When is Turning to Outside Help The Answer
28July

When is Turning to Outside Help The AnswerWhen is Turning to Outside Help The AnswerWhen is Turning to Outside Help The Answer

By WinGate Therapy

You don't have to struggle with your teen any longer. Many parents are struggling with adolescents and young adults who suffer from mental health, substance abuse, and other issues associated with this age group. Although the usual courses of...

You don't have to struggle with your teen any longer. Many parents are struggling with adolescents and young adults who suffer from mental health, substance abuse, and other issues associated with this age group. Although the usual courses of therapy and medications have been tried,...

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Crucial Conversations in a Crowd and Other Less Than Ideal Circumstances
21April

Crucial Conversations in a Crowd and Other Less Than...Crucial Conversations in a Crowd and Other...Crucial Conversations in a Crowd and Other Less Than...

By WinGate Therapy

People tend to wait for an ideal environment for communication: face-to-face, alone, and with no distractions. Those conditions are ideal, but rare. Most interactions are constrained: in an open-plan office, with family members, on a car or...

People tend to wait for an ideal environment for communication: face-to-face, alone, and with no distractions. Those conditions are ideal, but rare. Most interactions are constrained: in an open-plan office, with family members, on a car or train, with background noise, or amidst...

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Nature's Therapeutic Effects on Troubled Teens
08February

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By WinGate Therapy

Nature and Its Mental Health Benefits When it comes to effective mental-health treatment, the natural world probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, when seeking psychiatric care for mild-to-severe mental illness, nature is...

Nature and Its Mental Health Benefits When it comes to effective mental-health treatment, the natural world probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, when seeking psychiatric care for mild-to-severe mental illness, nature is probably around the 1000th thing that comes...

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The Metaphor Tree
16January

The Metaphor TreeThe Metaphor TreeThe Metaphor Tree

By Aaron Cluff

As I walked up to one of my groups, this week, I saw this tree. I instantly had a metaphor pop into my mind. I took one of my students down to look at it....he saw the same metaphor. Since then, I have showed it to several people. They...

As I walked up to one of my groups, this week, I saw this tree. I instantly had a metaphor pop into my mind. I took one of my students down to look at it....he saw the same metaphor. Since then, I have showed it to several people. They all came up with metaphors of their...

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Substance Abuse Induced Mental Disorders - How Wilderness Therapy Can Help
17October

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...

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...

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Wilderness Therapy Over Other Types Of Therapy, Why It Works
30August

Wilderness Therapy Over Other Types Of Therapy, Why It WorksWilderness Therapy Over Other Types Of...Wilderness Therapy Over Other Types Of Therapy, Why It Works

By Greg Hitchcock

Where to Get Help It’s been a long, tiring day, and you finally head to bed. You glance down to your phone and see how late it is, but you know you’ll have another restless night. Things have been so challenging lately, and you...

Where to Get Help It’s been a long, tiring day, and you finally head to bed. You glance down to your phone and see how late it is, but you know you’ll have another restless night. Things have been so challenging lately, and you can tell things are only getting worse......

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Are You A Therapy Human?
13May

Are You A Therapy Human?Are You A Therapy Human?Are You A Therapy Human?

By Shayne Gallagher

The therapeutic usefulness of therapy animals (most notably dogs and horses) is well known and well practiced by treatment programs across this country and in the world. I asked two leading clinical professionals, each an authority on the...

The therapeutic usefulness of therapy animals (most notably dogs and horses) is well known and well practiced by treatment programs across this country and in the world. I asked two leading clinical professionals, each an authority on the subjects of canine and equine therapy...

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Playing At Their Best, What Treatment Programs Should Remember
29April

Playing At Their Best, What Treatment Programs Should...Playing At Their Best, What Treatment...Playing At Their Best, What Treatment Programs Should...

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It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. -- Leo Buscaglia Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind...

It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. -- Leo Buscaglia Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold. -- Joseph Chilton Pearce...

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