We are here to help you launch your life!
Who We Are
Red Mountain Sedona is a transitional program designed to help young adults with behavioral and/or emotional challenges “launch” into fulfilling and productive adult lives located in the majestic beauty of Sedona, Arizona. We are a team of highly trained, experienced, and skilled experts in the field of mindfulness-based young adult treatment.
Red Mountain Sedona is the premier mindfulness-based young adult launch program in the world.
What We Do
Our clients engage in a daily matrix of training the mind, body and spirit using various forms of meditation and mindfulness, martial arts, Yoga, life skills, vigorous physical activity, and individual and group therapy.
We help our clients to:
- Find a genuine joy in their life
- Develop practical skills to handle life’s hurdles
- Realize a unique and empowering purpose for their life.
We help our clients cease from harmful, ineffective, and unproductive behavior, and instead replace these behaviors with healthier habits that effectively instill wisdom, competence, confidence, and self-esteem.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the “backbone” of the Red Mountain program. While we engage in many practicalities such as teaching our clients life skills, helping them achieve financial independence and recovering from emotional issues; each of these activities takes place in the safe and supportive space created by mindfulness.
Mindfulness is an ancient practice with practical and cutting-edge connotations. Through the simple act of noticing – becoming mindful of patterns in thought and behavior – clients learn to:
- Interrupt their self-destructive patterns of thought and behavior
- Re-wire the brain to pause before acting
- Effectively and sustainably make better choices
This is achieved through seated meditation; moving meditations such as martial arts, Yoga, hiking, other outdoor adventures, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Our clients often “catch” themselves before engaging in a non-working behavior, and are able to make healthier choices due to the power of mindfulness.
This makes our program particularly powerful for those who have struggled to maintain progress after engaging in other therapy programs in the past. We can often help clients across the “finish line” where other programs have failed to do so.
Who We Work With
We work with young men and women ages 18 and up who have struggled to gain traction in life. This “failure to launch” could be due to any number of issues such as poor life skills, emotional and behavioral challenges, compulsive behavior, trauma, or even drug and alcohol abuse. Many of our clients have usually completed previous treatment and need help transitioning into a fulfilling and enriching life. Note: having attended a primary treatment facility is definitely not a requirement to enroll.
While engaging in the Red Mountain programing our clients change from the inside out. It is through the clients engagement in mindfulness, physical fitness, fellowship, spiritual and emotional growth, and practice of taking personal responsibility that the individual ultimately creates lasting changes.
Along the way, they gain the many of the following skills: time management, emotional regulation, financial management, determination, physical fitness, healthy eating, academic achievement, and job training. Our graduates are happy, healthy, independent young adults who are ready to thrive and have achieved a track record of success.
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, confident and engaged. The client graduating from Red Mountain Sedona will:
- Have an effective plan to heal their relationships with themselves, family, and loved ones
- Have a plan for their ongoing mental, physical, and spiritual health and growth
- Have gained full-time employment or full-time schooling
- Be self-sufficient with the ability to live outside of their family home
- Have a proper plan to stay healthy and sober
Recent graduates of Red Mountain have received college scholarships, government internships, have typically enrolled in school or working full time, have started fully supporting themselves financially, and even come back to Red Mountain to work with us full-time.
We guide our clients to learn, heal, and grow in a supportive, structured, and caring environment helping them to achieve their full potential.
HEAL - LOVE - GROW
We believe in going much deeper than traditional therapy. While therapy and the 12-steps are extremely important, other modalities are needed to develop the mind, body, and spirit to achieve a life of productive recovery.
We believe in the ability of every person
We believe in the ability of every person to fully recover from trauma, anxiety, depression, and poor choices. Most importantly, we believe in the ability of every person to live an enriching and enjoyable life full of meaning and purpose.
We believe that the wounds and mistakes of the past can be transformed into powerful and supportive energy that can help you build the life you choose for yourself.
We will give you the life skills you need to succeed. We will equip you with the tools you need to “ride the waves” of the emotional ups and downs that are a part of life, without reacting in your old ways. We will help you make better decisions and create a new life path. All of these things will help you generate new hope for your future.
I found Red Mountain to be extremely helpful. I learned to recognize and control my emotions, especially my frustrations, and I learned how to help others work through their stuff as well. I was able to realize a lot of the potential I have, while also challenging myself in ways I didn’t think I could be challenged.
Addiction can be viewed as an exile from one’s self. Healing begins when one returns. What a gift Josh is for those young adults looking to return from exile; to community, to one’s own body and mind and spirit. Over the years that I have known Josh White, he is skilled in holding the space, creating the container from which transformation can take place.
When I started treatment with Josh, I didn’t know what was wrong with me, only that I was depressed, and that I was using drugs and alcohol to escape the pain. Josh taught me how to face the pain and to examine my wounds, so that the healing process could begin.
How do you thank someone for giving your son back? After it became clear that our son’s life in college had spiraled out of control due to drug abuse, we determined that he was beyond his (or our) ability to turn things around. We had him admitted to a well-regarded program and Josh White was assigned to work with him.
Josh has always had the highest ethics and aspiration to help others to learn and grow beyond their self-limiting patterns. I have been struck by his passion for integrating the 12 steps with mindfulness techniques, and the gift he has for helping young addicts to recover through the blending of these modalities.
When we picked up our son and we found a changed young man. He was not defiant or confrontational, he was grateful, open and communicative and he spoke of his commitment to his sobriety and thankfulness for the opportunity.