Experiential therapy provides hands-on activities to help you recover from a drug or alcohol addiction. In this treatment method, you’ll experience these life-changing therapies, learning about yourself and your addiction through physical pursuits. In addition, this type of addiction therapy helps you work through your feelings and emotions while enjoying new ways of keeping yourself focused and healthy.
At Red Oak Recovery, we are proud to provide a combination of evidence-based and experiential therapy services to our clients. With this combination, many of our clients are able to successfully overcome their condition, allowing them to enter long-term recovery. To learn about the benefits of experiential therapy or to enroll in our addiction treatment programs, please get in touch with Red Oak Recovery today at 828.382.9699 or use our convenient online form.
What Is Experiential Therapy?
When most people think of addiction treatment, they may imagine talk therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or trauma therapy. While these therapeutic modalities are a part of treatment at Red Oak Recovery, they are only a part of our treatment programs. Experiential therapy is another integral part of our programs. This treatment involves immersing clients in a variety of experiences, using tools such as:
- Animal interactions
- Music, art, or poetry
- Outdoor activities
While traditional therapy focuses on talking out thoughts and feelings, experiential therapy emphasizes action. This treatment is ideal for men, as it allows the individual to engage both their body and mind, so they can access psychological elements that they couldn’t access otherwise. When our clients are able to act, it can be a precursor to change, and each person can begin thinking in new and healthier ways.