Here's just a small sampling of the cutting edge approach to therapy Brandon has been researching.

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Functional Action Sport Therapy can  channel self-defeating behavior into a constructive outlet,  strengthen the therapeutic alliance, and increase self-worth. Moreover, clients can quench their physiological predisposition for risk taking behaviors by getting an adrenaline high on organic endorphins—all the while benefiting their physical and mental health. Research shows that physical activity decreases mental health symptoms. The developmental phase of adolescence is challenging, a time to make mistakes, and for pushing the limits (Siegel, 2013). Brymer and Schweitzer (2013) have found that people involved in action sports “have lower anxiety, are more independent and self-assertive and have a higher sense of reality."

 

Please see the linked articles below for more information on FAST in the Seattle area.

http://www.rentonreporter.com/news/extreme-sports-help-teens-overcome-obstacles/
http://www.knkx.org/post/therapist-uses-extreme-sports-treat-mental-illness
https://www.socialworktoday.com/news/enews_0614_1.shtml