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Bob Granger, Muir Wood's Adventure Therapist, Discusses the Merits of Adventure Therapy.

Bob Granger, Adventure Therapist at Muir Wood (http://www.muirwoodteen.com/), says, "The main theme of recovery is and emphasis on increasing the health o
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Program evaluation in adventure therapy/Introduction - Wikiversity

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Navigating Love in a Relationcanoe - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Navigating Love in a Relationcanoe - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Wilderness Adventure Therapy | Scoop.it
What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies you more rapidly and inescapably than any other travel. - Pierre Elliott Trudeau
If we’re going to travel lighter toward each other in love, it’s time to change a heavy-duty word.
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Kids with PTSD find help through adventure-based therapy

Kids with PTSD find help through adventure-based therapy | Wilderness Adventure Therapy | Scoop.it
Adventure-based psychotherapy helps kids dealing with PTSD build trust and cope with anxiety and fear James, Jovian and James experienced something traumatic when they were younger - trauma that might come from a car crash, violence or the loss of a parent. Each has been diagnosed with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, more often seen in soldiers returning from combat. Helping kids battle PTSD and its symptoms - heightened anxiety, a quick temper, withdrawal, sleep problems - is a relatively new field. While many children experience some trauma, in the country's violent urban neighborhoods, an estimated one-third of children develop PTSD, according to the country's top child trauma experts. Trauma robs children of their sense of safety and security, said Ken Epstein, director of the Children, Youth and Families System of Care at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The adventure therapy offers unfamiliar physical challenges to participants, ones that feel risky. In that new situation, the kids have to face anxiety and stress, but ideally develop more healthful ways to cope and ultimately succeed in the challenge. 'Spread my wings'"I believe I can fly," the teen sang beyond the view of Hicks and his fellow climbing partners on the ground.
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The Retirement Identity Gap | Brave New Life

When a person retires from a career, whether it’s a relatively short 13 year career (as it will be for me), or a long 50 year career, there are two gaps in their lives that are left with a void.  And these gaps need to be filled in order to achieve personal fulfillment. 

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The Retirement Identity-Gap

The first gap, the “time gap,” is the obvious one, and the that one most people talk about.  It’s also the easiest gap to fill.  40-50 hours per week that were previously spent at a job now needs to be replaced with other activities and, usually, human interaction.  Common practices to fill this gap include volunteering, travelling, reading, visiting friends, finding new hobbies, and expanding old hobbies.  Of course, some people fill it with daytime TV too, and that’s fine if it works for you.

But there’s a second gap, the “identity gap”, and it’s the one very few people talk about or even recognize.

After a lengthy career, many people come to the point where they primarily identify themselves with the work that they do.  Think about it this way: If you meet someone new at a party, are they more likely to ask you what you do for a living, or are they more likely to ask you what your favorite hobbies are?

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‪Trusting Relationships: Adventure Therapy and Attachment Treatment at CALO‬‏ - YouTube

The CALO team discusses the adventure therapy program at CALO and how it helps build trusting relationships as part of the CALO therapeutic model. CALO is a ...
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Adventure Therapy Found to Be Safer Than Staying Home | Psych ...

Adventure Therapy Found to Be Safer Than Staying Home | Psych ... | Wilderness Adventure Therapy | Scoop.it
An analysis of 12 adventure therapy programs has discovered a strong safety record for the outdoor therapy programs. Adventure therapy is a prescriptive use.
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Wilderness Therapy Helps Heal Body Perceptions, Increase Life Skills

Wilderness Therapy Helps Heal Body Perceptions, Increase Life Skills | Wilderness Adventure Therapy | Scoop.it
Adventure-based therapy, or wilderness therapy, is an established treatment option for people with eating disorders.

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Georgia Southern University Researchers Study Wilderness Therapy for PTSD | Office of Research & Economic Development | Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University researchers have partnered with the Warrior Hike “Walk Off The War” Program, to study thru- (@GeorgiaSouthern Researchers Study Wilderness Therapy for #PTSD

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The Challenges and Emotions of Wilderness Therapy - Outback Therapeutic Expeditions

Away from their normal, everyday troubles and anxieties, teens are often able to open up for the first time. This can result in an out-pouring of emotion a
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Adventure therapy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Adventure therapy

Adventure therapy, as a distinct and separate form of psychotherapy, has become prominent since the 1960s. Influences from a variety of learning and psychological theories have contributed to the complex theoretical combination within adventure therapy. The underlying philosophy largely refers to experiential education.

Interesting stuff I learn in my job: Adventure therapy is a thing. http://t.co/WkNNT85AoD
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'Walk off the War' veteran hiking program finds support in Maine, continues to ... - Bangor Daily News

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Does Wilderness Treatment Work?

Does Wilderness Treatment Work? | Wilderness Adventure Therapy | Scoop.it

For this outcome study the Youth Outcome Questionnaire (YOQ) with a sample of 858 kids and their families from seven programs over a full year. The YOQ is a simple but well-researched and solid therapeutic outcome test on which higher scores indicate greater behavioral/mental health disorder....   A follow-up study published in 2004, when these clients were two to three years out of their outdoor behavioral healthcare treatment, called 88 of these families and kids (selected for their representativeness) to ask how they were doing, using a structured interview. Some of the important results:

83 percent were doing better, and 58 percent were doing well or very well. 17 percent were still “struggling.”81 percent rated outdoor behavioral healthcare treatment as effective; 10 percent split between “not effective” and “not sure” or “partially effective.”86 percent were in high school or college, or had graduated from high school and were working. Six had graduated from high school but were living at home and “doing nothing;” only five had not graduated from high school, and these were living at home and working or “doing nothing,” and one was in prison.


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Survive and Thrive: Adventure Therapy for Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Survive and Thrive: Adventure Therapy for Young Adult Cancer Survivors | Wilderness Adventure Therapy | Scoop.it
By Donna Faye - June 28, 2014 “Young adults diagnosed with cancer have distinct issues,” says Dr. Scott Sellick (left), Director, Cancer Care–Supportive Care, seen here with Mike Lang ...
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Nick Watson: Bringing the Wilderness Solution to Vets | Innovators

Nick Watson: Bringing the Wilderness Solution to Vets | Innovators | Wilderness Adventure Therapy | Scoop.it
Nick Watson takes hundreds of veterans into the wilderness as a way to help them readjust to civilian life.
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נתיבי ערך - Netivei Erech

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הנחיה באמצעות מסע והרפתקה בטבע הינה תהליך של למידה התנסותית בשטח המסייעת להובלת שינויים בתבניות התנהגות שלנו.ההכשרה מקצועית במכללת וינגייט כמנחה, שנים של נסיון ניהולי עשיר וכן עבודה עם אוכלוסייה מגוונת מאפשרים קיום תהליך אמיתי של שינוי. השיטה מתאימה לטיפול בנוער בסיכון ובאותה מידה לקבוצות במקומות עבודה.

 

העבודה מתקיימת בקבוצות אך מוכוונת לפרט ומאפשרת בין השאר שיפור תחשות המסוגלות, בטחון עצמי, שליטה עצמית, יכולות בין אישיות ועוד.הגישה הינה הוליסטית ותהליכית, ומיועדת ליצור שינוי ארוך טווח.

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Adventure Therapy at Michael's House Treatment Center

Adventure therapy reaches back to the roots of what makes us truly human. Adventures such as rock climbing, hiking and ropes courses can help patients in rec...
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