All Kinds of News for July 11, 2018
Pure Life is pleased to announce its five year anniversary. Five years ago, Pure Life partnered with Aspiro to develop a unique adventure program specifically built for young adults. They expanded upon Aspiro’s adventure model by including formal certifications and cultural immersion in a foreign country as part of the treatment process. Pure Life is pleased to announce that, over the last 5 years, more than 500 nationally recognized certifications have been awarded to Pure Life students.
As an intrinsic part of Pure Life’s young adult programming, students have the opportunity to earn their Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Swift Water Rescue, and Technical Ropes and Rescue certifications while in Costa Rica. Not only are clients benefitting from the challenge and experience of the courses, these clients are going on to other communities that will benefit from their newfound knowledge and experience. By partnering with Costa Rican staff to achieve these goals, Pure Life participants become part of a global community where an exchange of cultural ideals and learning can occur. It is these partnerships along with those in the therapeutic care community that has led to Pure Life’s success over the last five years.
During the two to three month stay at Pure Life, students have amazing adventures while developing therapeutic skills and strategies for overcoming their challenges. The program gives the young adults opportunities to excel at surfing, rafting, hiking, and other adventure activities, while challenging their notions of what they can accomplish both in the rainforest and back at home. Certification courses are a large piece of this programming. The certifications allows Pure Life students to accomplish measurable goals that serve as a functional skill that they can utilize during the next steps in their growth and development.
About Pure Life Adventure
Pure Life Adventure is located in the Central Pacific region of beautiful Costa Rica. Relying on decades of experience in the Costa Rican outdoor industry, the bicultural team provides a therapeutically sophisticated and holistic approach to helping young adults with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, executive function deficits, trauma and substance abuse. The students are individuals with very real challenges looking for lasting change. Pure Life utilizes traditional individual and group therapy in combination with outdoor experiential learning and adventure. The Pure Life integrated and dynamic approach includes an emphasis on fitness, mindfulness, life skills and cultural immersion.