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Nature is Medicine — Even for Indoors-y Types. Let Us Count the Ways.

By Ryan Walton | July 29, 2021

Research has shown that nature is indeed a form of medicine and contributes to what Deschutes Wilderness Therapy is today. However, for those who are less inclined to seek nature — even during a pandemic, getting those benefits may seem out of reach. These people may have bad memories of camping/hiking expeditions gone sideways and ongoing challenges…


What is Anxiety Disorder and What It’s Not. Know When Your Teen Needs Treatment.

By Ryan Walton | June 28, 2021

Identifying anxiety in your troubled teen may not be a straightforward assessment.


Canine Therapy Is Helping Youth Overcome Pandemic Events

By Ryan Walton | June 1, 2021

Prior to the introduction of therapy dogs, kids weren’t sharing their emotions. Now, with canines they are talking about their feelings.


In Their Words

By Ryan Walton | May 5, 2020

The most frustrating thing is getting people to understand where you are at. Physical disease is much easier for people to empathize with.


Wilderness Therapy – The Modern-Day Hero’s Journey

By Ryan Walton | April 24, 2020

Trauma disrupts our story. A traumatic event is remembered as a singular experience. Think of it as a skip in a record.


Distance and Education

By Ryan Walton | March 31, 2020

We have a strong focus on fundamentals like Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely (SMART) goals and teaching executive functioning skills that bolster classroom behaviors.

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