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The Power of Drumming

Epictetus, the Greek Stoic philosopher is quoted as saying,

“We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.”

This idea is often repeated in...

The question: why do we bow drill?

I have been thinking about this question for a while. After four years in the field, hundreds of personal embers and who knows how many more witnessed, you would think it would be easy for me to...

Bilateral Stimulation in Wilderness Therapy: Treating Trauma, Grief, and Shame in Adolescent Boys

As my training in EMDR was coming to a close, I had an interesting conversation with one of the primary facilitators, Frank. He described his efforts to bring EMDR treatment into public schools....

The Benefits of Mindfulness

Now that you know the basics about mindfulness, let’s dive in a little bit more…

Wilderness Therapy for Pre-teens: Blue Ridge’s Footsteps Program Continues to Evolve by Enriching Family Involvement

Blue Ridge first opened our Footsteps group for pre-teens in 2006, as one of the first wilderness therapy programs to work with this younger adolescent age group. It has always been...

Mindfulness: Getting Grounded in Wilderness Therapy

Although you’ve probably heard that mindfulness is currently a therapeutic “buzz word”, it is truly a practice that has been around for thousands of years. It has its roots in both Hindu and...

Cultivating a “Growth Mindset” in Wilderness Therapy

When my best friend first tossed the idea my way, I had two competing thoughts, of equal size and strength, immediately pop into my brain. Thought #1: “She believes in you, and wants what’s best...

The Heart Space

I had the privilege of being an observer when I went for an overnight with the SPARK group last week. Not new to wilderness therapy, but new to seeing how all the pieces come together: the kids,...

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