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Experimential Therapy And Treatment

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. Exploratory treatment brings the cure for dependency into the open, the workshops, and other places.

Experimential therapies have a hands-on approach and utilise a number of engaging activities, which can help recovering addicts to process and cope with past trauma.

The regular environment of a therapist may be difficult to some addicts and they don't find it easy to talk. In experimential therapy, the patient is instead taken to a place in which they may feel more comfortable.


Experimential therapy makes use of non-traditional methods in the treatment to assist the addicts in working through their repressed feelings and emotions.


Regular experimential therapies include:

  • Sculpting
  • Rock climbing
  • Ropes courses
  • Therapy through music
  • Adventure based therapy
  • 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. A drug user on the mend can learn how to deal with these issues without resorting to drug use with the help of experimential therapy.


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Treating Addiction Using Experimential Therapy

Addicts may need real challenges to defeat their issues, and that is what activities like climbing give them through the use of their whole physical strength. Exploratory treatment could educate recuperating users on how to manage daily pressures such as urges as well as addiction provocations.

Experimential therapy has additionally demonstrated compelling in treating many clutters that co-happen with fixation. A setback is less likely when the addiction and the psychological triggers are treated at the same time.


Methods And Treatments Used In Experimential Therapy

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.

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.

Coexisting psychological conditions exploratory treatments cure involve:

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

Other Cures And Experimential Treatment

Exploratory treatment goes nicely with some techniques in therapy such as CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and MET or Motivational Enhancement Therapy to concentrate on modifying self destructive conducts. 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. When going through detox there are the alternatives to inpatient and outpatient treatments to make easier this whole process. Thereafter several therapies can be utilised in conjunction with experimential therapy in order to provide proper treatment for the individual through the recovery process.

Experimential therapy is quite often used along with traditional techniques of rehab and helps to create a comprehensive treatment program for the recovering addicts.


Regular Strategies Utilised In Experimential Therapy Include

  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Uses therapeutic activities with horses to help the addicts.
  • Users would feed, hitch up, walk, and comb the horses during the period; however, they would not ride these horses.
  • The different methods used by recovering addicts when interacting with the horses can provide insights about their mental and emotional states.
  • EAP can help recouping addicts prepare negative emotions or injuries they may not generally perceive or address.
  • EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
  • The EMDR therapy requires patients to visualise a traumatic event even as a therapist leads them through specific eye movements.
  • EMDR has been demonstrated powerful in aiding those in recuperation lighten negative feelings and sentiments of pain that can prompt to substance manhandle.
  • Adventure Therapy
  • Outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, biking, white-water rafting and rock climbing are part of this therapy.
  • Providing addicts an opportunity to develop personal responsibility, communication skills and the skills to solve problems while working within a group setting is the objective of adventure therapy and addicts receives the help that is required to achieve the ends.
  • Art Therapy
  • Music and art allow the addicts to show their thoughts and feelings so they can heal, this is how art therapy works.
  • When getting involved in artful activities patients can work through negative emotions, which can be stressful and learn to process them healthily.

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We can help you to find an addiction treatment program that will be just right for you. Some medication recovery focuses have some expertise in experimential therapies, with obstruction courses, shake climbing dividers and craftsmanship studios on their premises. You will find what you need to defeat your addiction in many rehab centres through the whole nation call us on 0800 246 1509.