All Kinds of News for August 12, 2020
There has been a lot of movement around campus at Trails Momentum, a young adult adventure-based therapeutic program, recently. Whether it is student-led exercise classes or Zumba for therapy, students have been enjoying movement as a way to express themselves and release emotions.
At Momentum, prior to graduating, each student designs and completes their own legacy project, leaving a positive footprint for future students. Recently, as part of that legacy project, a student created an instructional workout video that future students can follow along. In creating this video, he wants to provide students with a fun P90X-inspired class that will be both helpful and entertaining.
Zumba is also being used more frequently on campus. Primary Therapist Jordan Siegel MSW, LCSW, discusses how she is using Zumba before therapy sessions with a student: “With my background and training in experiential and play modalities, I cultivated an intervention to facilitate social engagement and joy for this student through the medium of Zumba/dance”, Jordan states. By participating in Zumba, Jordan is able to help students express themselves in a new way while still seeing therapeutic results. Having practiced dance throughout her own childhood and adolescence, Jordan knows the benefits first hand. “There is also a lot of evidence regarding dance, the arts, and its therapeutic value”, Jordan adds as she continues to incorporate more experiential therapy modalities in her work.
Trails Momentum integrates experiential and adventure therapy activities into programming in several ways. Hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and flyfishing are just a few of the experiences students can have at Momentum. Adventure opportunities allow students to practice all they’ve learned in therapy in real-world situations, gaining confidence, and learning more about themselves through hands-on activities.
Learn more about the adventure therapy at Trails Momentum by visiting https://trailsmomentum.com/experience/ or by calling (877) 296-8711.
Trails Momentum is an adventure-based outdoor program for young adults ages 18-25 who are struggling to launch themselves into adulthood. Students are guided on a journey of self-discovery where they develop self-concept and are empowered to make the transition into independence. Adventure programming, clinical services, family involvement, college coursework, and social skill development are seamlessly interwoven to maximize the transference of important life skills and address clinical and behavioral challenges.