Top 3 Reasons for Anxiety in Teens
27September
Top 3 Reasons for Anxiety in Teens

Anxiety is on the rise in teenagers. According to the National Institutes of Health nearly 33% of youth between ages 12-18 will suffer from an anxiety disorder.

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5 Most Common Signs of Depression in Adolescents
30August
5 Most Common Signs of Depression in Adolescents

At WinGate Wilderness Therapy we address the issues of adolescent depression head-on. Our relational model and approach sees your adolescent as an individual..

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How Does Negative Programming Impact Our Behavior
23July
How Does Negative Programming Impact Our Behavior

Very often when we're dealing with mental illness, emotional challenges and behavioral issues, we've fallen into patterns of behavior that we aren't...

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Holding Onto Self Blame In Recovery
23July
Holding Onto Self Blame In Recovery

When we're in recovery, many of the emotional patterns that we've been perpetuating while struggling with our addictions continue to be a problem for us. We...

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Associating Our Drug Of Choice With Fun
23July
Associating Our Drug Of Choice With Fun

As we learn more about our addictions, we discover that we've formed mental and emotional associations between our drug of choice and the emotions we most...

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Learning From Our Triggers In Recovery
23July
Learning From Our Triggers In Recovery

As we're working to recover, something that many of us can relate to, something that can derail our progress and cause us to go backwards instead of...

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"There are many modes of learning and many ways to convey teachings. One of the best ways to both teach and learn is through analogy and metaphor. In wilderness, one of the ever present features is our canopy of stars. If utilized well, great amounts of both teaching and learning come from stories from the sky."– Shayne Gallagher