Students

Is a Gap Year Right for me? How to Know if You Need a Break

By Greg Ostler / May 25, 2022

Taking a gap year can be a stressful decision, whether you need a break for mental health reasons or just time to reset. It is important to plan out what you are going to do during your time off so it can be both productive and enjoyable. If you are considering taking a gap year…

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How to build a lifelong, healthy relationship with food and nutrition

By Elyssa Pattillo / May 9, 2022

When it comes to food and nutrition, have you ever felt like you are living inside a never-ending, ever-exhausting hamster wheel? Maybe you feel like you are constantly changing what you eat, constantly fluctuating in weight, never enough energy to be as active as you’d like?  You are not alone. Many people are affected by…

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What is Rehab for Depression?

By Greg Ostler / May 4, 2022

Depression is a complicated disease that affects each person differently. With more than 17.3 million people suffering from the disease in the United States, it is no wonder people are trying to find new ways to help those struggling with depression. There is no cure for depression, and although medication and therapy help many people…

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Masterclass: How to Escape the Dieting Hamster Wheel, Why the Non-Diet Approach Works

By Rachael Colacino / May 3, 2022

Have you ever felt like you live inside of a dieting hamster wheel? Have you experienced that feeling of never quite being enough, and never meeting the body image ideals that our society places on us? Join Embrace’s Lead Dietitian, Elyssa Pattillo, MHS, RD, LDN, as she uncovers the truth about dieting and explores the…

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Three Simple Ways to Incorporate Movement into Your Life

By Avery Campbell / January 20, 2022

At any given moment, countless people all over the world make a promise to themselves to begin prioritizing fitness and health moving forward. Unfortunately, they often do so by setting lofty goals accompanied by rigid, restrictive ways of achieving them. On top of that, these so-called goals are often dictated by unreliable sources.  When it…

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Your Challenge Your Choice

Webinar: Your Challenge, Your Choice

By Rachael Colacino / January 7, 2022

Join Executive Director Greg Ostler, LCSW, LCAS, and Program Director, Emma Mooney, BS, as they explain how Skyterra Embrace challenges young adults to grow into their independence. Greg and Emma bring their experience from wilderness therapy to Embrace’s unique model of Therapeutic Wellness to help students tap into their own strengths and gain the skills…

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Adulthood

Webinar: How Therapy and Wellness Can Offer a Boost into Adulthood

By Rachael Colacino / January 7, 2022

Join Jennifer Negron, Skyterra Embrace Clinical Director, to learn how to use healthy routines and habits to launch young adults into independence.

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Webinar: How to Reset Your Relationship with Food

By Rachael Colacino / January 7, 2022

Elyssa Patillo, Skyterra Embrace’s Registered Dietitian, takes you through the approach to nutrition that students learn at Embrace, and how they reframe their relationship with food.

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Failing College? A Healthy Break Can Be of Lifelong Value

By Jennifer Negron / December 14, 2021

College can be both an exciting and stressful time in your life. You are successful in graduating high school and decide to pursue higher education full time in hopes of obtaining a college degree. Beginning your college career is your first extended time away from home and first taste of independence. You likely experience a…

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So You’re Not Ready for College? Think About These Options.

By Jennifer Negron / December 14, 2021

Thinking about the future can be daunting for high school seniors and other young adults. If you’re anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed about upcoming life decisions, you’re not alone.  Many young adults feel immense pressure from friends, family and society in general to go off to a four-year university. Although well meaning, people in your life…

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