Experiential therapy adds another layer to your addiction treatment at Painted Desert Recovery in New Harmony, Utah. While most addiction therapy approaches involve talk therapy in individual or group sessions, experiential therapy provides a nonverbal way to express your feelings and begin the healing process. If you are battling addiction issues, experiential therapy can be an effective component of your recovery at PDR.
What Is Experiential Therapy?
Experiential therapy incorporates acting or role-playing as well as props in your individual treatment plan. A few examples of experiential therapy programs we use to help women explore the sources behind their substance use disorders:
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
- Animal care
- Arts and crafts
During experiential addiction therapy at Painted Desert Recovery, you can identify emotions such as responsibility, disappointment, self-esteem, and success. One of our trained experiential therapists can help you release the negative feelings of hurt and shame that you may carry forward from past experiences. At the same time, experiential learning can help you develop new interests that provide healthy alternatives to drug and alcohol abuse.
When to Consider Experiential Therapy at Painted Desert Recovery
There are many situations where experiential addiction therapy can help you discover the underlying cause of drug and alcohol use disorders. We often recommend this approach when clients are going through a period of mourning, need assistance with anger management issues, have eating disorders, or exhibit compulsive behavior.
Depending on the type of class you decide to take, you may engage in individual or group therapy sessions. Typically, we weave experiential therapy into traditional talk therapy modalities based on science.
What You Can Expect from Experiential Therapy
Since experiential addiction therapy consists of many forms of treatment, you can count on a hands-on approach to your recovery. Interventions come with guidance from a specially trained therapist who can help you gain deep insights by delving into your creativity and inner thoughts.
Whether you pick up a pencil to shade in your current piece in art therapy class or use it to update your journal, you are sure to benefit from our experiential therapy opportunities.
The foundation of experiential therapy lies in your ability to get in touch with your own feelings in order to improve your behavior. When you release negative emotions, you can fill the gap with positive emotions such as serenity and forgiveness. You have a lot of say in the form your experiential therapy takes. If you would like to explore drama or sculpture to express your creativity, we can fit this into your treatment plan.
Experiential addiction therapy can help you think of something besides drugs or alcohol. This coping mechanism allows you to re-experience shameful or painful past experiences without judgment. Combined with mental health therapy, medication-assisted therapy, and traditional talking therapies, experiential addiction therapy can help you find the source of your drug or alcohol use disorder.
The licensed clinicians at Painted Desert Recovery complete special training in order to deliver experiential therapy such as psychodrama and art therapy. We would be happy to show you the credentials of any staff members to help you feel more comfortable coming to our facility for your recovery.
Explore Experiential Therapy at Painted Desert Recovery Today
If you’re looking for comprehensive addiction recovery in Utah, Painted Desert Recovery may be the place for you. Our team wants you to experience genuine, long-lasting recovery. So, our therapists use experiential therapy and psychotherapy can help you identify and heal the root causes of your addiction. Contact us at 844.540.0357, or contact us online today to make to appointment to visit our facility and begin your journey toward clean living.