What Is Adventure Therapy?

Adventure Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilizes learning through outdoor activities, usually ones that involve some form of risk (whether it is real or perceived) that creates an emotional or physical challenge for the client to face. It can implemented by using games, trust exercises or wilderness adventures. This adds a little bit of excitement to the treatment experience and allows clients to learn more about themselves and how they work with others and will ultimately aid them in their recovery.

Activities included in the adventure program

  • White water rafting
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Mountain hiking
  • Kayaking in the ocean
  • Camping in the desert
  • Zipline

Adventure Program

The Adventure Program offers a great alternative to traditional forms of therapy and allows clients the chance to break away from the traditional clinical setting. They will have the chance to venture into the great outdoors and break out of their comfort zone.

Adventure Safety

To participate, clients must be medically and clinically cleared with 30 days of successful stabilization at Morningside or another facility. Adventure programming is administered by a Wilderness First Responder and Clinical First Responder certified counselor along with a Morningside Primary Therapist. These certifications are imperative for dealing with a client’s emotional and physical well-being in the wilderness.

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