What Is Adventure Therapy?
Adventure therapy is experiential therapy. It is a form of psychotherapy that originated back in the 1960s. Adventure therapy combines community, nature, and daring exercises for therapy. This therapy improves a person’s physical, social, spiritual, and psychological well-being through the healing power of nature and the wilderness by doing recreational activities. Adventure therapy helps groups, families, and individuals as they work to overcome their addictions. Adventure therapy stimulates individuals by using different tools.
Benefits of Adventure Therapy At Recreate Life Counseling
Adventure therapy has been proven to be very beneficial and highly effective. Some of the benefits of adventure therapy at Recreate Life Counseling can include:
- Great treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and other mental health issues
- Great for all different ages and mental health disorders
- Allows individuals to experience the therapeutic properties of nature
- Allows engagement in real-world experiences
- It helps individuals to discover new strengths, build relationships, and find a sense of self
- Great for personal development
- Increases interpersonal skills
- It allows being physically active
- Encourages self-reflection
Addiction breaks down trust with family and friends. Adventure therapy at Recreate Life Counseling also helps to build that trust back up. In addition, it improves executive functioning and helps individuals to learn to self-advocate for their needs.
How Does Adventure Therapy Work?
Adventure therapy in Boynton Beach helps to promote rehabilitation, development, growth and enhances an individual’s physical, social, and psychological well-being through structured activities. Adventure therapy uses activities supported by traditional therapy. It is often done in a group or with family. In addition, adventure therapy uses the outdoors to help promote change by using experience with collaborative games, problem-solving, trust, high adventure activities, and outdoor endeavors.
After each activity, the group comes together to talk about their experiences. During this discussion, the therapist helps each client talk through what they experienced in correlation with their therapeutic goals.