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Outdoor Therapy: The Answer to Help Your Stugglig Child

Outdoor Therapy: The Answer to Help Your Stugglig Child

At Pacific Quest, we understand how difficult and unsure this time must be for you and your family. It’s important to remember you are not alone. There are a plethora of issues kids face today like bullying, social and educational pressures, as well as anxiety and depression. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to helping your child, but thankfully there is hope with outdoor therapy programs at Pacific Quest.

What is Outdoor Therapy?

Outdoor therapy, also commonly referred to as wilderness therapy, is the practice of healing through nature. While other types of therapies may use humiliation, harsh punishments and medicating to treat behavioral issues, outdoor therapy stems from the belief that in order to combat social stressors and other issues, one must return to nature.

There are lots of different types of wilderness therapy programs, such as rigorous mountain climbs, desert training programs, rope courses, and more. While a lot of these programs try to physically and mentally test their students’ limit, Pacific Quest believes in the importance of compassion for rehabilitation. This is why we center our program on horticultural therapy.

How Does Pacific Quest Incorporate Outdoor Therapy?

Pacific Quest utilizes a neurodevelopment approach to treating your child’s unique issues. Our programs are built on client-centered treatment models that combine evidenced-based outdoor therapy with other wellness centered programs to build healthy habits and a deep sense of community. Through working in our organic garden, regular therapy sessions with clinically trained specialist, and creating healthy routines, your child will take on responsibility and find a sense of purpose.

Our outdoor therapy program is truly revolutionary in that it actively incorporates both medical and wellness professionals working with primary care providers, family members, and educational consultants in order to create specific plans for your child’s treatment. Our organic garden and farm is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, which provides both a secure location for healing, and numerous ways for your child to reconnect with nature. Often, we will hold therapy sessions while sea kayaking, practicing horticultural therapy in our garden, and “unplugging” from electronic devices.

Profiles of Young Adults Who Benefit From Pacific Quest’s Outdoor Therapy:

You may be wondering if Pacific Quest is a good fit for your struggling child or young adult. We have complied a list of different student profiles to help you get a better idea of the issues we specialize in treating with our wilderness therapy and outdoor therapy program. Take a peak below:

  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Self-Image Issues
  • Lack of Motivation
  • School Struggles
  • And More

While we specialize on helping our students while they are here, our help extends beyond that care. We work alongside educational consultants, help bridge relationships between students and parents, and continue to offer support and community for alumni. See a complete list of student profiles who do and don’t benefit from outdoor therapy.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Pacific Quest and Outdoor Therapy For Your Child

  1. Development of healthy habits and routine.
  2. A compassionate approach to helping heal your struggling teenager.
  3. Both medical and wellness professionals for overall wellbeing.
  4. Healthier alternative to harsh or overly medicated treatment programs.
  5. A deeper, renowned sense of purpose.

Learn more about the skilled team who work at Pacific Quest. Take a minute to check out video FAQs from our directors to get an in-depth look at our policies and practices.

Contact Us Today

Don’t wait for problems to get worse, contact us today to see how outdoor therapy can help your child. To learn more about us contact us with any of your questions and to set up a consultation on our office line, 808-937-5806, or email us.

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