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Experimential Approach

What Is Experimential Therapy


Traditional therapy settings may be very uncomfortable for some recovering drug users. To approach to the treatment in a different way, many choose the experimental therapy.

It focuses on dealing the addicts trauma through entertaining exercises.

Commonly within a traditional setting of counselling it has been noticed that some addicts are not comfortable in having a discussion with therapists. 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.


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


Usual exploratory treatments involve:

  • Sculpting
  • Climbing
  • Ropes courses
  • Therapy through music
  • Wilderness walks
  • Recreational activities
  • Adventure therapy

Experimential therapy is intended to help those in recuperation build up a more grounded feeling of self by grappling with covered feelings and past injuries. 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 For Treatment Of Dependencies

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.

The disturbances that trigger the addictions are also treated by experimential therapy. Treating these disarranged nearby enslavement can diminish psychological wellness related anxiety and triggers, decreasing the probability of backslide.


Techniques And Treatment Used In Experimential Therapy

Throughout the stretch of an exploratory treatment, counsellors lead recuperating users via various therapeutic activities , custom made to their particular therapeutic necessities.

It may be easier for the therapist to evaluate the patient accurately during experimential therapy since they may be less guarded at this point.

Co-occurring Mental Disorders For Experimential Therapy Treatments Include:

  • Feelings of despair
  • Apprehension
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Unhealthy eating behaviours
  • PTSD or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Experimential Therapy And Other Treatments Together

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 skills that are taught in these practical environments are life skills that the recovering user will be able to apply later in life.

It's imperative to start whatever therapy scheme with a professional detoxification since abstinence from numerous narcotics results in unpleasant or harmful signs. Treatment of withdrawal symptoms during detoxification can be handled in both residential and outpatient facilities. To offer the best quitting method to an addict, the combination of several treatments with experimential therapy is typical used.

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


Experimential Therapy Methods Are

  • Equine Assisted Learning
  • 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.
  • EAP is helpful for recovering addicts to process their negative feelings or traumas which they may not recognise or address in other situations.
  • 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.
  • To aid patients to redeem from feelings that make them use drugs, EMDR is a known efficient method.
  • Adventure Therapy
  • This therapy comprises of outside exercises, for example, climbing, outdoors, biking, shake climbing or white-water rafting.
  • Recovering drug users can develop skills on working with others, solving problems and communication while in the groups provided in adventure therapy.
  • Art Therapy
  • This is where patients use art and/or music to express themselves.
  • Recovering users can process negative emotions and other sources of stress in a healthier way by creating art.

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