Wellness lesson from Dr. BZ, ND

In Dr. Zimmer’s weekly wellness lesson, the group discussed digestion, nutrition- how food is digested, vitamins absorbed, what creates digestive problems such as diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain. The group shared their assignments from the previous week.  They made a menu plan including healthy food with well balanced protein, fat and carbs in each meal. They

Visit to Southern France Youth Institute

For many Pacific Quest students, the chance to grow and learn are best continued separate from their home environment. Students enroll in programs and schools around the country and the world. One of these special places is the Southern France Youth Institute in Villeseque sur Corbieres, France. In October, I visited this wonderful school as

The Long and Winding Road

By Mary Beth Osoro The road was windy. I knew where I wanted to be, but I wasn’t sure how to get there. I was afraid I would get lost, or miss my turn, or just get there so late, no one would be left to greet me. The scenery was beautiful, but I was

PQ announces its new website

Check out the new PQ website!The site offers detailed program information and fantastic pictures that portray the beauty of Hawaii.  Please let us know your feedback if you have any. We are not the only ones talking about PQ launching the new site.  Marketwire has also announced it as well. https://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Pacific-Quest-Wilderness-Therapy-Program-Announces-New-Website-1311636.htm

Frankl Quote

I know it seems like this blog is chock full of Victor Frankl references, but it is only appropriate.  I found it in my search for mindfulness quotes. “Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  in our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Kilauea Volcano actively errupting:)

Many of you have already heard the news reports – A new rift has opened in the Kilauea Volcano crater and lava is spattering out up to 100 ft in the air!  The rift is 2.3 km long located between Pu’u ‘Ō’ō and Nāpau Crater.  This is exciting news to residents and volcanologists on the

Stellar outreach and admissions team!

Pacific Quest welcomes Denise Westman, Outreach Director and Rob Jarrett, Admissions Director Pacific Quest is pleased to welcome Denise Westman, Outreach Director, to our Pacific Quest team. Denise comes to us with extensive experience in admissions and outreach with therapeutic schools. Denise earned a Nursing Degree from Grossmont College and attended Cuyamaca College in San

Have You Heard of Horticulture Therapy?

By Travis Slagle, Horticulture Therapy Director We are proud to announce Pacific Quest wilderness therapy program is now a member of the American Horticultural Therapy Association! AHTA began in 1973 and currently has over 800 members worldwide.  If you are not familiar with Horticultural Therapy, it’s becoming a more recognized field with evidence-based practices that

Young Adults Are Young

Young adults are just that…young. Treating them like children is inappropriate. Treating them like adults is inappropriate. So the question is: how do we appropriately treat them as the young adults they are? The challenge comes in trying to understand where to place our young adults and children and adults given so many extenuating circumstances.

Quality of Care: Behind the Scenes

By Hilary Moses, Therapeutic Program Director Our focus on maintaining a high quality of care is always in motion and is invigorated every Monday morning in a meeting with the field supervisors, the therapeutic program director and the staff supervisor; it also includes a drop in visit from Al, PQ’s RN. During this meeting, the