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"Many Trails students struggle with anxiety, transitions, and confidence. An outdoor therapy experience undoubtedly opens a child’s mind to self-awareness and change, but many outdoor therapy programs do not challenge the teen’s structure, setting, and team leadership in order to solidify the teens new coping skills.

At Trails, we understand that “success” might be limited to a student’s particular experience in a setting or with specific team members. In order to create lasting change, we purposely incorporate multiple transitional experiences within the program."

http://trailscarolina.com/about-us/our-approach/

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"When young children are neglected in their earliest relationships, usually with their parents, they can form attachment issues. These issues stem from feeling repeatedly abandoned, isolated, and uncared for. Often, this comes as the result of living in poor conditions at a young age. Many children who have been adopted from foreign countries where they have been mistreated and placed in orphanages develop attachment issues. For parents with newly adopted children, these attachment issues can be stressful and emotionally trying. It’s hard to know whether your efforts to connect with your child are worth it, especially because your child with attachment issues can’t give you the emotional feedback you’re expecting. But don’t be too worried - with time and patience, you and your child can work through their attachment issues."

http://blogs.trailscarolina.com/safety-comfort-tips-parents-children-attachment-issues/

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"Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental disorder present within the general population. As a teen, having control over your emotions can be difficult, especially if you are an anxious teen. Typical symptoms of an anxious teen include increased worrying, tension, tiredness, and fear.

These symptoms in teens often prevent them from living normal lives and keeping up with their everyday routines. It can be detrimental to their success in school and on their relationships with their peers.

Trying to stay calm is usually a helpful tactic for an anxious teen, but it is often easier said than done. A recent article by Psychology Today suggests tips on how to help anxious teens remain calm."

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“We walked through the woods and were just able to absorb what was surrounding us: the beauty of nature, the beauty of the world, from the smallest details, the pebbles under your feet or the branches and the bark on the trees, to how the air felt and listening to the sounds around us.”

This seemingly easy process has been shown to lower stress, heart rates, blood pressure and improve the immune system--leading to overall better well-being and higher levels of happiness. Essentially, ‘forest bathing’ is just giving your brain a much needed break in a natural environment. You breathe in the clean air, hear the sounds of the forest around you, and just let yourself wander for a bit--there should be no “goal” in mind; it’s not a hike, the only goal, if any, should be to relax and be aware of your beautiful surroundings."

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"When we experience something really intense or scary, that trauma can become a part of us. It stays deep within our bodies. This is why you often see people who have had traumatic experiences struggling with issues like digestive problems, cramping, and asthma. The idea is that there is a very physical symptom to trauma. In order to help students relieve these symptoms, I often utilize somatic experiencing techniques."

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"The classroom curriculum at Trails Carolina includes hands-on lessons from custom-designed citizen science field studies. By employing his collection of creatures such as reptiles, amphibians, insects, arachnids, and Opossums, Steve works to inspire connections between these misunderstood animals and our often misunderstood students."

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"Alcohol use in teens isn’t uncommon. After all, alcohol is the most common substance used among students from 8th to 12th grade. Drinking habits actually form often during this time for many individuals. Of course, parents don’t approve of this behavior usually, but it may be harming our children a lot more than we first realized."

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"Alcohol use in teens isn’t uncommon. After all, alcohol is the most common substance used among students from 8th to 12th grade. Drinking habits actually form often during this time for many individuals. Of course, parents don’t approve of this behavior usually, but it may be harming our children a lot more than we first realized."

http://hubs.ly/H0679Wk0

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"For many 10-14 year olds, the brain is in the middle of a transition period which may hinder their ability to achieve success through traditional therapeutic approaches. Because of this, my colleagues and I have designed a system which distills down broad clinical concepts into something that makes sense to the middle school brain. Through the use of play based activities, we teach clinical concepts to students, sometimes without even realizing they are being taught the concepts. This allows them to absorb information in a way that is much more meaningful to them."

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"For many 10-14 year olds, the brain is in the middle of a transition period which may hinder their ability to achieve success through traditional therapeutic approaches. Because of this, my colleagues and I have designed a system which distills down broad clinical concepts into something that makes sense to the middle school brain. Through the use of play based activities, we teach clinical concepts to students, sometimes without even realizing they are being taught the concepts. This allows them to absorb information in a way that is much more meaningful to them."

http://hubs.ly/H0669vd0
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