Adventure Therapy for Young Adults from Utah
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a top-notch therapeutic transitional living program offering Adventure Therapy to young adults from Utah who may be undergoing ADD/ADHD (attentional disorders) and/or alcohol abuse issues. At WinGate, troubled young men and women from Utah have a unique opportunity to learn the skills necessary for rehabilitation from drug use (prescription/otc), ADD/ADHD (attentional disorders), bipolar disorder, failure to launch, and other issues associated with mental health through the benefits of adventure therapy. Parents of adolescent boys and girls and young adults who are in the grips of troubles more than they can handle on their own are often at a loss of where to turn for direction. Too often traditional therapy can be ineffective, as young men and women from Utah may drop out or merely go through the motions of therapy, only to return to maladaptive escapist tendencies once back home. But this is where the adventure therapy program of WinGate Wilderness is different.
Although it is possible that WinGate may be located outside the state of Utah, WinGate accepts enrollments from troubled young adults from all over the US. Also, it is beneficial to have at-risk young adults receive support at a therapeutic facility for struggling young adults away from the negative influences of unsupportive peers. Our adventure therapy program strikes a unique and highly effective balance between traditional therapy and rehabilitation treatment with the innate healing ability of the wilderness.
The environment in which our therapy program takes place is one that is naturally free of distractions and intimately teaches responsibility as young men and women face immediate consequences for their actions in a way that only living in the wilderness can do. The results are that young adults from Utah find themselves both simultaneously humbled and empowered, with their confidence strengthened as they realize their inner strength and that they can finally walk the path of rehabilitation and have everything it takes to move forward successfully in life.
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a quality therapeutic transitional living program and independent living skills program, faithful to Adventure Therapy and outdoor education for young men and women from Utah battling drug use (prescription/otc), bipolar disorder, and/or peer conflict. Contact one of our licensed admissions specialists at (800) 560-1599 today!
Wilderness Adventure Therapy Programs
As a top-notch treatment center for struggling young adults, WinGate Wilderness Therapy provides quality direction to young adults from Utah battling drug use (prescription/otc) and/or anger issues. We further this approach with alliance based treatment that contributes to young men and women feeling secure enough to explore the root of their issues and to then move forward. The ability to form this connection and deep sense of trust between troubled young adults from Utah and our staff of counselors is facilitated greatly by the wilderness environment of adventure therapy. As young men and women learn natural consequences, our staff is able to take a step back and rather than pursue an authoritarian stance, we can focus upon building that relationship of equals that encourages and motivates young adults to address their issues.
As part of our diligence to results, WinGate utilizes the philosophy of the Arbinger Institute to make our outdoor therapy program truly effective. Rather than focusing simply on results, we focus on assisting young men and women from Utah identify what is causing their problems, why they are turning to drugs and alcohol or behaving aggressively toward their peers, for example. In doing so, we help to restore mindsets and attitudes -not just teach new behaviors and skills. The results are truly life changing as once young adults understand what is the driving force behind their issues, they can work to change that. And that naturally leads to a decrease in the troubling situations that have been plaguing them.
WinGate is also a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs. This is a voluntary membership resource of therapy programs, boarding schools, and adventure therapy programs that are faithful to furthering youth and offering effective care and treatment to at-risk young people and their families.
The WinGate Wilderness Program Difference
Wilderness therapy is much more than simply backpacking in the desert or an extended camping trip. As part of our therapy program, young men and women from Utah will be grouped with other individuals in their age group who are undergoing their own issues. Led by a team of professional counselors, this group will live outdoors, undergoing the wilderness is an intimate way that can only be experienced to truly understand just how deep the effect is. While no one is placed in a situation that is unsafe, finding oneself fully enveloped in the vast beauty of nature and needing to rely on oneself, and to endure the natural consequences if one isn't up to the task of personal responsibility, forces one to behave with integrity. It creates an environment where one learns to restore their internal focus to an external focus. This allows young adults from Utah to see their place in the world and how their actions affect the people around them.
