Art & Wellness

Art in the wilderness provides a non-verbal outlet of expression that aids in non-threatening communication and can provide a tangible product for exploration. Art created in the wilderness setting can be a different kind of forum for communication and a platform for interaction with the natural surroundings. Various projects can provide an increased exploration of core issues and aid in breaking down barriers to change. Art can increase communication, self-discovery and personal growth.
Art projects may be created individually and in groups, such as collages, photography, drawing, mask-making, poetry, sculpture, bead-making, body tracing, journal-making, and nature sculptures.

Body/Somatic Awareness

New Vision Wilderness emphasizes individual healing through the mind, body, and spirit connection. NVW utilizes mind and body work to heal trauma victims, create additional coping techniques, and further connect the physical self with core emotional release. Body and Somatic Awareness or Yoga programs are available to NVW students for individual study and mastery. Stretching and guided visualizations are incorporated into the group milieu and structured by our field instructors or therapists. The collaborative approach to healing allows participants to thrive and explore growth while addressing multiple intelligences including physical awareness.