Wilderness Protocols

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Each treatment and operational protocol at Medicine Wheel is based on this crucial question, “What is the therapeutic value?” That question also explains why we do not offer high adventure recreational types of activities.

A young adult on developmental hiatus does not struggle with a lack of entertainment in his life. What he lacks is the ability to master the mundane responsibilities that come with school, work, and family relationships.

At Medicine Wheel, the goal is to help clients find meaning in those daily activities, rather than search for an outside “thrill.”  A typical day will include hiking, learning and practicing wilderness survival skills such bow/drill fire making, orienteering, botanical identification, journaling, and low-impact camping.

Each of these activities is part of a sophisticated clinical approach to therapy. Our model combines clinicians with solid therapy backgrounds and the ability to build positive relationships with clients with an understanding of how to use the wilderness environment to assess and treat.

Please explore our website or call an admissions counselor at (800) 898-1244 for additional information about how Medicine Wheel at RedCliff can help.

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