All Kinds of News for October 10, 2018
Asheville, NC: In North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains, New Vision Wilderness was eager and excited to open its wilderness doors to young adult (ages 18-25) clients starting this past May. Throughout the summer NVW- Asheville has been trekking around the Nantahala forest with a group of young adults focusing on healing relationships, unveiling depression, anxiety and stress management, and ultimately integrating a stronger sense of self to connect to a full life ahead.
NVW-Asheville enthusiastically welcomed Ryan Ebersberger, LCSW-A, to lead young adult students to healing within the wilderness. With Kristina Fortner, Executive Director, Liz Deardorff, Clinical Director, along with seasoned NVW Field Leadership, the NVW- Asheville team had a bountiful and adventurous summer full of connection, emotions, laughs and growth.
The lush forest provides a plethora of opportunities, vistas and critters to explore. NVW-Asheville was focused on making connections throughout the community to provide their students with the richest opportunities North Carolina offers. NVW-Asheville students paddled the rapids of the Nantahala River, met some very kind and friendly horses (Duncan and Blue) for an equine session, and learned about masteries such as American Sign Language (ASL), guitar, shelter building, and fire making to greater build their esteem. The opportunities have proved to be very fruitful to engage and support the students on their internal journey.
As the summer departs and the leaves begin to change, NVW-Asheville is continuing to accept young adult enrollments and waiting for what this next season will bring into harvest.
About New Vision Wilderness
New Vision Wilderness (NVW) is located in Wisconsin, Oregon and North Carolina. It serves teens and young adults and does not rely solely on a physical challenge regimen as the catalyst for positive change. NVW de-emphasizes the behavioral level system, favoring instead a relational focused treatment plan that includes mastery projects to assist with attachment and connection. This is what sets us apart and provides an unparalleled wilderness experience while adhering to the highest standards of safety and individual attention.