As a complementary treatment approach at Avatar, adventure or wilderness therapy is practiced to increase the brain’s functioning, reduce stress, anxiety, and control the destructive habits of individuals.
When patients are exposed to the dynamic green spaces and indulged in challenging outdoor activities, they start experiencing the positive impacts of a supportive environment that boosts their sense of awareness, adaptation, and endurance. Avatar has teamed up with well-seasoned and licensed therapists who are specialized in professional wilderness outdoor therapy programs.
Although traditional individual or group therapy can be constructive, individuals are not always motivated to cooperate by offering relevant information. Many therapists agree that wilderness treatment programs, comprised of several individuals, field staff, and mental health professionals, provide an environment conducive to self-disclosure.
Moreover, exposure to the natural environment prompts positive behavioral changes and social skills, helps identify and hones the client’s unique skill set, and instills values.