All Kinds of News for February 10, 2021
Trails Carolina, a leading wilderness therapy program for kids and teens 10-17 years old, is expanding their family programming to include a yoga and meditation class in addition to the weekly mindfulness classes already taking place. These workshops serve to help parents grow and reflect on their therapeutic journey.
The Yoga and Meditation class will focus on gentle morning movements and setting intentions. The class is intended to be a simple flow that helps families get in tune with their bodies and their emotions.
This new yoga and meditation class will take place on Mondays via Zoom.
Family programming is a key component of Trails Carolina’s therapeutic process. The long-term success of a child in the program is dependent on the commitment and support of their family. Without a change in the family unit, old habits and behaviors are likely to return after treatment. Our comprehensive family programming ensures that all members of the family are supported throughout the child’s treatment process and prepared for the next steps after wilderness therapy.
“Having the whole family be a part of the therapeutic process is key to making long-lasting changes for a student,” said Julia Andrick, Admissions & Outreach Director at Trails Carolina. “Our weekly classes help parents connect with other families going through similar struggles and know they are not alone. They are also learning some of the powerful tools we are teaching their child.”
Parents can expect to participate in calls with a therapist assigned to specifically support them and siblings, plus they will have a weekly call from their child’s primary therapist to discuss their progress. In addition, parents engage in a weekly multi-parent support call, a two day parent workshop, plus a weekly mindfulness class and a meditation and yoga class.
At the end of a child’s stay, parents are invited to campus for 24-Hour Family Graduation, a time to reunite with their child and begin the transition process. Families can also opt into Common Ground, a four-day family program that includes activities designed to help smooth the transition to home and provide time to bond and reconnect with their child.
About Trails Carolina
Trails Carolina is a wilderness therapy for pre-teens and adolescents ages 10-17. The clinically sophisticated and time-tested program engages students through wilderness therapy, mindfulness and yoga, equine programming, intentional transitions, and academic engagement. Recent outcome research demonstrates efficacy. Trails Carolina was created to help families reconnect and heal. For additional information about Trails Carolina, located just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, please call 800-975-7303. For more information about family programming, please visit https://trailscarolina.com/adventure-therapy-programs/therapeutic-wilderness-programs/ or call 800-975-7303.