Deschutes Wilderness Therapy Blog

Recent Blog Posts

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.


The Walk

By Ryan Walton | November 18, 2019

Young adults come from all over the country to Deschutes Wilderness Therapy. All with the intention of healing from the traumas of their past.


Wilderness Success Stories: A Conversation with Max

By Ryan Walton | July 9, 2018

Max enrolled at our New Visions Wilderness Bend location in the spring/summer of 2014. He took a moment to chat with us about his time in wilderness therapy and a snapshot of what his life looks like today.


Cultivating Compassion to Create Greater Connection

By Ryan Walton | June 12, 2018

Our world has never been more connected. We connect with each other via our phones, social media, instant messaging, facetime – whenever we want, wherever we want.

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