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Experimential Treatment And Therapy

Getting To Know About Experimential Therapy


It is common to notice many recovering addicts feeling uncomfortable when working through the problems they are facing in a traditional therapy setting. The subject of addiction treatment is viewed differently by experimential therapy, which takes the treatment into the outdoors, the art studio and various other locations.

Experimential Therapy involves getting recovering drug users to engage in activities that can help them to deal with traumatic events in their pasts.

Other recuperating users could feel uneasy speaking to counsellors in a customary therapy environment. Exploratory treatments place recuperating users in the settings wherein they could feel at ease, like in the open area or in a workshop or recording studio.


The idea is handling the repressed emotions with treatments and methods that are not typical.


Regular experimential therapies include:

  • Sculpting
  • Climbing
  • Rope courses
  • Therapy through music
  • Adventure based therapy
  • Game therapy
  • Adventure based counselling

Exploratory treatment is made to aid individuals in recuperation to create a better self-worth through dealing concealed sentiments and previous agonies. By exploratory treatment, a recuperating user would know how to deal with such problem with no need to resort to narcotics for a diversion.


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Treating Dependency With Experimential Therapy

Physically requesting exercises like shake climbing and climbing re-enact genuine worry for recuperating addicts to overcome. The recovering addicts we get an opportunity to learn to cope with everyday stressors such as cravings and substance abuse triggers with the help of experimential therapy.

The disturbances that trigger the addictions are also treated by experimential therapy. It's much easier to avoid a relapse if the other mental health problems are treated together with the addiction.


Experimential Therapy And Methods

In order to work on the unique issues of each addict, the experimential therapy uses specific activities to treat them.

For therapist is easier to study the addicts when they are going through this type of therapy because users tend to open during the process.

Experimential therapy can help to treat mental health problems such as:

  • Intense sadness
  • Agitation
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Other Cures And Experimential Treatment

Experimential therapy combines well with other techniques of psychotherapy, including motivational enhancement therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy in order to concentrate on changing any self-destructive behaviours. These exercises let recuperating users use the life skills they have learnt throughout therapy meetings in actual, direct settings.

Since withdrawal from many medications causes uncomfortable or even hazardous side effects, it's essential to start any treatment program with a therapeutic detox. Inpatient and outpatient recovery programs can both withdrawal symptoms during the detox. Experimential therapy together with other therapies can thereafter be used to treat psychological withdrawal symptoms and other mental health conditions.

This is done to offer the addict a complete treatment and prevent further setbacks.


Usual Methods Applied In Experimential Therapy Involve

  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Uses therapeutic activities with horses to help the addicts.
  • Patients won't ride steeds, yet they will prep, nourish, bridle and walk them all through the session.
  • The different methods used by recovering addicts when interacting with the horses can provide insights about their mental and emotional states.
  • Identifying and dealing with the damaging emotions that the addicts many not even know they have is what Equine-assisted psychotherapy aid to do to the addicts.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Therapist drive the movement of the eyes of the addicts to help them identifying their hard experiences, this is EMDR.
  • EMDR was verified successful in aiding individuals in healing reduce unpleasant sentiments and sense of suffering that could end up in drug dependency.
  • Adventure Based Therapy
  • The practice of outdoors sports is the focus of this therapy.
  • Sports like hiking, climbing and water rafting are practiced in groups so the adventure therapy helps the patients to learn social skills like communication, teamwork and responsibility so they can get better from their traumas.
  • Art Therapy
  • This is where patients use art and/or music to express themselves.
  • Art therapy offers the addicts an effective way to release the negative feelings through the creation of artistic work.

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If you are having problems with substance abuse, give us a call to find you an addiction treatment program. Experimential therapies such as climbing, use of art and obstacle courses can now be found in certain drug treatment centres. You will find what you need to defeat your addiction in many rehab centres through the whole nation call us on 0800 246 1509.