Reinforcing steadiness and calm
Life on the farm is about being responsive to the world around you
While enrolled at Confluence, participants spend about half of their time living on the Farm. As part of the therapeutic experience, individuals partake in the activities of the small homestead. On the land, participants reconnect with themselves by slowing the pace of life and contributing to their own sustenance and nourishment.
The picture is more than a quaint retrospective. The agrarian setting facilitates change. Through routine and rhythm participants learn to pace the ebbs and flows of their emotional experiences. The tranquility helps participants declutter anxious, depressed and reactive minds. The work provides a sense of accomplishment needed to repair fractured self-esteem. These are essential elements to healing.
The agrarian setting offers a visceral interface with these elements ––amplifying their impact on the individual.