1. Kaizen Academy and COVID-19 – What You Need to Know

    Here at Kaizen Academy, we help troubled teenage boys to heal and recover from a variety of serious problems, mostly related to sexual behavioral issues. What we do here is very important, and we wouldn’t trade it for the world. But there’s something else that’s very important, something that’s sweeping through the news and public consciousness relentlessly — COVID 19, otherwise known as…Read More

  2. The Mental Benefits of Outdoor Recreation

    If you’ve arrived here at our blog, you’ve likely already seen that our website is decorated all over with pictures of beautiful Utah nature. This isn’t just a superficial choice — at Kaizen Academy, we spend a considerable amount of time outdoors, along with the teenagers who are enrolled with our program. It’s not just because the surrounding scenery is beautiful, but because there are…Read More

  3. Warming Up Your Teenage Son to Therapy

    Life can be a complicated mess of difficult challenges and unexpected setbacks. As we wade through the many obstacles that are thrown our way, it’s easy to feel confused and unsure about a great many things. But as a parent, there’s one thing that you’re always 100% sure of, no matter the situation: you love your child, and you want the very best for them. Unfortunately, this is a fact that…Read More

  4. How Adventures Help Your Mental Health

    Have you ever gone on an adventurous activity outdoors and felt mentally energized afterward? There’s a reason for this — doing fun things outdoors actually has a lot of physical and mental benefits. The satisfaction you feel isn’t just a feeling of “Hey, this is cool,” there are actual things happening in your brain and body that make you feel good. That’s why adventure activities and…Read More

  5. How to Outwit “The Other Guy” Inside

    “I understand there’s a guy inside me who wants to lay in bed, smoke weed all day, and watch cartoons and old movies. My whole life is a series of stratagems to avoid and outwit that guy.” -Anthony Bourdain Motivational quotes speak to everyone in different ways, but we were particularly moved by this one by the late Anthony Bourdain, because there’s an inherent truth in it which applies t…Read More

  6. How Hobbies Help Prevent Destructive Behavior

    “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop” -Common Idiom Consider the quote above. It’s one that you’ve no doubt heard before, even if the wording was slightly different. Regardless of where it came from or the exact phrasing, the point is clear — boredom and idleness can lead to destructive behavior. Not every person will default to bad habits when they’re bored, but it’s a strong temp…Read More

  7. The Sexual Issues That Teenagers Face Today

    At Kaizen Academy, our residential treatment center is home to countless troubled teenage boys who have struggled with sexual behavior problems. While these issues are as old as the human race itself, they tend to change according to the times. Today’s teenagers, growing up in the digital age, face problems that are unprecedented in previous generations. They are constantly bombarded by informat…Read More

  8. Don’t Believe These 4 Myths About Pornography

    It’s quite an undertaking writing a blog post about pornography myths, as there are almost too many to count. Indeed, pornography has become extremely widespread in today’s society. While there are people who indulge in it who live normal and productive lives, the bottom line is that it can be destructive to brain chemistry and one’s sexual psychology. The porn industry would want you to bel…Read More

  9. What is a Residential Treatment Center?

    A residential treatment center is a live-in healthcare facility designed to help patients recover from a variety of different issues from substance abuse to mental illness and behavioral issues. In order to provide each patient with the best care possible, residential treatment centers often focus on a specific set of issues which allow therapists to create a specialized plan for each person enter…Read More

  10. How To Improve Your Child’s Self-Esteem

    Humans experience a range of different emotions throughout their lifetime: happiness, sadness, frustration, anger, fear, disgust, surprise, and more. All of these emotions are perfectly natural as long as they’re in balance. While in moderation, negative emotions like sadness, anger, or frustration can empower us and help us become better versions of ourselves; if we experience too much of these…Read More