An Experience that Altered the Course of My Life
10December
An Experience that Altered the Course of My Life

Dr. Dan Smith shares his experience: In the wilderness, during the summer of 1992 that "altered the course of my life in ways I am still coming to...

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Cathy and Greg's Testimony
23September
Cathy and Greg's Testimony

Sending Our Children To WinGate Four years ago, we had to make one of the most difficult decisions we've ever had to make. For years we watched helplessly as...

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Katie's Story
20August
Katie's Story

The testimony of Katie, a graduated WinGate student. A few years before she went to WinGate, she was swallowed up by an avalanche, darkness overwhelmed her...

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David's Story
20August
David's Story

The testimony of David, a graduated WinGate student. Almost 5 full years ago he was struggling with an intense drug addiction coupled with terrible mental...

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Adding the Wisdom of Play to the Wisdom of Trauma
26July
Adding the Wisdom of Play to the Wisdom of Trauma

Our bodys wisdom can take care of us by disconnecting from that which is too painful to bear. However, we are not meant to stay in this disconnected state.

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Creating Lasting Change Within Ourselves
23July
Creating Lasting Change Within Ourselves

One of the hardest parts of the recovery process is discovering that healing is a lifelong journey, and that there are no overnight cures, no quick fixes to...

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What Does Dependence Feel Like
23July
What Does Dependence Feel Like

If you're struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Physical, Mental and Emotional...

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Shifting Negative Thought Patterns In Recovery
23July
Shifting Negative Thought Patterns In Recovery

Sometimes when we're in recovery from our addictions and mental health issues, even when we've completed a treatment program, we are still grappling with...

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Remembering Its The Illness
23July
Remembering Its The Illness

If you're struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Emotional Challenges 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