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Stories from the Field: Mental Health and the Outdoors

Oct 11, 2022

Bob Hennen is a primary therapist at Blue Ridge Wilderness Therapy's Emerald Arrow, a young adult wilderness program in Georgia.  Bob shares his unusual journey into the field, how wilderness therapy helps young people struggling with substance use disorder and how he approaches treatment from a relational perspective. Bob reveals that he initially had concerns about working in wilderness therapy and how those concerns changed after working in the field. Bob discusses why wilderness therapy is so effective for young adults and shares a story about a recent young adult graduate of Emerald Arrow.

We want to thank the sponsors of Season 14 Brightstone TransitionsPoint School, and Wisdom Ranch.   Season 14 focuses on young adult programs.