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Are you on the fence about seeking help for behavior, mood, or other issues that are impacting your life? Maybe you’re not sure that looking into a therapeutic wilderness program is the right step for you?
Feeling wary or being cautious is understandable and normal. It is a big step to reach out for help, especially when we’re not sure of the outcome. Before you make any decisions, here are some things you should know about the many benefits of therapy. Research has shown that participating in psychotherapy often brings about increased peace of mind and clarity to individuals affected by difficult, stressful life events.
Taking the opportunity to explore negative emotions and thoughts can result in a sense of catharsis or release.
Additionally, confronting negative thoughts and emotions allows us to explore alternate, healthier ways of thinking and feeling.
Professional feedback can be invaluable when you’re trying to set and work toward goals. Have you ever lost motivation halfway through a project, and wished you knew how to get it back? Experts can help with learning how to self-motivate.
Moreover, mental health experts have the knowledge and tools that you can use to make positive changes and learn how to make them stick.
Research has demonstrated that participating in just one therapy session has the power to significantly reduce symptomatic behavior.
One study revealed that up to 65% of individuals who participated in one to seven psychotherapeutic sessions experienced significant symptom relief.
There are as many ways to self-treat as there are people in the world. Unfortunately, too often the ways in which we seek to alleviate stress or manage our mood is not only unhelpful, it can serve to make our situation even worse.
In the end, you don’t have to go it alone if you are looking for help in dealing with life’s challenges. In this case, the wise saying, “No man is an island,” really is true!
RedCliff Ascent is a therapeutic wilderness program, nestled between two mountain ranges in the high desert of Enterprise, UT. We focus on adolescents ages 13-17 who are struggling with various challenges from anxiety and depression, to school abandonment and the need to reconnect with their family. With over 25 years of experience, RedCliff uses a relational model and narrative therapy to drive an outcome and an evidence-based approach. RedCliff Recovery offers an experience like no other through a proven, 12-step, adventure-based wilderness program. For more information, call us today: 801-921-8488.