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      The Purpose of Bow Drilling in Wilderness Therapy

      There is evidence that humans have been using fire as a survival tool for as long as a million years, but it took several hundred thousand years for us to perfect the skill of building and controlling fires. Over time, we have learned to skip steps along the way and focus more on the size…

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      Practicing Mindfulness Over The Holiday Season

      Over the holiday season it can be difficult to stay present and in the moment. At Trails Carolina, we encourage both families and students to engage in mindfulness practices during this time of year to help focus on the “here and now”. How is practicing mindfulness during the holiday season helpful for Trails students? During…

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      Taking Things Outdoors: The benefits of wilderness therapy for teens struggling with trauma

      Post-traumatic stress disorder is a full body experience. Trauma affects people’s memory, emotions, and body. Sometimes traditional therapy isn’t enough. While traditional talk therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy can be helpful, sometimes your teen needs a little more. Wilderness therapy offers a revolutionary approach to treatment. Teens can be defiant and uncooperative. The thought of…

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      Teen Substance Use: How Wilderness Therapy Can Help

      Substance use amongst teens, particularly marijuana use, is still a prevalent issue. Although the percentage of teens who experiment with drugs and alcohol have declined in recent years, the problem is not going away anytime soon. So how can parents address it? And what are treatments for substance use issues in teens? Todd Green, Primary…

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