Trails Carolina takes a unique approach by integrating hiking, outdoor skills and mindfulness exercises with therapy techniques for maximum effect and to build confidence and self-respect while counteracting low self esteem issues.
Trails prioritizes family involvement through workshops for parents midway through their journey and Family Therapist services to facilitate change within family dynamics. Furthermore, they offer ongoing support after graduation so students can maintain positive changes.
Why Choose Trails Carolina?
Trails Carolina Horror Stories recognizes that treatment centers can only offer teens and adults so much assistance; that is why their wilderness therapy program puts an emphasis on equipping young individuals for life outside the program by equipping them with therapeutic skills and an action plan for using those abilities.
Many parents and participants at Trails Carolina report significant personal growth while in the program, as well as experiencing marked improvements in mental health issues like anxiety and depression that have continued to diminish long after graduation.
Trails Carolina provides families with support and guidance in navigating their transition home, through family therapy sessions and workshops that equip parents with skills for developing stronger bonds with their children, helping to prevent relapse while maintaining positive progress made within our programs.
The Impact of Therapy in the Wilderness
Students learn to tune out external distractions and focus on themselves and their emotional needs, giving them time to gain personal insight, build self-esteem and practice new skills for leading healthier, happier lives.
Therapists report that adolescents tend to respond more positively to therapy in nature compared to traditional treatment programs, because it doesn’t feel like required therapy sessions and often feels more natural and genuine.
Trails Carolina works closely with parents throughout its program to keep them involved with their child’s treatment, including workshops, weekly phone calls with a family therapist and Common Ground experiences. Parents and students report that this approach, combined with wilderness treatment methods, results in long-term positive outcomes for youth. It provides an holistic solution to address underlying issues while creating healthier futures – in short, creating lifelong commitment to mental, physical and emotional wellness.
The Benefits of Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the practice of gently returning one’s attention back to the present moment on an ongoing basis, whether during formal meditation or in daily activities such as driving. Mindfulness can improve emotional regulation, help cope with unpleasant or painful feelings more effectively, strengthen relationships, help alleviate physical health conditions like fibromyalgia and chronic pain, as well as eating disorders; reduce burnout, improve sleep quality and decrease stress – with even some studies showing its ability to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients.
Recent studies demonstrate mindfulness’ effectiveness at relieving anxiety, depression, stress, strengthening immune systems, relieving pain, soothing insomnia and slowing the aging process – it even alters brain structure and function! No wonder mindfulness has gained so much traction and scientific scrutiny in recent years.
The Importance of Confidence
People who exude confidence can create an aura that helps other people feel at ease around them and may help advance their career goals, as they’re likely to apply for positions not advertised and may negotiate salaries more effectively.
Confident people understand that confidence must be earned over time through trial and error. They recognize when they feel timid about trying something new, it’s OK for failures to occur since doing so helps build their proficiency.
Studies conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health revealed that confidence leads to reduced fear, anxiety and self-doubt as well as improved emotional wellbeing and the ability to stand up for yourself when someone treats you poorly. Trails Carolina offers an innovative wilderness therapy program with both outdoor and academic coursework with a trauma-informed holistic approach.