Beyond being a college preparatory residential therapeutic school for girls, Greenbrier Academy for Girls is a place for young women to develop a positive identity. One of the components we use to accomplish this is within our signature programs. Building self esteem in troubled teen girls can be difficult, but with our unique model, the girls are able to learn more about themselves and what is ultimately most important to them. At our girls boarding school, students leave with an internal compass that can guide them confidently throughout life’s challenges.
Adolescence is a tender time of self-discovery. It’s a time when all girls are able to take a look deep within and begin paving their own successful pathway through life. Our therapeutic boarding school gives the girls a meaningful sense of self, a feeling of self-worth, leadership skills and most importantly a strong understanding of what it is to be a fundamental part of their community as a whole.
Community at All Girls Boarding School
Resident activities begin in the Residential student life. The girls spend a large amount of their time here and are encouraged to bring their innate gifts and challenges to support and be supported by the community. Here, girls interact with their fellow students, engaging in various activities and participating in different student-run clubs that further the Greenbrier goals of personal growth.
Adventure Therapy for Troubled Girls
Experiencing adventure is a key component in discovering self, instilling a thrill and passion for the life you lead. The excursions at Greenbrier are engaging and there is generally a great deal of enthusiasm and excitement anticipating them. Almost weekly, there are activities to look forward to (largely depending on the weather). Examples are white water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, rappelling, spelunking, skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking, boating, fishing and hiking.
Sports Build Teen Self Esteem
Sports are a wonderful way for the girls to experience friendly competition, challenge their drive for success as well as strengthen the importance of teamwork to achieve these goals. This is also a great way to instill in the girls the importance of staying active and healthy. Principally depending on the girls’ interests, sports games that girls can join in on are volleyball, soccer, badminton, kickball, etc. Additionally, some student-run clubs focus directly on a specific sport such as the Cross-Country Team.
Equine Therapy and Teen Girls
Greenbrier uses equine therapy as an integral part of what we wish to accomplish with the girls here. Equine Therapy is offered to every student and going even further we offer a riding and dressage program. The therapeutic and personal growth is enhanced by the importance of relationship and understanding between the girls and the horses. The girls will begin to see the importance of positive communication, cooperation, trust, honesty, anger management and other important life skills. Learn more on our approach to Equine Therapy by clicking here.
Helping the girls to develop virtuous relationships with others and themselves is extremely important to developing meaning and purpose in life. Allowing them the opportunity to actively partake in charitable activities with organizations such as:
- Habitat for Humanity,
- Food for Children,
- Bethlehem Farms,
- Hospitality House
- and Walk for Breast Cancer
helps the girls to shed a focus primarily focused on self and see themselves as a component of a larger whole – the big picture starts to come into focus. This is where they can develop a sense of place and belonging; thus creating a more positive self perception.
How to Help a Teenage Girl with Low Self Esteem
Our therapeutic boarding school for girls helps troubled girls become well-rounded young women and transform their low self esteem to realize their innate value and worth. They help develop an excitement for life that may have been lacking in less hope filled times. Incorporating these outlets and integrating them into our objectives within our therapies and academics creates a sound approach to healing and growth.
Greenbrier Academy for Girls is proud to be a respected therapeutic boarding school for girls and would love to provide these opportunities to your daughter, as well.
If your teen daughter is struggling with low self esteem, give us a call today at 877-788-8422