All Kinds of News for December 05, 2018
Bend, Oregon: New Vision Wilderness is excited to announce the addition of community integration to its nationally recognized, young adult therapy program. According to Andrew Scott, Executive Director, “It’s always been challenging to successfully prepare students to transition to their next placement or to their communities. This program enhancement gives students the opportunity to process these stressors and develop better transition and life skills. In this way, the skills they learn in wilderness therapy are put into action. For example, Heartmath training allows student to breathe through a stressful situation and get back into a calm state. The ability to stay regulated is a skill most students struggle with. Community Integration allows students to see that they can interact with the community in a positive, productive way.”
Prior to transitioning from the program, students begin by taking day trips or engage in activities that may include grocery shopping, mock interviews, library visits, volunteer work, and museum visits. Depending on the student, these trips might gradually increase to last several days and may include an adventure component including surfing on the coast or exploring some of Oregon’s beautiful waterfalls, caves, and other natural wonders. “Our goal is to integrate the therapeutic benefits of wilderness and continue the emotional and behavioral growth shaped in the program", said primary therapist, Tim Moore.
"We are proud of our trauma-sensitive program and we believe the wilderness experience continues to provide a safe and effective environment to heal and get a life reset. With the addition of community integration, and the careful introduction of societal pressure back into camp prior to their departure will further prepare our young adults for transition, wherever it might be", said co-founder Steve Sawyer.
About New Vision Wilderness Therapy (NVW)
NVW serves preteens, teens, young adults and families in three (3) U.S. locations: the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, the majestic Cascade mountain range of Central Oregon and the lush Nantahala National Forest of North Carolina. NVW is a specialty wilderness therapy treatment program that is clinically intensive, highly specialized and trauma-informed. To learn more, go to www.newvisionwilderness.com or contact Admissions at 855-689-8326.