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video game addiction

Primary Therapists at Trails Explain How Wilderness Therapy Helps Technology Addiction

Technology addiction is a widespread issue affecting teens all over the world. It is impossible to remove ourselves completely from technology in today’s society. The overuse of technology by adolescents can lead to all sorts of challenges including low self esteem, a lack of social skills, and irritable behavior. Wilderness Therapy Addresses Underlying Challenges At…

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catastrophization

The Art of De-Catastrophization: Managing Worst Case Scenario Thinking

Just How Stressed is My Teen? From hurdling issues at home to maintaining friendships and anticipating college applications, teens today cope with a substantial amount of stress and anxiety.  Even more unsettling, a recent American Psychological Association study found that most teens greatly underestimate how stress impacts their physical and mental health, despite their reported…

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yoga and mindfulness

Yoga and Mindfulness Can Reduce Stress In Teens: Trails Carolina Family Therapist Explains

Managing stress in today’s world is more difficult than ever. Nowadays, teens have so much on their plates. Mindfulness exercises and yoga are an effective way to reduce stress. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Yoga at Trails Carolina Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8 week course that teaches individuals how to practice mindfulness…

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teens on the autism spectrum

Why Choose Wilderness Therapy For Teens on the Autism Spectrum: Trails Therapists Explain

Wilderness therapy can be extremely powerful for young people on the Autism Spectrum. The wilderness is a peaceful place, far away from the overstimulating environments many teens on the spectrum struggle with. Over the years, Trails Carolina has seen hundreds of teens on the spectrum experience positive transformations. Programming at Trails helps these teens become…

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myers briggs

Myers Briggs Test: Trails Carolina Family Programming Director Explains Use At Trails

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most researched and validated personality testing instrument in the world. There are thousands of journal articles and research pieces which justify its findings. Many people think of this personality test merely as a fun thing to do at social gatherings. However, it’s actually quite effective in helping…

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Establishing Close Bonds: Trails Therapist Discusses Work With Teens Struggling with Attachment Issues

Adoption is one of the most emotional, joyful experiences some parents will ever experience. However, if your adopted child is struggling with attachment issues related to their childhood experiences, it can feel very difficult to establish the close parent-child bond you’ve been yearning for.  Young people struggling with behavioral and emotional challenges related to adoption…

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Wild Cat Costumes and Improv Theatre: Using Play Based Approaches to help struggling middle schoolers find success

Derry O’Kane, MS, LPC, NCC, Trailblazers Primary Therapist, presented this information at the annual 2017 NATSAP Conference in January. The presentation was entitled.“Wildcat Onesies: A Creative and Play-Based Approach for Latency Aged Boys and Girls”. O’Kane  presented alongside Elizabeth Lucarelli (SUWS of the Carolinas) and Katie Ford MS, NCC, LPC (Lake House Academy for Girls).…

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