All Kinds of News for October 10, 2018
Mastery is one path to both competency and maturity for adolescents. When an adolescent begins to demonstrate knowledge over a skill, they begin to internalize, process and develop a sense of competence. This is known as mastery.
One path to growth and development at RedCliff Ascent is mastering both life and experiential skills. Each adolescent who completes the program has demonstrated a significant level of knowledge over the skills required to be successful at RedCliff.
Twice per year, RedCliff students and alumni gather in the field to participate in events and activities that are core skills of the program, including bow-drill fires, crafting and poetry. It is a day to enjoy each other's company and to have fun. This gathering is called Shindig.
There is also a deeper meaning and purpose to Shindig. When groups gather, they are sharing their competencies. At its core, it is a time for students to be validated in their mastery, to find a sense of confidence from healthy competition, to feel supported, challenged, and cheered, all of which help move them forward on their developmental journey.
For a video of a recent Shindig, visit https://youtu.be/4qZVZPm86JQ.
About RedCliff Ascent and RedCliff Recovery
RedCliff Ascent is a therapeutic wilderness program, nestled between two mountain ranges in the high desert of Enterprise, UT. They focus on adolescents ages 13-17 who are struggling with various challenges from anxiety and depression, to school abandonment and the need to reconnect with their family. With over 25 years of experience, RedCliff uses a relational model and narrative therapy to drive an outcome and an evidence-based approach. RedCliff Recovery is a women's specific, 12-step adventure based wilderness program. Designed by women, specifically for women.