Dealing with addiction, anxiety, depression, and a whole range of other mental health disorders and diseases can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining. But you don’t have to go through all of this alone. His House’s skilled addiction treatment staff can assist and guide you along the path to restoring your overall health and wellbeing.
We adapt a wide variety of experiential therapies, which can help to gain a better and deeper understanding of a patient’s condition. In this way, we are able to create a more accurate treatment plan best suited and appropriate to his specific needs.
What is Experiential Therapy?
As indicated by its name, experiential therapy is an unconventional approach that makes good use of activities, movements, and actions, instead of the more conventional therapies that involve only talking.
Since its development back in the 1970s, experiential therapy has been encouraging patients to identify and address mental health problems through some of the following activities:
- Prop usage
The Importance of Our Various Experiential Therapeutic Elements
While many patients find talking as a great and effective outlet that lightens their burden, there are also very private, uncooperative, or unenthusiastic patients who are not comfortable with talking about their condition.
Thus, in some cases, “talk” sessions with a psychologist or a psychiatrist is not always received well and can be of very little significance in the recovery process. Expressing and sharing their innermost anxieties, fears and frustrations to someone whom they barely know seem awkward and unrewarding from their point of view.
Recognizing and understanding this, we find experiential therapies to be very handy tools in better communicating and reaching out to otherwise reticent patients. We wish to include these variations in our approach to treating our patients so that we can truly be able to reach out, connect, and address their sensitive needs the best way we can.
“Addiction is a family disease. One person may use, but the whole family suffers.” Truly, addiction, as well as other forms of mental health diseases, affects the entire family. We offer family therapy because we recognize and understand the crucial role family plays in patient recovery.
We wish to break the monotony of the (much-needed, although repetitive) rehabilitation process by not limiting our patients to the confines of a concrete facility. The potential for healing, growing, and learning can be maximized out there in nature, which is a significant therapeutic element in patient recovery.
In our Neurofeedback therapy sessions, our highly-trained psychotherapists can help train you in monitoring and directly affecting your brain function. By regulating your own brainwave patterns, you could complete the recovery process with potentially less dependence on medication or other therapies.
‘Alone’ time and self-reflection is necessary for recovery, but so is ‘group’ time. You are not alone in your journey to sobriety and wellness. By participating in our group therapy sessions, you can get inspired by, or inspire, others who are in the same shoes.