Bush Adventure Therapy

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Bush Adventure Therapy  (BAT) uses a combination of individual counselling, group work, physical challenges, and natural environments to promote motivation and healthy life changes.

BAT is known as a strength-based approach. This means attention is given to building people’s self-determination and strengths. It’s based on a philosophy and a way of viewing those taking part as resourceful and resilient in the face of adversity.

BAT works because:

Separation from technology creates space to form authentic relationships

Patterns seen at home emerge in the field; through these insights, therapists help students move through the stages of change

Living with the basics requires a self-reliance to build confidence that lasts a lifetime

Living in Nature develops resiliency, resourcefulness, and accountability

Experiential lessons involve students in the therapeutic process and assist them in developing appropriate tools to cope with stress

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This approach safely removes the young person from unhealthy systems, peer groups, substances and technology and places them in the restorative energy of Nature with a solid team of professional support.

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