Game Transfer Phenomena and Troubled Teens

Game Transfer Phenomena


Game Transfer Phenomena is something troubled teens may suffer from if they are playing video games too frequently.  While this phenomena is a fairly new one, most people would describe it as the habit some teens have of transfereing game experiences they have into real life.  Game Transfer Phenomena can also refer to any residual feelings, thoughts or images that remain after a person is done playing a video game.  These thoughts and images can be difficult for troubled teens to stop imagining, and can be a huge indicator of video game addiction.  This phenomena is difficult to notice affecting your teen, but if you do, or if your teen mentions having this issue to you, it's important to find a way to fix it quickly.  A great way to help your teen overcome this is through wilderness therapy.  Wingate Wilderness Therapy is trained in helping teens with many different mental of behavioral issues, and if you'd like more information about how they can help, contact them today at 1-800-560-1599.

The Benefits of Wilderness Therapy

Wilderness therapy is a new and unique way of reforming troubled teens.  The wilderness itself has proven to be an environment with many relaxing and healing properties.  It can be especially beneficial for troubled teens experiencing Game Transfer Phenomena specifically because Wingate Wilderness Therapy does not allow any sort of technology during the program, or trips into town.  Game Transfer Phenomena can be very distracting and disruptive to regular life functions, so a complete removal from video games in this fashion will be invaluable to their recovery.  Your teen will be completely invested in their recovery, not on video games.  Additionally, the daily tasks that the teens are expected to carry out will serve as a helpful distraction.  They will be in charge of leading hikes, setting up camp, cooking meals, and other duties.  Through doing this, teens also grow in their self-confidence, responsibility, and development of many other positive character traits.  Troubled teens with Game Transfer Phenomena will find the program to be very healing, and will return home with a new perspective.

Choosing Wingate Wilderness Therapy

If the many unique benefits that wilderness therapy offers over other treatment options sound good to you, Wingate Wilderness Therapy could be the perfect place to treat your troubled teen.  The staff of Wingate Wilderness Therapy is fully prepared to take on the issue of Game Transfer Phenomena, as well as many other problems.  If you would like their help, call them today at 1-800-560-1599.


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