Adventure Therapy uses exciting physical challenges in an outdoor setting to elicit personal transformation. At Newport Academy, Adventure Therapy activities include rock climbing, paddle boarding, surfing, hiking, ropes course, and kayaking (depending on treatment location). Trained professionals facilitate all activities. This escape from the daily turmoil of the day to day life can be especially therapeutic for adolescents. In addition to developing new skills, teens are required to stretch their limits and work through discomfort. As a result, they gain confidence and learn to have fun while in recovery. This form of experiential therapy may be a form of social experience that your teen can benefit from.
Adventure Therapy includes time for journal reflections, community building, and relationship exploration. During Adventure Therapy sessions, adolescents face challenges as they work to move outside of their comfort zones. In addition, we encourage them to practice survival skills, work as a group, and build self-esteem.
Adventure Therapy provides teens with a safe setting in which to practice decision-making and problem solving as well as collaboration—while discovering new strengths, building peer relationships, and finding a new, stronger sense of self.
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Certified yoga instructors facilitate our weekly Yoga Program, which includes up to six classes per week. Classes encourage self-reflection and awareness in a supportive group setting.