidality, aggression and school problems following treatment, an independent study finds.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This adds to the quality research being done on wilderness therapy programs that shows their effectiveness. -Lon

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Time in a Natural Setting Enhances Children's Learning

Time in a Natural Setting Enhances Children's Learning | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
The end of summer shouldn’t mean the end of time outdoors for children. In this Associated Press piece, C&NNs Richard Louv and Sarah Milligan-Toffler discuss the importance of keeping nature experiences going, and how schools can offer bountiful opportunities to expose kids to nature.
Lon Woodbury's insight:

This is exactly the results alternative views of ADHD are predicting, meaning the typical school setting is driving them bonkers. -Lon

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What is Wilderness Therapy & Can it Help My Troubled Teen?

What is Wilderness Therapy & Can it Help My Troubled Teen? | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
Wilderness therapy is a type of residential therapeutic intervention that takes place in a natural setting. Call OutbackTherapeutic Expeditions today!
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, August 26, 6:26 PM

One of the early pioneers in wilderness therapy told me that the healing comes 80% from the wilderness, and 20% from the therapy. -Lon

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Building Upon The Wilderness Therapy Experience In Young Adult Transitional Living - At The Crossroads

Building Upon The Wilderness Therapy Experience In Young Adult Transitional Living - At The Crossroads | Wilderness Therapy | Scoop.it
The majority of clients arrive at ATC having first completed a wilderness therapy program. More often than not these students arrive glowing with a renewed sense of pride, confidence, eagerness and hope in continuing the growth experienced in the powerful container that only wilderness therapy can provide. Typically, clients who go through primary treatment in …
Lon Woodbury's insight:

There are a lot of things that help make a wilderness therapy experience successful.  But to my mind, the main element is returning to nature in the raw itself, and learning to deal with what our ancient ancestors dealt with in evolving into modern mankind. -Lon

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