What Is Wilderness Therapy & How Can It Help You
This practice is called
outdoor adventure therapy, outdoor behavioral healthcare, or wilderness therapy, and it’s defined as the use of outdoor experiences and activities to kinesthetically engage people on cognitive, behavioral, and somatic levels, explains
Christine Lynn Norton, PhD, LCSW, associate professor in the school of social work at Texas State University, San Marcos. “It’s that use of nature, the group challenge and adventure, mindfulness, and a therapeutic relationship, that all kind of come together to really help the client feel improved.”