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Experiential Therapy


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Many individuals turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with difficult emotions. In sobriety, it is important to find healthy outlets for those emotions. For those in recovery, experiential therapy can provide a much-needed outlet to process and express these feelings and learn more about themselves. At Roaring Brook Recovery, we offer experiential therapy programs that include music therapy and art therapy. In a safe and supportive environment, our participants can get creative, connect with their peers, and find new habits to support their sobriety.

Learn more about the experiential therapy programs at Roaring Brook by connecting with our team today at 855.590.9944.

What Is Experiential Therapy?

Experiential therapy is based on the idea that people can heal through experience. This type of therapy can involve activities such as arts and crafts, music, drama, and outdoor activities. During experiential therapy sessions, participants have the opportunity to try new things, express themselves, and process emotions in a safe and supportive environment.

Art Therapy

Art therapy is a type of experiential therapy that uses different creative mediums to help participants express themselves. This can include painting, drawing, sculpture, and other types of visual art. Art therapy can be used to help participants process emotions, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem. One of the benefits of art therapy is that it can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual.

Music Therapy

Music therapy is another type of experiential therapy that uses music to help participants express themselves. This can include playing an instrument, listening to music, or writing songs. This form of creative and nonverbal expression boosts moods by strengthening self-expression, reducing stress, and helping participants explore their inner selves.

The Benefits of Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy can offer a number of benefits for those in recovery. This type of therapy can help participants:
  • Process and express emotions – Verbally processing emotions can be difficult for some people. Experiential therapy provides a nonverbal outlet to express emotions, which can be helpful for those who have trouble communicating their feelings.
  • Boost self-esteem – One of the goals of experiential therapy is to help participants build a positive sense of self. Through creative expression and positive reinforcement, experiential therapy sessions can boost self-esteem and confidence.
  • Connect with others– In experiential therapy, participants have the opportunity to interact with others in a welcoming environment. This can help build social skills and provide a sense of community for those in recovery.
  • Learn new skills – Experiential therapy can teach participants new skills that can support sobriety. These skills can include communication, problem-solving, and creative expression.
  • Reduce stress – Experiential therapy can be a helpful way to reduce stress and anxiety. This type of therapy can provide a healthy outlet to express emotions and can help participants find new coping mechanisms.

How Experiential Therapy Fits into Addiction Treatment

Experiential therapy is often used in combination with other evidence-based treatment methods, such as individual therapy, group therapy, and medication-assisted treatment. When experiential therapy is used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, it can help participants progress in their recovery journey.

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, experiential therapy can be a helpful treatment option. To learn more about experiential therapy at Roaring Brook, contact our team today.

Roaring Brook: Recovery Begins Here

At Roaring Brook, we believe that recovery is possible for everyone. The community you’ll find in our center is just one part of what makes Roaring Brook such a special place. Our experienced and compassionate team is committed to helping you heal and achieve sobriety. We offer a variety of treatment services, including experiential therapy, to help you on your journey to recovery.

Reach out to us today at 855.590.9944 to learn more about our treatment programs and how we can help you achieve your goals.