Arizona wilderness therapy is to treat patients with depression, self-harming behaviors, substance or drug abuse; young adults/adolescents with eating disorders, suicidal intentions or cutting ideation. This therapy also helps people who have poor social skills, school failures, lack of self-regulation or ethical identity.
Their services are mostly directed towards adolescents and young adults. The patients are mostly who have behavioral concerns or adjustment difficulties. There are also patients, who have mood and attachment disorders.
After the therapy:
Most of the participants find the Arizona wilderness therapy as self-explorative and has a positive effect on them. It helped them learn independence, awareness, being patient and be self-dependent.
Results also show that the participants continue to show positive outcomes even after a year of the program.
Post the program, the participants may be transferred to a therapeutic boarding school or their home. There are also options of young programs.
The program works the best when the parents of the patient wrong with the patient are willing to be actively involved.
The Sinagua Walking
Since 1960, the founders have been involved in helping youth and young adults learn the nuances of life through this experience.
The wilderness is an important place to learn, ponder, study, examine one’s life and pray.
The word “sinagua” means “without water.” The Sinagua Walking is achance for young adults who look for happiness to fill their souls. It is for individuals who are 18+ years old and have the below concerns:
- Substance and/or alcohol abuse/dependence
- Eating disorders
- Suicidal ideation
- Bi polar
There are three parts of Sinagua Walking.
- Rabbitstick Walking
- DawnStar Walking
- Badgerstone Walking
ANASAZI is also a wonderful place for a young walker where they can discover God. They learn that a broken soul can only be mended by God. To behind the old and begin afresh, each walker need the guidance and support from the volunteers. They are also told how they can help the society. They are taught to give back to the society.
ANASAZI has the highest standard of confidentiality. The personal information is kept locked and is not used in any other way apart from helping the walker. Proper screening is required to join the program. The safety is utmost important and a professional staff is available round the clock for the users. It also offers intervention training for parents and professionals.