As adults we are always trying to make sure that children and adolescence are meeting expectations whether developmental milestones, formation of a strong faith, skill development, and more. No matter what field you are in there is a trend that is in need of recognition. This trend is that only a few people know how … Continue reading A Trend in Youth Work Whether Camp, Ministry, or Therapy
As the Winter Weather continues to barrel down on us in the Northeast I am finding myself wishing that summer would come to the Northern Hemisphere quicker than normal. While looking through photos to use for a new post I found this photo from an Appalachian Trail hike experience a few friends and myself took … Continue reading Life Challenges – AT Trail Experience Revisited
Previously, I have shared that role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons have been shown to be helpful in allowing adolescents to work on their anxiety (see here). Since then I have taken the time to follow up with my own research of what the peer reviewed psychological journals say about the use of role playing … Continue reading Role Playing Games, Family, and the Like: A Brief Follow Up Conversation
What does it mean to have an adventure? There are stories of individuals that go on these marvelous trips around the world that we call adventures. There are also times when we go on extended trips that we consider to be very exciting. Then you have people like me who are interested in the idea … Continue reading Adventure: What does it mean to have an Adventure? and What does it Give Us?
Can games such as Dungeons and Dragons ease adolescent anxiety? Now I have been a Dungeons and Dragons player for awhile now and have even Dungeon Mastered some adventures. This article makes me wonder if this could be applied in an individual, group, or family therapy type of intervention for people who are really imaginative. … Continue reading The Role of Anxiety Master