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Experiential Therapy and Recovery

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http://www.yellowstonerecovery.com/program-curriculum/experiential-therapy.aspx | Yellowstone Recovery offers comprehensive and affordable drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, including experiential therapy, amongst the serene backdrop of Orange County.

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Experiential Therapy and Recovery

  1. 1. Experiential Therapy and Recovery
  2. 2. Common Rehabilitation Practices • Most traditional therapeutic approaches for drug and alcohol rehabilitation are based on intensive “talk therapy.” • However, acquiring the level of trust and candidness needed to build a solid rapport takes time and may not be possible within a brief recovery program. • Experiential therapy takes a whole other approach, bypassing this process entirely, and instead focusing on observing the patient in the way they behave and react in various circumstances.
  3. 3. The Experiential Therapy Difference • The basis of experiential therapy is to utilize more action, movement, and activity-based therapy sessions to gain insight into everyday behaviors, reactions, and responses. • This type of therapy expedites personal growth and recovery by: – Examining personal relationships – Identifying negative emotional triggers – Instigating catharsis – Initiating self-discovery – Promoting self-awareness
  4. 4. Evolution of Experiential Therapy • Developed in the 1970s, the purpose of experiential therapy is to identify and address veiled or suppressed issues with guided imagery, physical activities, and role playing. • The most vital component of experiential therapy is to find activities that can contribute to a healthy and productive lifestyle.
  5. 5. The Benefits • The experiences and activities provide therapists observational insight into the way patients handle situations, in an environment where the patients are not focused on the therapy itself. • Patients receive invaluable support under realistic circumstances, which they can easily translate to their daily lives. • Experiential therapy offers sober extracurricular activities to reinforce clean living.
  6. 6. • Experiential therapy is a general term which refers to multiple types of therapeutic activities. Specific activities can include: – Music – Art – Yoga – Camping – Wildness exploration and adventure – Sports – Animal interaction Experiential Therapy Activities
  7. 7. • Surrounding yourself with the beautiful landscape of Orange County provides a safe and serene atmosphere that fosters recovery. • Affordable care to eliminate financial barriers: – Competitive Pricing – Financing – PPO Insurance Acceptance – Complete Continuum of Care • Specific experiential therapies offered: – Sober Softball, Puppy Therapy, Sober Camping Trips, Skydiving, Art Therapy Why ChooseYellowstone Recovery Center
  8. 8. • Comprehensive services include: – Counseling • Group • Individual – Recreational Support: • Sober Softball Team • Sober Fellowship • Puppy Therapy – Support Meetings: • 12-Step • Weekly Family Group – Affordable Court Liaison – Job Placement Assistance Program Services
  9. 9. Treatment Program • Detoxification: initiate and maintain physical recovery from drug and alcohol use. • Residential Treatment - Primary Care: introduction to addiction counseling and the 12-step program. • Residential Treatment - Extended Care: guided support for patients to exhibit self-reliance, including an effort to find a program-conducive job. • Outpatient Treatment: attending treatment groups and continuing individual therapy sessions. • Sober Living: effective integration of a sober lifestyle and real life situations, including practical support resources.
  10. 10. Contact Yellowstone Recovery • For over 17 years, Yellowstone Recovery has provided hope for those wanting to embrace sober living, by offering a multitude of programs, enhanced by experiential therapies. • For more information, visit www.yellowstonerecovery.com or call 1-888-897-1455.
  11. 11. Sources • http://www.yellowstonerecovery.com/progra m-curriculum/experiential-therapy.aspx • http://www.counselling- directory.org.uk/counsellor-articles/what-is- experiential-therapy-and-how-does-it-help- change-to-occur

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