A Steps Recovery Center
Experiential TherapySteps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to treating mental health conditions that include treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since mental illness and addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Information on Experiential TherapyExperiential therapy is a technique that combines expressive tools with activities, such as role-playing or acting, arts and crafts, playing instruments, caring for animals, guided imagery, and several forms of recreation to re-experience emotional situations. A person focuses on activities and begins to identify feelings associated with success, disappointment, responsibility, and self-esteem. They will work with an experiential therapist who can help them release and explore their feelings of hurt, anger, and shame as they relate to past, stressful events that may have been blocked out or still linger.
Who Should Consider Experiential Therapy?Experiential therapy is generally reserved for people experiencing the following:
- Eating disorders
- Behavioral disorders
- Grief and loss
- Anger management
- Substance abuse
- Compulsive behaviors, such as gambling