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For more than 22 years, Shayne Gallagher has provided healing wilderness experiences for adolescents, young adults, and families. With his deep...

For more than 22 years, Shayne Gallagher has provided healing wilderness experiences for adolescents, young adults, and families. With his deep understanding of the innate therapeutic effects of a wilderness...

Depression And Its Affects On The Brain

Depression And Its Affects On The BrainDepression And Its Affects On The BrainDepression And Its Affects On The Brain

By Shayne Gallagher

Anyone can suffer from depression, from young children to senior citizens. Depression is a serious, long-lasting mood disorder that is marked by profound negative changes in mood, sleep disturbances, low energy, and loss of interest in enjoyable...

Anyone can suffer from depression, from young children to senior citizens. Depression is a serious, long-lasting mood disorder that is marked by profound negative changes in mood, sleep disturbances, low energy, and loss of interest in enjoyable activities – among other symptoms....

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The Importance of Personal Commitment

The Importance of Personal CommitmentThe Importance of Personal CommitmentThe Importance of Personal Commitment

By Shayne Gallagher

Personal commitments are often associated with simple wants or desires; however, true personal commitment holds deeper value because it does not accept complete failure as an option. It is true that casual desires or goals have the potential to...

Personal commitments are often associated with simple wants or desires; however, true personal commitment holds deeper value because it does not accept complete failure as an option. It is true that casual desires or goals have the potential to motivate action, but such action is...

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What Causes Defiance and Rebelliousness in Teens?

What Causes Defiance and Rebelliousness in Teens?What Causes Defiance and Rebelliousness in...What Causes Defiance and Rebelliousness in Teens?

By Shayne Gallagher

Defiant and rebellious behavior in teens is a natural part of a child’s transition into adulthood. It’s a means for adolescents to define themselves and actualize their individuality. However, rebellion and defiance can easily become...

Defiant and rebellious behavior in teens is a natural part of a child’s transition into adulthood. It’s a means for adolescents to define themselves and actualize their individuality. However, rebellion and defiance can easily become destructive through behaviors and...

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Addiction Psychiatrist Talks To Parents About Marijuana

Addiction Psychiatrist Talks To Parents About MarijuanaAddiction Psychiatrist Talks To Parents About...Addiction Psychiatrist Talks To Parents About Marijuana

By Shayne Gallagher

Addiction Psychiatrist Talks To Parents About Marijuana  The legalization of marijuana is big business, putting money ahead of people. The rapid, widespread legalization of medical and recreational marijuana is sending Americans the wrong...

Addiction Psychiatrist Talks To Parents About Marijuana  The legalization of marijuana is big business, putting money ahead of people. The rapid, widespread legalization of medical and recreational marijuana is sending Americans the wrong message…that marijuana is not...

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Substance Abuse Induced Mental Disorders - How Wilderness Therapy Can Help

Substance Abuse Induced Mental Disorders - How Wilderness...Substance Abuse Induced Mental Disorders -...Substance Abuse Induced Mental Disorders - How Wilderness...

By Shayne Gallagher

A Cycle Of Abuse With substance abuse, the self-destructive behavior becomes habitual in a way that isn't just psychological, but also physical. Even alcohol can become such a part of a person's bodily health needs, that it requires a slow wean...

A Cycle Of Abuse With substance abuse, the self-destructive behavior becomes habitual in a way that isn't just psychological, but also physical. Even alcohol can become such a part of a person's bodily health needs, that it requires a slow wean rather than a swift dismissal. Heroin...

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How To Recognize And Overcome Your Technology Addiction

How To Recognize And Overcome Your Technology AddictionHow To Recognize And Overcome Your Technology...How To Recognize And Overcome Your Technology Addiction

By Shayne Gallagher

As with any addiction, often it takes a friend or family member to recognize the problem first. With the world becoming more and more connected technically, it is exceedingly difficult to avoid dealing with technology in some capacity or another....

As with any addiction, often it takes a friend or family member to recognize the problem first. With the world becoming more and more connected technically, it is exceedingly difficult to avoid dealing with technology in some capacity or another. How do you know if you or someone you...

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Pokemon..... Gotta Catch 'Em All!

Pokemon..... Gotta Catch 'Em All!Pokemon..... Gotta Catch 'Em All!Pokemon..... Gotta Catch 'Em All!

By Shayne Gallagher

When first looking at Pokemon GO and Wilderness Therapy you may not see a relationship at all. Delve a little deeper however, and similarities begin to present themselves. Pokemon trainers, like wilderness field staff, are tasked with developing...

When first looking at Pokemon GO and Wilderness Therapy you may not see a relationship at all. Delve a little deeper however, and similarities begin to present themselves. Pokemon trainers, like wilderness field staff, are tasked with developing the creatures they find in the...

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"Pokemon Go" Proving What Wilderness Therapy Has Known All Along

"Pokemon Go" Proving What Wilderness Therapy..."Pokemon Go" Proving What..."Pokemon Go" Proving What Wilderness Therapy...

By Shayne Gallagher

For years, wilderness therapy style treatment centers have been offering premiere programs that are successful in treating adolescents and young adults who grapple with issues ranging from depression to substance abuse, to social and familial...

For years, wilderness therapy style treatment centers have been offering premiere programs that are successful in treating adolescents and young adults who grapple with issues ranging from depression to substance abuse, to social and familial struggles. Mountains of research exists to...

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Nasty Divorces Damage Kids - There Are Things That Can Be Done to Prevent or Heal Damage

Nasty Divorces Damage Kids - There Are Things That Can Be...Nasty Divorces Damage Kids - There Are Things...Nasty Divorces Damage Kids - There Are Things That Can Be...

By Shayne Gallagher

MESSY DIVORCES PRODUCE DAMAGED KIDS! At Wingate Wilderness Therapy we see the damage caused by nasty divorces all the time. Divorce obviously happens, and the rate of divorce probably will not be going down any time soon. However, there are...

MESSY DIVORCES PRODUCE DAMAGED KIDS! At Wingate Wilderness Therapy we see the damage caused by nasty divorces all the time. Divorce obviously happens, and the rate of divorce probably will not be going down any time soon. However, there are some critical things that parents,...

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