blueFire Wilderness Highlights Cortney Taul as Wellness Coach
As the Wellness Coach at blueFire Wilderness, Cortney Taul teaches yoga and movement classes, mindfulness, nutrition, coping skills, and emotional regulation. She specializes in “normalizing” the various nutritional and physical elements that go into health-conscious programming.
“I love being able to work with clients where you can appreciate nature and the space,” says Cortney. “This position combines all the aspects of my degrees as well as my passion to create the best job for myself and my clients. My passion is helping people achieve their outcomes and realizations on how to improve their lives.”
Cortney began her education pursuing a degree in sports medicine, but when she encountered a mental health issue of her own, she changed her major to psychology. Her first job, at a psychological social rehab, was an eye-opening experience for her. She realized that there was a missing link between the psychological practice and what truly helps support healing. This propelled her down the path of exploring the relationship between psychology and a mindfulness practice, as well as how nutrition and physical health aid each other in the healing process. At blueFire, a registered dietician oversees and approves all meals, but Cortney works with the staff and clients to make the meals more “fun” and the recipes more appealing. Born and raised in Idaho, Cortney loves the outdoors.
About blueFire Wilderness
blueFire Wilderness is an outdoor-based wilderness and adventure therapy program for clients ages 11-17 and 18-28. blueFire combines clinical expertise, family, animal, wilderness, and adventure therapy in their program, providing an approach to treatment that produces long-lasting, internalized change. blueFire is licensed by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, is accredited by the American Experiential Education (AEE), and has professional memberships in the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) and Outdoor Behavioral Health (OBH)
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