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Wilderness Therapy

As chillier weather sets into the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, it is Trails Carolina’s utmost concern to keep students feeling comfortable and warm while participating in wilderness therapy in the great outdoors. During cooler months, we instill a variety of practices and techniques that help keep students and staff warm throughout their time in wilderness therapy. Using Body Heat For Warmth When it comes

At Trails, our Common Ground programming provides an opportunity for students  to reconnect with their families after being away. The reconnection happens through a series of planned activities and events that span over multiple days. Participating in Common Ground can be beneficial for the family dynamic as a whole. Therapists provide the proper support and fun activities to reunite the family smoothly. Our Common Ground programming

Feeling comfortable in your own skin is extremely important to your overall mental health. At Trails Carolina, we want all students to feel free to be themselves. That’s why it’s so important for us to help students who identify as transgender or gender questioning to feel affirmed and supported in their exploration process. Letting students be their own experts In a wilderness setting, students are in

When you think of a wilderness environment, you might have images in your mind of a forest, untouched by man. “Leave no trace” is the idea of keeping the wilderness environment as intact and pure as possible. As a wilderness therapy program, we believe that leaving as little a mark as possible on the environment is extremely important. Because of this, we have integrated this

“I don’t want to go to school! You can’t make me!” Those are all too familiar words for most parents who have children who dislike school or don’t want to go for other reasons. For some, this issue can be solved by getting teens involved in extracurricular activities that they are passionate about. For some parents, however, teens who refuse to attend school are actually experiencing

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 individuals better understand their personalities and why they behave the