Camp Resilient has attracted practioners in the following fields and plans to offer these programs and more to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients:
- Mindfulness and Coping Skills for reductions in anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. Mindfulness is the practice of noticing– your environment, thoughts, body sensations, and feelings in the here and now. Through building awareness and simply noticing what is happening internally, it creates an emotional change instead of being trapped by automatic responses. Mindfulness can be used to identify unhelpful automatic thought patterns, and replace them with thoughts and are both true and helpful. Mindfulness is also the practice of noticing the breath. Specific types of breathing can activate the relaxation response which can counteract the harmful effects of stress.
- Walk and Talk Therapy – therapy while walking in nature. Walking in nature can be a more comfortable, non-threatening way to discuss thoughts and feelings while engaging in reflection, gaining coping skills and processing. Doing therapeutic interventions outdoors where the fresh air, sound of the leaves under your feet, smells of the pine trees and other sensations aid in the practice of mindfulness and awareness building. Also, walking in nature while talking to a therapist can be a more enjoyable and emotionally comfortable than sitting on the couch.
- Equine Assisted Therapy – Hippotherapy is a form of occupational, physical, or speech therapy utilizing the unique aspects and movements of the horse to engage sensory, neuromotor, and cognitive systems to reach functional outcomes.
- Sexual Assault therapy – Partnering with V.O.I.C.E.S Camp Resilient will help “empower, support, and renew hope of sexual assault victims through holistic, wellness, and therapeutic support. Allowing them to find their voice, as they take the healing journey from a victim and become a survivor.”
- Recreation Therapy – There is ample data supporting the value of recreational activity in our lives. Recreation as a therapy bringing the value of play and fun to an entire family is particularly beneficial during a period of change and transition. When a Veteran has a disability, finding adaptive opportunities through mountain biking and hiking can reunite families in the outdoors and provide a space to address mental fitness and trauma.
- Yoga is the science of achieving optimal health on all levels: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
- Forest Therapy or Forest Bathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, or the “rest-and-digest” state that is the body’s optimal state for healing and protects the body against stress.
- Therapeutic Horticulture – Mental health programs conducted in a garden setting have been shown to decrease depression and anxiety, increase attention and self-esteem, reduce stress, improve sleep, and provide a feeling of connectedness to nature and enjoyment of the outdoors.
- Writing Workshop – Explore how writing can help you think about where you are and where you would like to go. Learn how to start to write for yourself or for other readers. Tips on journaling, article and book writing, and the publishing process. Led by an award-winning author, with deep experiences helping new writers become published. You have a story.
- Om Shanti Sound Healing – The most basic element of the human being is the cell, and the simplest way of communicating with the cells are through vibration. The vibrations from sound bowls slow down breathing, heart rate, and produce an overall sense of calm and well-being, while the vibrations massage every cell in your body.
- Mindful Eating – eating is the very beginning of robust digestion, nutrient absorption, gut health and weight management. Its downstream effects make a significant impact in mental health through the “feel good” hormones produced in the gut, and the constant communication between gut and brain through the vagus nerve.