man and woman participating in experiential therapyTreatment and therapy are never one-size-fits-all. While some individuals still find traditional methods of therapy helpful, others tend to find talk therapy daunting and ineffective. Because of this, more facilities are branching out when it comes to their treatment options. New ways of offering therapies to those searching for recovery can help increase the chances of successful treatment that lasts. Experiential therapy is a method through Morningside Recovery that many are finding to be both exciting and effective.

What is Experiential Therapy?

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy that helps our clients to identify and address the hidden and subconscious issues they are facing. They do so through experiences such arts therapy, music therapy, yoga and tai chi, adventure therapy, and acupuncture. Not to be confused with experimental, where experimentation is necessary, experiential uses the experiences of an individual as therapy.

When you learn about Morningside Recovery, you discover the numerous activities we offer our client. Some of these activities include:

  • Mediation on the beach
  • Hiking
  • Snowboarding
  • Whale watching

We believe in offering a variety of fun and enriching outdoor activities that can bring a little bit more excitement to the treatment experience.

How Does Experiential Therapy Work?

Many clients come into treatment with a lot of pent-up emotional troubles. Our experiential therapy program allows them to express themselves and learn to feel all of those emotions they used to drown out with drugs and alcohol. At Morningside, therapy deals with emotions such as:

  • Inadequacy
  • Jealousy
  • Grief
  • Loss
  • Shame

In treatment, clients are able to finally let go of this pain and move forward. From there, clients learn to be comfortable with themselves and their emotions and continue to grow.

During and after the activities that clients participate in, they process the experience. This processing allows them to carry what they’ve learned into future experiences. They will learn about how to better process their feelings and express their emotions. From there, they can learn how to truly let go of the pain they carried for so long. The activities included in experiential therapy also explore many positive feelings like:

  • Contentment
  • Excitement
  • Hope
  • Trust
  • Gratitude

Experiential Therapy with Morningside Recovery

The peer group culture at Morningside Recovery treatment is vital to experiential therapy. Clients will attend regularly scheduled groups, where there is a strong pressure towards conformity and establishing their purpose. This enables them to make the appropriate changes when unfavorable emotions arise. Our staff works tirelessly to foster a cohesive environment for our clients, to provide them with the support and individual attention they need.

One of the greatest gifts that clients can take away from this form of therapy is that you can still have a lot of fun in sobriety. experiential therapy can be a fascinating journey, even when clients are resistant to change and in denial of their illness. The therapist-client relationship is open and honest within a positive, emotional climate. This climate allows clients to enjoy themselves and see the good in their lives.

At Morningside Recovery, we work hard to offer numerous rehab programs for our clients. Through our addiction therapy services, those who turn to us for help can find the lasting recovery they need.

Are you interested in experiential therapy? Do you think one of our other services can provide you with the help you need? If so, reach out and contact Morningside Recovery. Call 855-631-2135 today to speak with a staff member to learn about your options. Find out about making an appointment, how insurance works, and find the answers to your questions. Find the recovery you deserve and begin making better choices, every day.