Throughout a person’s addiction it is easy to lose sight of some of the beauties that life has to offer. Those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol often do not consider that physical activities as therapy can be helpful in sobriety. The typical day of a person in active addiction involves drinking or using and finding means of obtaining more drugs or alcohol. When a person wants to get sober, it’s important that they approach everything underlying their addiction in order to recover. Rather than continuing to live a life without proactive treatment, experiential therapy provides recovering addicts with the opportunity to go out and grow physically, mentally and spiritually.
What is Experiential Therapy?
Addiction is a cunning and baffling disease, which is why it needs to be treated in a variety of different ways. If someone suffering from addiction could simply recover through traditional therapy, many people would have recovered already. Pinnacle Peak Recovery encourages experiential therapy to allow men and women in recovery to explore and evoke underlying emotions of addition through movement whether it be through outdoor activities, artistic therapy, role-playing, or even meditation.
When those who suffer from addiction are faced with different feelings that can cause discomfort like anger, sadness or fear, it becomes easy to avoid feelings. Most addicts at some point in their addiction are continuing to drink or use in order to escape the feelings they are having. As an addict in recovery, emotional avoidance can be a quick path to relapse. Pinnacle Peak Recovery has found that experiential therapy can help many people, and there are different types of treatments involved in this unique type of therapy.
Why is Experiential Therapy Affective?
Men and women at Pinnacle Peak Recovery will have a variety of options when it comes to experiential therapy. Recreation therapy involves those in recovery becoming active in different types of sports and physical activities. Everyone has full access to an LA Fitness gym while in the program. In addition, Wilderness therapy is one of the most beneficial forms of experiential therapy because people are able to accomplish things they may have never thought were possible. Through hiking and climbing, those in recovery push their own personal limits and improve their confidence, which leads to emotional stability in recovery.
There are some forms of experiential therapy that are indoors as well and can be quite calming. Experiential therapy also includes art therapy, yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation. Art therapy can involve music, movies, writing, dancing and photography, and it gives people a creative outlet to begin dealing with feelings and emotions. Yoga, Tai Chi and meditation are all very calming types of therapies that can help reduce anxiety. These types of therapies are about living through movement.
At Pinnacle Peak Recovery, you’ll go through a variety of different types of therapies to treat your addiction from all angles. While you may feel uncomfortable at certain points in your treatment, you’ll begin to see how each one can be beneficial for situations you come across in everyday life. As time goes on, you’ll begin to note your self-confidence as well as your ability to experience life without having to pick up a drink or use drugs. If you’d like more information about how Pinnacle Peak Recovery can help you overcome your addiction, contact us today.