Adventure Therapy in the News

Ep20. A conversation with DB I really want to do this!

“Life is about moving forward without really knowing the destination. Life is about discovering the path as we go. Not wandering blindly, but in truth, none of us really knows where it will end up” – “We learn so well when we are slightly uncomfortable, when we’re being pushed by a good coach, or mentor, or when in situation that have the potential for failure. And failure is so much more effective in teaching than success. It’s tough to nail down where we succeeded, but it’s usually very obvious to see where we fail” – “The truth of adventure is rain, heat, uncertainty, danger, but that is exactly what life really is. The problem with insulating against natural consequences is that we don’t learn limits, and we don’t learn how far we actually could go. So possibilities are also blunted” – “If we all expect the identified leader to do everything for us, the trip doesn’t go very well. But we all start adding in our pieces, and taking responsibility, all of a sudden the worse trip is still really good” – “Adventure based parenting revitalizes relationships, it motivates active lifestyles, and it fosters long term family connections” – DB’s song is “Ain’t no grave” by Crooked Still – Follow backcountry professor on YouTube

In the News

Research Articles

From time to time, I’ll post articles on the subject of wilderness, adventure, or outdoor therapy. A decade ago, my life was inundated with constant literature review as I was a doctoral student at that time. The amount of positive research, and press, that Adventure Therapy has garnered over the years would certainly astound those for whom traditional practice seems the ONLY method…

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