Current research has found wilderness therapy programs to deliver results in a shorter amount of time than traditional therapy programs, with improved mood and behavior changes lasting once the participants return home. This efficacy is one of the reasons why many young men and women and teens are referred to our program for aftercare treatment, to better encourage and direct them with remaining on the path of rehabilitation and sobriety. It is our unique approach, facilitated and multiplied by the therapeutic effect the wilderness has, that enables the WinGate Program to make a difference in a young adult's life when other treatment methods have failed them.
WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a top-notch Wilderness Therapy Program and independent living skills program, offering Adventure Therapy and outdoor education to young adults in Utah battling anger issues, ADD/ADHD (attentional disorders), and/or alcohol abuse issues. Contact one of our professional admissions specialists at (800) 560-1599 to get licensed direction for your at-risk young adult child today!
National Organization for Parents and Troubled Young Men and Women from Utah
MentalHealth.gov: Many troubled adolescent boys and girls and young men and women in Utah turn to the Internet for direction and advice on a wide range of mental health issues. To ensure that they get the right support and information, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) have launched mentalhealth.gov. This is an authoritative site that contains direction on diagnosis and treatment for for struggling youth and young men and women in Utah with mental health issues; including personal accounts of experiences of teens and young men and women with mental health issues. Advice is also given on how to take part in the “Community Conversations” initiative.
Utah Adventure Therapy for Young Adults
WinGate Adventure Therapy is an outstanding adventure therapy program for young adults who are struggling with substance abuse, emotional issues, and behavioral problems. At WinGate we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of services to the parents and young adults they serve.
Struggling young adults in Utah receive the help they need to overcome their difficult attitudes or actions. While WinGate Adventure Therapy may be located outside the state of Utah, WinGate gladly accepts struggling young adults from all areas of the country.
Adventure Therapy Works for Young Adults From Utah
Wilderness Adventure Therapy Programs provide young adults multiple opportunities such as hiking, camping and river rafting designed to provide young adults suffering from emotional and/or behavioral issues with experiences resulting in positive change in their lives and relationships.Struggling young adults have an excellent opportunity to develop significant relationships with peers and staff, while taking in the beauty of the nature around them.
Young adults who are struggling to live an effective and productive life often need some form of intervention to help them understand how to learn the social and life skills they need to attain that life. WinGate provides the type of Adventure Therapy young adults need to overcome their difficulties so they can overcome past hurts and spring forward into an enjoyable and effective independent life.
WinGate Helps Young Adult From Utah
Whether you are the struggling young adult or the parents of one who is having a difficult time adjusting to adult life, we are here to help you. Our Adventure Therapy Program is based on the philosophies ot the Arbinger Institute. The foundation of this philosophy is that the force causing a behavior needs to be discovered before significant change can occur. The WinGate application of this philosophy in Wilderness Adventure Therapy provides long-lasting change rather than temporary ones that are dependent on the environment a young adult is in at the moment.
Mental Health Resources for Parents in Utah:
Utah Department of Substance Abuse & Mental Health (DSAMH) - The Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) was instituted as the State of Utah’s mental health and substance abuse authority. The mission of DSAMH is simple: to cultivate health, hope and healing while overseeing the publicly subsidized treatment and prevention policies. If you, a friend, or a family member is struggling with a mental health problem, or an issue with alcohol, tobacco or substance abuse, there is assistant available to you.
Utah Recovery Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA) - USARA's mission is simple: to support, advocate, celebrate, and educate our citizens on behalf of alcohol and drug addiction recovery. As Utah's established addiction recovery community organization, USARA centers on the reality of long-term recovery from addiction and other substances for the both the abuser and their families. As a recovery community organization, USARA's goal is to increase the quality and capacity of support available to all those seeking long-term addiction recovery.
Daily Advice For Parents:
Does you feel your young person might have ODD? There are some simple techniques to encourage him to behave in more socially acceptable ways. You can give him praise and positive reinforcement whenever he shows cooperation. Don’t have too many rules, but focus on a few important ones, especially the ones that involve safety.
People use a variety of both conscious and unconscious processes to deal with their angry feelings. The three main ways to handle it are expressing, suppressing, and calming. Teaching your kids to express their angry feelings in an assertive, non aggressive, manner is the healthiest way to express it. Now, this doesn't mean being pushy or demanding, it means being respectful.