All Kinds of News for August 07, 2019
Pure Life is excited to welcome Allan Capp to Pure Life. Allan is focusing his time and effort towards reviewing and improving existing programming at Pure Life. He is also spending time in Costa Rica to help Pure Life intentionally develop new innovations for our students.
Allan's work helps students integrate their adventures with therapeutic care, and empowers them to take more ownership of their own treatment. Pure Life students often come to the program scared, insecure, reluctant and resistant to change. They overwhelmingly leave the program with more confidence and the knowledge they can do things they previously thought impossible.
Allan’s passion for adventure started at an early age, whether it be surfing, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, fishing or mountain biking. He began working in the outdoor industry over 15 years ago, when Allan discovered wilderness and adventure therapy, and worked for years as a guide, leading backcountry expeditions and adventure activities. He eventually moved into program management and leadership, and has worked with numerous programs over the years.
Allan shares, "In the time I’ve been working with Pure Life, I’ve been consistently impressed with the transformational growth I’ve witnessed in the lives of Pure Life students and their families. There is something about cultural immersion, and traveling to a completely new and foriegn place that adds to the experience for our students. Costa Rica is such a rich and beautiful environment, and the “pura vida” way of life provides a unique opportunity for Pure Life students. “Pura vida“("pure life” in english) is a phrase used in Costa Rica similar to "aloha" in Hawaii; it’s more than a greeting or expression, it’s a way of being and experiencing the world. Pura vida includes optimism in the face of adversity, a sense of belonging wherever you are, and connectedness to the people and environment around you. The Pure Life environment is a perfect place for young adults to discover and clarify values and goals for their own lives."
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.