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Experimential Treatment And Therapy

What Is 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. Experimential therapy takes fixation treatment into the workmanship studio, the outside and that's only the tip of the iceberg.

It focuses on dealing the addicts trauma through entertaining exercises.

Conventional therapy settings may not be enough to get some recovering drug users to open up. In experimential therapy, the patient is instead taken to a place in which they may feel more comfortable.


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


Some of the Common Experimential Therapies Include the Following:

  • Sculpting
  • Rock climbing
  • Ropes courses
  • Music therapy
  • Wilderness walks
  • Recreation therapy
  • 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. Offering a different method to confront these emotions than taking drugs is the purpose of experimential therapy.


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Experimential Therapy Utilised For Addiction Treatment

Addicts can overcome stress in the real world by engaging in activities such as hiking and rock climbing. The patients can learn how to handle cravings and addiction triggers that they encounter on a daily basis with the help of Experimential therapy.

Experimential therapy has additionally demonstrated compelling in treating many clutters that co-happen with fixation. It is essential to treat these disorders besides the addiction because it can decrease the mental health-related stress and triggers, which can include the likelihoods of relapse.


Experimential Therapy And Methods

Each patient will have their own needs when it comes to experimential therapy and during the sessions, they will be guided by the therapists through various exercises.

Recuperating users could be less cautious throughout exploratory treatments, permitting for better precise user assessments for counsellors and psychological recovering for abusers.

Co-occurring Mental Disorders For Experimential Therapy Treatments Include:

  • Depression
  • Apprehension
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder [OCD].
  • Eating disorders
  • PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Experimential Therapy And Other Treatments Together

The main objective of experimential therapy is correcting the negative conducts of the addict that make damage to him, and for that is regularly combined with other psychotherapy methods. 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.

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. Many treatments could be applied together with exploratory treatment to cure the user in recuperation appropriately following this.

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


Regular Strategies Utilised In Experimential Therapy Include

  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Equine assisted psychotherapy [EAP] includes the use of horses during the exercises for therapeutic recovery.
  • In these sessions, the patients walk, feed, harness and groom the horses.
  • A patient's emotional and mental condition can be revealed depending on how they interact with the horses.
  • EAP can help recouping addicts prepare negative emotions or injuries they may not generally perceive or address.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • EMDR is a treatment where in the users envision an agonising circumstance whilst a counsellor guides them by particular movements of the eye.
  • EMDR has proven as an effective method in helping addicts going through the recovery process to alleviate any negative emotions and feelings of distress, which can lead to substance abuse.
  • Adventure Therapy
  • Outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, biking, white-water rafting and rock climbing are part 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
  • Art therapy permits recuperating addicts to communicate using craftsmanship or music.
  • Recovering users can process negative emotions and other sources of stress in a healthier way by creating art.

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We can help you to find an addiction treatment program that will be just right for you. Climbing and artwork are part of the programs in some rehab clinics that used experimential therapy. Treatment centres throughout the country have the resources both medical and therapeutic which you need to overcome drug addiction call us on 0800 246 1509.