All Kinds of News for August 09, 2017
The image is Summit Achievement Co-founder Will White, circa 1993
"Chasing the Buddha: Wilderness Therapy and Mindfulness" at the 2017 Wilderness Therapy Symposium in Park City, Utah:Facilitators:Josh White, Red Mountain SedonaNorman Elizando, Open SkyWill White, Summit Achievement
Three long time practitioners of mindfulness and wilderness therapy will share their stories related to the evolution of their personal mindfulness practices as well as thoughts on the various ways in which mindfulness can be integrated into a wilderness therapy program. This workshop will include fun experiential exercises, stories and case studies.
Participants in this workshop will also explore the value of mindfulness in the wilderness therapy milieu.
Josh is a renowned Zen teacher and pioneer in the emerging field of mindfulness-based Young Adult treatment. Josh co-founded Red Mountain Sedona.
Norman is certified through the Dharma Ocean Foundation as a meditation instructor in the Tibetan Kagyu and Nyingma lineages. Norman was the first field instructor at Open Sky.
Will started practicing meditation in 1982 and lived as a Buddhist monk in Thailand in 1993. Will co-founded Summit Achievement.
About Summit Achievement
Summit Achievement is, and always has been, guided by positive reinforcement and the power of choice. Our outcome-focused treatment program employs effective therapeutic and educational principals. Through the process of engaging therapy, classroom academics and exciting wilderness expeditions, students experience the therapeutic benefits of outdoor adventure-based activities while learning to manage the demands of a more traditional environment. As an intentionally small, owner-operated wilderness therapy program, we serve adolescent boys and girls, ages 13-20, from around the world.