All Kinds of News for December 05, 2018
At Trails Carolina, a wilderness therapy program for teens ages 10-17, students celebrated Thanksgiving this year by sharing feelings of gratitude with their families and taking part in a delicious festive feast.
Prior to Thanksgiving Day, students put together Thankful Statements which expressed feelings and thoughts of gratitude towards family and friends. The statements were shared with their families on Thanksgiving.
“At Trails, we find that taking time to be thankful for things and practice gratitude is a very effective and healing form of treatment,” says Jason McKeown, MS, LMFT, CPE, BC-TMH, Trails Carolina Family Clinical Director. “Whether a student is struggling with depression, anxiety, anger, frustration, or relational issues, being being able to take a moment to be present and see what there is to be grateful for can be extremely powerful.”
On Turkey Day, students were treated to a feast including all of the traditional Thanksgiving fixings. The meal included: turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, yams, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.
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About Trails Carolina
Trails Carolina is a wilderness therapy program based just outside of Asheville, North Carolina that offers a multi-dimensional wilderness therapy model to troubled adolescents, ages 10-17. Trails capitalizes upon the profound effects of a student’s wilderness experience, and then combines that experience with strong clinical assessments and therapy. For additional information about Trails Carolina, please call 800-975-7303.