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Shining a Light on Codependency and Narcissism

By Deschutes Wilderness Therapy | August 4, 2022

The conversation around codependent and narcissistic behavior has gained popularity over the last decade. A stereotype is that codependent equals ‘needy.’ However, codependency and narcissism are similar in that they are both driven by need, albeit in different ways. We will discuss their similarities and differences and how they can present in family, partner, and…

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The Drama Triangle – What is It and How You Can Shape Healthy Relationships

By Deschutes Wilderness Therapy | June 29, 2022

You’ve probably experienced and or stepped out of a drama triangle at least once. This blog will explain the drama triangle and how you can form healthier relationships. What is a Drama Triangle? The term Drama Triangle is a concept that Psychologist Stephen Karpman introduced in 1968.It is also known as the ‘Victim Triangle’ and…

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Inner Child Wounds

By Deschutes Wilderness Therapy | May 11, 2022

Healing Your Inner Child Wounds Can Support Your Growth as a Family Most people wouldn’t claim their childhood was perfect. Almost everyone has at least some emotional inner child wounds. Some wounds occur from one humiliating experience, or a notable instance of broken trust, for example. How deep your inner child wounds are, depends on…

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Parenting: How to Let Go – Even When It’s Hard

By Deschutes Wilderness Therapy | April 7, 2022

As parents, you want your child to be healthy, joyful, safe, and successful. What that means to you and how you strive to support your child in these ways can have the opposite effect. It can be challenging! Sometimes when a parent attempts to direct these outcomes for their son or daughter, it’s because of…

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Self-Care  Isn’t Selfish

By Deschutes Wilderness Therapy | March 1, 2022

Self-care after 2020 has taken on new meaning and importance. Many practices before the pandemic still apply, a few others, not as much. Strict time-keeping to a workout or meditation at 5 am may not make as much sense for those of us who continue to work/school from home or do some hybrid of both.…

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Processing Parental Grief: When the Concept of a ‘Normal’ Family is Shattered

By Deschutes Wilderness Therapy | February 4, 2022

As parents, you may have held a standard of what you want or hoped for your family. You had a pretty clear idea of how you’d like your family to grow together. Having a child or children with mental health challenges can turn your expectations on its head. There is nothing shameful about the grief…

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