Experiential therapy is a powerful tool for addiction recovery. It promotes holistic healing through practical, hands-on activities and helps those in recovery learn and reinforce new skills, express difficult or suppressed emotions, and find inspiration.
The causes of addiction are complex and often deep-rooted. Overcoming them requires a variety of approaches that engage your mind and body so you can rebuild yourself. At Empowered Recovery Center, we offer experiential therapy alongside traditional talking therapies to provide you with the best chance of life-long recovery.
Experiential activities include:
Experiential therapy also helps you reinforce skills you have learned in talking therapies, so they become natural and intuitive. Upon completing treatment, you can apply these skills to everyday situations, including stressful or complicated circumstances.
Experiential activities can also help you rediscover passions, hobbies, and the joys of a sober life. You may be inspired by the breathtaking beauty of nature, by the thrill of a high ropes course, or the creative experience of art and music. These discoveries can motivate you to continue your recovery journey while providing fun, sober activities that keep you away from drugs and alcohol.
At Empowered Recovery Center, we offer dual diagnosis programs to help clients tackle these underlying issues and achieve sustainable, long-term recovery. Experiential therapy can support this process by assisting clients in enjoying positive interactions with the world around them. This experience can provide motivation and energy while helping clients be more open and communicative in other treatment sessions. It can also provide clients with the positivity and mindset they need to open the door to meaningful recovery.
Music also facilitates a different kind of communication from a verbal conversation. When talking, we take it in turns to speak. However, when making music, we communicate simultaneously. Music can help us develop unique bonds with friends and loved ones while expressing emotions that can be difficult to verbalize.
Many experiential activities involve group programming – you may paddle as a team on a white water raft or complete an adventure course together. Participating in activities as a group also offers the chance to develop communication and team-building skills that support your recovery journey. These skills help you build solid and stable support networks that can help you through more difficult times so you can reach your recovery goals.
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