“Awakening moments” are those pivotal moments that shape a person’s paradigm and changes the direction of their life. These life changing moments happen every day in the Outback wilderness for staff, students and therapists. While these moments are often small, they have big impacts on the lives of those experiencing them.
These awakening moments are the foundation of Outback.
Field staff team member Louree shares a story about the girls group at Outback during a therapy assignment. After creating a grave site symbolizing where their life was leading them, the girls made realizations about their lives and how they needed to deal with their teen drug abuse, suicidal thoughts and troubling behaviors. The sun and moon converged the the right moment, symbolically teaching about new life and new days.