Outdoor Skills and Adventure. Moving Beyond Dysfunction and Encouraging a Flourishing Life
As I watch students grow and learn, gaining competencies in this beautiful environment I am reminded of the powerfully positive effect this program can have on an individual and their family!
Not your traditional therapy
Teens who attend RedCliff Ascent progress rapidly and thrive. This is called flourishing.Traditional therapy entails sitting in a room and talking about what needs to change. Young people, however, learn much more effectively when they are provided experiences so they can make the connections needed on their own. Now imagine those teaching experiences building one on top of the other. Parents place their child at RedCliff not only to alleviate the suffering their child is experiencing but also because they want their child to flourish in life. Flourishing occurs while being engaged in maturing experiences that bridge the gap between concept and reality. The unique and exciting experiences provided to our flourishing students help them to maintain their clinical momentum. Challenging experiences and memories become the new foundation to support their success at the program and beyond.
Flourishing experiences are carefully thought out and crafted for our RedCliff teens. During their time with us, students are participating in various creative and engaging activities that are both physically and emotionally challenging. These activities are designed to foster feelings of success and achievement which are foundational in order to achieve flourishing. Teenagers at RedCliff will experience backpacking and camping in the backcountry. They will summit mountains and peaks. They will learn skills that foster competence and self-confidence. They will tap into their creativity through the primitive crafts and art they create. In other words, the experiences used at Recliff to propel your teen’s success are also experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their life. These are the kind of experiences that would make a tremendous impact in anyone’s life.
We instill in our students the confidence that they can overcome huge obstacles and that they can celebrate in who they are and what they are made of.
A Pathway to A Successful life
Graduating from RedCliff doesn’t mean your son or daughter will never encounter problems again. Life is unexpected and will throw the occasional curve ball. Through the flourishing process, students gain the perspective and positive experience base needed to know that no matter the challenges that lie ahead, they can persevere and be resilient. Students who begin to flourish do not need the negative behaviors and activities of their past. Once they experience true success and sweetness of accomplishment, there is no looking back.