What Is An Experiential Therapy Program?

Here at Olympus Recovery, we believe in a well-rounded approach to addiction treatment. Experiential therapy is a key part of our process — it complements other forms of treatment, including individual therapy, family therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR therapy), to help you tackle substance abuse. This method can be an effective treatment for substance use issues, behavioral addictions, and mental health issues such as:

  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders

Benefits of Experiential Therapy

Woman attends an experiential therapy session

Experiential therapies can be an important part of your addiction recovery. Each session gives you the opportunity to address mental, physical, and behavioral health issues from a different angle.

If your addiction or mental health issues are rooted in past trauma, these substance abuse treatment exercises can provide a way to expose and resolve hidden emotions and memories. Unlike traditional treatment facility methods, this type of dynamic therapy doesn’t require you to do the emotional processing in a group setting or solo therapy session; it often happens naturally.

Examples of Experiential Therapies

Different treatment centers in Delray Beach FL use various forms of experiential therapies. Some possible activities include:

Art therapy

Creating art is a way to express and process negative feelings and negative emotions in the safety of an art studio. It also helps patients visualize healing and can be used as part of a mental health and drug addiction treatment plan to help you overcome past traumas, repressed feelings and negative experiences.

Music therapy

Music helps release some of the stress, anxiety and anger that can harm your mental health. A music-based experiential therapy session done in support groups also enables you to express emotions surrounding addiction treatment, eating disorders and other behavioral disorders.

Poetry therapy

Writing poetry makes it easier to process negative inner thoughts and painful memories; it’s often combined with other talk therapy treatments.

Equine therapy

Equine-assisted therapy can help people develop trust, confidence, and communication skills. It can also provide a sense of responsibility and empathy. Horseback riding can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, and increase self-esteem.

Real-World Benefits of a Treatment Program With Experiential Methods

Experiential therapy sessions also teach real-world skills and coping mechanisms for life’s challenges. These abilities can help you tackle everyday stressors and maintain sobriety from substance use disorders such as alcohol addiction or drug addiction.

Recovering addicts often have a history of unhealthy relationships. Experiential therapy provides the communication skills and expressive tools that are necessary to understand another person’s perception and succeed in current or future relationships. You’ll also come away with a stronger sense of self, which can aid in mental healing and inspire other positive changes.

Experience Olympus Recovery Experiential Therapy in Delray Beach, FL

Experiential therapies in Delray Beach, Florida

Let our mental health professionals and addiction experts in Delray Beach, FL help you recover. We offer experiential therapies that are a proven effective method for substance abuse, mental health, or dual diagnosis treatment. We service Delray Beach and neighboring cities including Palm Beach County.

Contact our addiction treatment center in Delray Beach, FL at (866) 305-7134 to learn more about the experiential therapies we offer.


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