All Kinds of News for July 11, 2018
New Vision Wilderness (NVW) programs is pleased to announce that Co-founder Steve Sawyer, LCSW has been chosen for a 2018 HeartMath Humanitarian Heart Award for his efforts at improving people’s lives. According to HeartMath Institute President Sara Childre, the award recognizes the good works people have done around the world giving aid, comfort, shelter and hope to millions who are sick, impoverished, homeless, afraid and desperate. Mostly, their good works go unheralded and so HeartMath Institute recognizes those who have been improving people’s lives over many years. Steve stated, “I am honored to be recognized by the HeartMath Institute. We use HeartMath regularly to empower youth to manage their stress and calm their fear-driven brain,” he said.
Steve Sawyer has worked with HeartMath going back 15 years when he was first introduced to it when working with adolescents from the rough streets of Milwaukee’s inner city. Because of his pioneering work, HeartMath invited him to co-author the Heartmath interventions training modules. This training manual includes many of Steve’s case studies on substance abuse, trauma and anxiety. The most noted of these is a case in which Steve used self-regulation techniques with a young man struggling with rage and convicted of homicide.
Since that time, Steve has employed the HeartMath system of managing stress and self-regulating emotions across his career. He has consulted with dozens of school districts, integrated it fully in all New Vision Wilderness program sites and overseen the HeartMath implementation at Calo Teens and Preteens programs. Steve also authored the Preface for HeartMath’s Transforming Stress for Teens manual. His work has impacted the treatment of hundreds of struggling adolescents and young adults using the scientifically based tools that HeartMath offers.
About New Vision Wilderness
NVW has programs in Wisconsin’s beautiful North Woods, Oregon’s picturesque Cascade Mountain Range, near Bend, Oregon and the Blue Ridge Mountains outside Asheville, North Carolina. They offer groups for adolescent and pre-adolescent boys and girls, as well as young adults. New Vision Wilderness is a specialty wilderness therapy treatment program that is clinically intensive, highly specialized and trauma informed. NVW was founded and designed to heal the consequences of early childhood stress. NVW is the nation’s premier “relational model” wilderness therapy program and integrates the latest research on adverse childhood experiences. Their “relationship centered” approach coupled with a safe environment and the most effective clinical interventions serves as the backbone to their success and reputation. They believe in relationship, not consequence, as the main vehicle for change. To learn more, go to (NVW) or contact Patrick McAvoy at 518-524-7676.
About HeartMath® Institute
HeartMath Institute (HMI), www.heartmath.org, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization headquartered in Central California. For more than two decades HMI has researched and developed reliable, scientifically based tools and programs through its research and education divisions that bridge the connection between heart and mind and deepen people’s connection with the hearts of others. The HeartMath methodologies offer hope of new and effective solutions for the many daunting problems that face society by restoring mental, emotional and physical balance and maximizing every individual’s potential.