“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.
Louree, staff member at Outback Therapeutic Expeditions shares a story of a teen girl who was very upset to be at a wilderness therapy program. She resisted the program initially and took out her anger on Louree. At a turning point, she came to realize how much Louree cared for her and was there, along with the rest of the staff, to help her overcome her problems with drugs and depression.