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Experimential As Therapy

Knowledge Of Experimential Therapy


The typical way of therapy is not good for every drug users, some of them don't like it. In experimential therapy, addiction treatment is done in various locations including outdoors, in art studios etc.

Experimential therapies are hands-on, connecting with exercises that help recouping addicts process and adapt to past injury.

The regular environment of a therapist may be difficult to some addicts and they don't find it easy to talk. It is the objective of experimential therapies to provide recovering addicts the environments in which they are comfortable and these could include the outdoors, an art studio or a music studio.


Recovering addicts may have feelings or memories that are repressed and experimential therapy attempts to bring these to the fore in unconventional treatment settings.


Regular experimential therapy activities:

  • Carving
  • Climbing
  • Ropes courses
  • Music therapy
  • Wilderness therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Adventure therapy

The design of experimential therapy is such that it helps addicts going through the phase of recovery to develop a stronger sense of belief among themselves to come to terms with buried emotions and traumas from the past. Through experimential therapy, a recouping someone who is addicted can figure out how to confront these issues without swinging to drugs for an escape.


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Experimential Therapy Utilised For Addiction Treatment

Proceedings that are physically taxing such as mountain climbing and trekking aid to encourage real life troubles for recuperating users to defeat. 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 Methods

Recovering addicts are guided through several exercises in the treatment which are tailored for their specific treatment needs during a session for experimential therapy.

The recovering addicts will be able to let their guard down during experimential therapy, which will allow for an accurate evaluation with the patient for the therapists also to deal with the mental healing for addicts.

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

  • Desolation
  • Agitation
  • OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • PTSD or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Experimential Therapy And Other Treatments Together

When combined with psychotherapies such as Motivational Enhancement Therapy, experimential therapy can be effective in helping patients to change self destructive habits. The activities allow recovering addicts to apply the skills of life which they are taught during sessions of psychotherapy in practical and hands-on environments.

Any treatment program should start with medically supervised detoxification because withdrawal symptoms can be both painful and dangerous. Outpatient and residential rehabilitation schemes could equally cure abstinence signs throughout detoxification. Experimential therapy together with other therapies can thereafter be used to treat psychological withdrawal symptoms and other mental health conditions.

Experimential therapy is regularly utilized nearby customary recovery systems to make an extensive treatment program for recouping addicts.


Experimential Therapy Usually Includes

  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Equine assisted psychotherapy [EAP] includes the use of horses during the exercises for therapeutic recovery.
  • But is not what many people can think at the beginning, the addicts will feed the horses, take them to walk, bond with them, they are not riding the horses.
  • The diverse ways recouping addicts collaborate with the steeds can uncover bits of knowledge about their enthusiastic and mental states.
  • A patient may have suffered trauma that they are unaware of or unable to address or they may have negative emotions that they don't know how to process and equine-assisted therapy can help them to do this.
  • EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
  • EMDR is a treatment where in the users envision an agonising circumstance whilst a counsellor guides them by particular movements of the eye.
  • To aid patients to redeem from feelings that make them use drugs, EMDR is a known efficient method.
  • Adventure Therapy
  • Outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, biking, white-water rafting and rock climbing are part of this therapy.
  • Adventure based therapy aids recuperating users create private accountability, analytical abilities, as well as knowledge in communicating whist functioning in a team environment.
  • Art Therapy
  • Music and art allow the addicts to show their thoughts and feelings so they can heal, this is how art therapy works.
  • Recovering users can process negative emotions and other sources of stress in a healthier way by creating art.

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