It is a very uncommon, adventure-based therapy used to formulate a different lifestyle.
Lifestyle plays a vital role in crafting our identity. With positive life experiences, new neural pathways are formed in the brain. In wilderness therapy, new and different life experiences and skills are learned. Only by learning new skills, a higher functioning brain can be formed. For this to happen, the subject’s action needs to be changed to a medium where the subject interacts with the surroundings to create a biophilic effect. The basic nature of the human is innative, that is, to get closer to nature. It leads to higher brain function and new neuron connections are formed and synapsis connections are established. If new neurons are not formed, these connections are lost.