Our mission is to help young adults overcome emotional and behavioral challenges in order to launch themselves successfully into a productive and happy adulthood.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the “backbone” of the Red Mountain program. While we engage in many practicalities such as teaching our students life skills, helping them achieve financial independence, and recovering from emotional issues, all of these activities take place in the space created by mindfulness.
Mindfulness is an ancient practice which achieves cutting-edge results. Through the simple act of noticing – becoming mindful of habitual thoughts and patterns – students learn to interrupt their self-destructive patterns of thought and behavior, and re-wire the brain to pause before acting and make better choices.
This is achieved through seated meditation; moving meditations such as martial arts, Yoga, hiking and other adventures; and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Our students often “catch” themselves before engaging in a non-working behavior, and are able to make healthier choices due to the power of mindfulness.
Our graduates embody accountability, dignity, open-mindedness, curiosity, serenity, and strength of character. They are strong in their recovery from the issues that brought them into treatment, respectful of themselves and others, self-confident, generous, and engaged. They have established goals and are clear on how to reach them, are strong and healthy in mind, body and spirit, have healed their interpersonal relationships, and are engaged in positive activities and choices on a daily basis.
What Makes Us Different
Our program is intentionally built to provide opportunities that can be used as learning experiences to set our students up to be prepared for life after treatment. We want them to have the opportunity to make mistakes, take accountability, learn from their mistakes, and make better choices. Our mindfulness principles gleaned over decades of study and teaching our founders engaged in during their own healing journeys sets us apart from other transitional programs.
The most significant by-product of our mindfulness-based approach is the way our students change from the inside out. Our students graduate ready to live life on life’s terms, and ready to create a vision and manifest that vision for their lives. Through their experiences here, they’ve learned to manage increasing freedom, trust, community connection, and responsibility. Students leave our programs confident in their abilities and ready to live their best possible life.