Deschutes Wilderness Therapy Blog

Recent Blog Posts

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.


Revising The Student-Teacher Dynamic

By Ryan Walton | April 18, 2016

How students show up to school reflects how students show up to life and at DWT we use relationships to foster the change in how students show up.

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