NVW focuses on stabilizing through the nervous system and body, not through words.
“All Trauma is Non-Verbal”
-Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, Body Keeps the Score
The key aspect of traumatized and broken attachment is the experience of powerlessness. At NVW we empower students to manage their inner world to change their outer world.
“We see the World through how we feel”
-Institute of HeartMath
At NVW we strategically heal participants' relationships in a thorough way. We heal and test it on a regular basis through transferable attachment work with canines and safe adult authority figures, such as a therapist or staff members, all in the wilderness treatment program setting.
"Relationship is a matter of survival necessity"
-Amir Levine and Rachel Heller, Attached