One of the best photos ever, from a recent graduate in the field. Spent last weekend with our adolescent boy’s group and the best quote, from a student who had multiple past suicide attempts: “I have a place in this life. I have never been stronger.”
Best. work. ever.
Are we turning into a nation of emotional wimps? Check out this article from Psychology today and learn how to build your and your loved ones’ emotional resilience at Open Sky!
The director of NIMH is calling for a move away from the DSM and to embark on massive research to create a new nosology. Interesting to see how this may change the world of mental health! At Open Sky, we know the wilderness heals, regardless of the diagnostic system.
Diagnosis: Human. A compelling article from the NYTimes Op pages on prescription drugs, overdose, and the new DSM 5. We change lives.
From the Harvard School of Public Heath comes this study: Women Abused as Children More Likely to Have Children with Autism
Busting fire is an experience like nothing else! Way to go students in the field making it happen!
Need help? Think your child might need help? Summer is just around the corner. Consider Open Sky Wilderness Therapy for healthy coping skills, personal growth, and empowerment.
Reblogged from Online Counseling College
Messages from the ancients on the land in our desert course area. Learn more about the magic of wilderness therapy.
“We protect what we fall in love with….”
If you haven’t seen this 10 minute video, watch it now. It is an incredibly beautiful and inspiring work of art. Open Sky projected it at our company meeting last winter; this is one of our guiding teachings.
An author wrote a book about Wilderness Therapy years ago, and recently followed up with his subjects. He asked what gifts they received in the wilderness and one of the surprising, reoccurring comments ? The ability to see and appreciate beauty.
One of our guides meditates during this past fall’s training.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, recognizes mindfulness and awareness tools as beneficial in recovery. At Open Sky, in addition to exceptional clinical and psychiatric care, we teach and practice meditation, yoga and deep breathing (the 3 fold breath). Students are also often given creative art initiatives through their therapy sessions. Let’s heal our world, one person and one family at a time.
Self-harm in the form of cutting is a growing trend among teen girls (and some boys) in America. A dangerous response to stress, emotional issues, and perhaps even ADHD, cutting can be a sign that you or your loved one needs serious help.