Greg Ostler

Three Myths About Skyterra Embrace, Debunked!

By Greg Ostler / September 24, 2021

The programs available to help young adult women are often as unique as their situation, making the programs a target for misperceptions. There’s a lot to know about Skyterra Embrace. To help provide clarity about what Embrace is, what Embrace does, and who Embrace is for, below are three myths and corresponding truths about the…

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The Next Step: What Comes After Wilderness Therapy?

By Greg Ostler / July 2, 2021

After completing wilderness therapy, many young adult women turn to the therapeutic wellness program at Skyterra Embrace to continue their journey toward a healthy mind, body and spirit. The unique therapeutic wellness program at Skyterra Embrace is designed for young women ages 18 to 29 who desire growth and independence. Parents contact our program to…

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Is Wilderness Therapy the Right Therapeutic Program for Your Young Adult Daughter?

By Greg Ostler / July 2, 2021

At Skyterra Embrace, we often hear from parents who are seeking support for their struggling young adult daughter. Parents who contact our program typically have extreme concern for their young adult daughter and seek expert help for a wide range of difficulties and levels of care.  These challenges are commonly social, emotional, and/or behavioral difficulties…

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Dealing with depression as a young adult is challenging. You’re not alone.

By Greg Ostler / March 19, 2021

What is depression? A major depressive episode is defined as a sustained period of time, two weeks or more, with loss of interest or lack of pleasure in life that affects regular routine or day-to-day functioning.  Typical symptoms of young adult depression can include: Fatigue Feelings of worthlessness Feelings of guilt Difficulty concentrating Inadequate amounts…

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Struggling with difficult family relationship dynamics? You could be part of an enmeshed family.

By Greg Ostler / March 12, 2021

What is enmeshment? Enmeshment is a psychological concept that describes relationships between two or more family members with unclear personal boundaries, often leading to deep emotional pain. Many people don’t realize that they are part of an enmeshed family because it is almost always unintentional. People do realize the deep emotional pain that exists within…

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How to have a healthier relationship with your phone

By Greg Ostler / February 17, 2021

Independence and life as an emerging adult is full of challenges, and there is one constant that remains: technology.  Cell phones are not going away, and technology is taking over our time and attention. Excessive phone use is a problem for many people, both as an addiction and as an impulse control issue. Whether you…

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The 12 Must-Read Books for Parents of Young Adults

By Greg Ostler / February 4, 2021

The key to forming long-lasting relationships with your adult children comes down to something very simple: understanding. Understanding your adult children will open doors to critical conversations and will convey the love and support you want to provide, which your young adult craves. All of us, no matter the age, struggle to connect with others…

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Transitional living: Not a teenager, not an adult

By Greg Ostler / January 4, 2021

The transitional period between being a teenager and being a young adult is inevitable. Usually, that period only lasts a few years. For some young adults, it can last longer…much longer. As students graduate high school or college and work towards independence, there can be barriers to adulthood. Anxiety, depression, self-confidence issues, lacking life skills…

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Residential program: Life at Embrace

By Greg Ostler / January 4, 2021

Students and parents often ask what a typical stay is like at Skyterra Embrace. During a stay at our wellness program, women ages 18 to 29 learn tools and strategies they can immediately apply to daily practice. Students explore nutrition, fitness, life skills, and mental health while challenging the ways in which they have been…

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Independent living: Thriving outside of the nest

By Greg Ostler / January 1, 2021

The comforts of home keep many young adults from leaving the nest. Responsibility doesn’t exist, there are no bills to pay or schedules to follow. There is no stress or anxiety from going to college, dealing with roommates, finding a job, or deciding what other paths to take in life. There’s too much pressure in…

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