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How To Boost Your Teen’s Self-Esteem

Everyone has a constant inner monologue running 24/7. You talk to yourself more than anyone else. And what you say in your mind shapes your self-esteem, which literally impacts everything in your...

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...

Get Ahead of the Curve: Preventative Measures to Help Teens Avoid Risky Behaviors

What a valuable, purposeful and honorable position you are in! Whether you’re a parent, family member, teacher, therapist, or friend, you have the opportunity to change a teen’s life! Perhaps...

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....

Negativity Bias in Family Relationships

Negativity bias is a term used to describe the tendency of the human brain to notice problems or threats more readily than positive or beneficial situations. One theory on why this tendency exists...

Asking Questions and Living the Answers: Finding Identity in the Wilderness

I discovered this incredible work by chance while searching through a listing of outdoor jobs on an online database in the summer of 2011. As a recent college graduate, I was neck deep in the...

What Wilderness Means to Me

I had no idea what I was getting into when I started as a field guide in 2011. What I did know, however, was that the wilderness provides a powerful backdrop for anyone searching for something. I...

Putting On Your Oxygen Mask First: Self-Care for Parents and Givers

As the Family Support Therapist at Blue Ridge, I work with the parents of our students in the field. My role is to offer space for families to experience their own process, which often parallels...

5 Things To Know About Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness

"What's new with Blue Ridge?" This question is one we often get asked. We have a fantastic team, strong leadership, and a comprehensive, individualized, clinical assessment focused program for...

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