Many people are unable to articulate well what they think and feel. They are afraid of identifying or expressing their thoughts and emotions. In cases of some individuals who are addicted to alcohol or drugs, their ability to overcome their substance dependence is hampered by an emotional hesitancy. With experiential therapies as part of a rehabilitation program at New Creation Women’s Treatment, our patients can learn to express and process their unexpressed emotions via non-traditional experiences, and learn from them.
What is Experiential Therapy?
Rather than talking, the experiential form of therapy uses activities that utilize props, music, nature, or other objects to help an individual pinpoint issues that one is harboring within oneself, either consciously or subconsciously. It can come in the form of adventure, expressive art, recreation, drama or role playing, among others, which can help individuals express thoughts and feelings that they usually keep inside. By identifying these issues, they can be addressed.
How is Experiential Therapy Beneficial?
Experiential therapies involve activities such as
All of these programs should be done under the guidance of a therapist that specializes in experiential therapy. Through these activities, patients begin to become more focused on the task at hand, which usually helps them to gradually lower down their guard. They then begin to exhibit their normal reaction to situations, giving the therapist the opportunity to observe and provide feedback. Through this, a patient gets to learn their behavior and giving them the chance to identify what triggers it.
Moreover, these activities can fill their time positively and even give them a sense of achievement. For women who are overcoming their dependence on drugs and alcohol, this allows them to realize that they can have a fulfilling activity that they can choose to do rather than resort to drinking or substance abuse. In addition, because our rehab programs for women are faith-based, these Christian experiential therapies allow our patients to find a closer path with God in the great outdoors or through self-expression.
New Creation Treatment incorporates different elements of experiential therapies into our rehabilitation program, which are specifically designed for women since their needs differ from men’s. If you need help, then New Creation Treatment can help ease you out of addiction and return to a more fruitful life after.
When none of the family members are unable to bring the togetherness back in the group and everyone is already feeding the negativity toward each other, then there no other solution to this than to seek help from a family therapist.
The feeling of being trapped inside a four-sided room can aggravate a mental illness. By going outdoors, being more physically active, and getting in touch with nature, your mind will find serenity and develop clearer visions on how to move forward from a troubling condition.
Yoga and meditation
The goal of yoga and meditation is to get to the root cause of the problem, to answer our inner questions that we usually do not find answers, such as why am I not happy with what I do? Where is happiness? Who am I? Why do people suffer? And so on. And once these questions are answered, the real recovery can begin.
You don’t have to battle with trauma, depression, and substance abuse all by yourself. You can’t and the thought of being alone while you suffer from mental disturbances is by itself, utterly ineffective. Learn how to share your experiences and listen to other people’s stories as well, and from there, regain hope to better yourself.
Neurofeedback offers a more scientific and accurate form therapy to understand a patient’s brain activity. It aims to teach patients about self-regulation, which is applied directly to the brain. Through neurofeedback, you can regulate the brain’s function to act normally and appropriately