Experiential therapy, which was developed in the 1970s, is a therapeutic approach that encourages patients to identify and address hidden or subconscious issues through a range of active experiences. There are many benefits of experiential therapy, including the ability for the therapist to observe the client in action rather than just during talk therapy. During this time, clients are often less guarded and more authentic, which helps facilitate the therapy process. Experiential therapy isn’t just one type of therapy but a category that includes adventure therapy, recreation therapy, Equine Interaction Experience, and expressive arts therapy.
At English Mountain Recovery, our activity therapy staff has more than 25 years of experience. We have over a dozen of low ropes courses — some of which are permanently set up outdoors and some portable to be able to do the activity indoors in inclement weather. We use the low ropes courses as a tool in assisting our clients to rebuild their self-worth, while learning how to deal with frustration, stress and anger appropriately. Our low ropes course also helps our clients to:
Research suggests that experiential therapy, and specifically adventure therapy like low ropes, offers clients in recovery from addiction benefits in the following areas:
At English Mountain, we have seen firsthand the value of experiential therapy as well as other holistic modalities of therapy to enhance and improve the recovery of our clients. To inquire about our unique rehab program, call today: (877) 459-8595.