All Kinds of News for August 08, 2018
Students with mood disorders come to Telos from all over the world to find guidance, healing, and support as they overcome challenges related to depression and anxiety. A key component of the Telos program is what is called activity therapy. Recovering from mood disorders often involves getting up and out. The many canyons, trails, lakes and national parks in Utah make it an ideal place for students to find adventure and activity.
Telos’s activity therapy program is run by licensed recreation therapists. Each weekend, students leave the Telos campus to engage in activities that involve perceived risk, such as hiking, canyoneering, climbing and rapelling. As students push themselves, face their fears, and overcome the tangible obstacles (like that of a sheer cliff), they are better able to use their newly formed skills in combating the intangible obstacles of depression, anxiety, learning disorders and other challenges.
During these activities, trained professionals are with the students to provide safety and encouragement, and to assist them in generalizing insights gained in nature to the more mundane tasks of daily living.
In 2019, Telos will be celebrating 15 years of using adventure to facilitate personal growth in the lives of our students.
About Telos U and Telos RTC
Telos U and Telos RTC, located in Orem, UT, specialize in small class size and low pressure education systems support. Telos provides a therapeutic boarding school environment for adolescent boys who need help with Processing of Information Disorders, ADD/ADHD, ASD and emotional disorders that prevent them from thriving in a typical high school environment. Telos offers a family systems approach to therapy, working with parents and siblings alongside Telos' students, and structuring a therapeutic mileu around triathlon training programs and other engaging activities outside of school class time.