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Experimential Treatment And Therapy

Getting To Know About Experimential Therapy


Other individuals dependent who are recuperating sense uneasiness when dealing with their issues under classic rehabilitation environment. In experimential therapy, addiction treatment is done in various locations including outdoors, in art studios etc.

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

The regular environment of a therapist may be difficult to some addicts and they don't find it easy to talk. Places in which they can express through other media like music or other types of art, outdoors places, are the kind of environments the experimential therapy uses.


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


Experimential therapy can include activities such as:

  • Sculpting
  • Mountain climbing
  • Rope courses
  • Therapy through music
  • Wilderness therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Adventure therapy

Hidden feelings and disturbances are hard to process, so the experimential therapy allow the addict to become more conscious about what he or she have on the inside to handle these emotions in a good way. With the help of experimential therapy, a recovering addict can begin to understand how these issues can be faced without returning to drugs as an escape route.


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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 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 been proven as an effective method in treating a number of disorders that can co-occur with addiction. A setback is less likely when the addiction and the psychological triggers are treated at the same time.


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.

Coexisting psychological conditions exploratory treatments cure involve:

  • Despondency
  • Apprehension
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Unhealthy eating behaviours
  • PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Combining Experimential Therapy And Other Treatments

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. 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.

A proper medical detox is the first step at the moment of quitting any drug, to prevent the hard symptoms of this process. When going through detox there are the alternatives to inpatient and outpatient treatments to make easier this whole process. Experimential therapy together with other therapies can thereafter be used to treat psychological withdrawal symptoms and other mental health conditions.

To ensure recovering addicts have a treatment program that is balanced, experimential therapy is normally applied together with conventional treatment methods.


Experimential Therapy Common Techniques Are

  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Uses therapeutic activities with horses to help the addicts.
  • In these sessions, the patients walk, feed, harness and groom the horses.
  • The diverse ways recouping addicts collaborate with the steeds can uncover bits of knowledge about their enthusiastic and mental states.
  • EAP could aid recuperating users deal with unpleasant emotions or agonies they may not realise in any other way.
  • 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 has been demonstrated powerful in aiding those in recuperation lighten negative feelings and sentiments of pain that can prompt to substance manhandle.
  • Adventure Based Therapy
  • This treatment comprises of exercises in open areas like trekking, cycling, mountaineering, setting up camp, and rafting in wild waters.
  • 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
  • Art therapy provides recovering addicts an opportunity to express themselves with the use of art or music.
  • By making craftsmanship, patients can work through distressful and negative feelings and process them in a sound way.

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Call us to secure you a dependency rehabilitation scheme if you are experiencing issues with drug addiction. Experimential therapies such as climbing, use of art and obstacle courses can now be found in certain drug treatment centres. You can now get the medical and therapeutic help you need to overcome your substance addiction in many treatment centres in the country call us on 0800 246 1509.