Seaglass Recovery offers numerous expressive/experiential therapies that compliment and support our traditional group and individual therapies. These approaches inspire a new line of thinking by utilizing and exercising different parts of the brain. Activity therapy employs a hands-on approach, and is typically used to uncover and break down blocked emotions. A fundamental concept of experiential therapy is the idea that awareness determines behavior. Connecting with the world around us, gives us an opportunity to re-program our dysfunctional addictive behaviors.
What is Activity Therapy?
Activity Therapy includes a wide range of experiential therapies, including but not limited to: art therapy, music therapy, and therapeutic journaling. Our adventure and equine therapies are also considered experiential in nature. Activity therapy is one of the more relaxed components of our holistic approach to therapy at Seaglass Recovery.
Activity Therapies for Women In Rehab
Painting, sculpting, drawing, and other forms of visual art help our guests express their feelings through a physical medium. Art therapy encourages the expression of subconscious feelings and thoughts, pulling guests into an environment of self-discovery. Frequently, emotions manifest themselves in the art created by our guests, helping them to cope with anxiety and leaving them with a visualization of new thought patterns and emotions. Additionally, art therapy is known to alleviate co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD.
According to PositivePsychology.com, music therapy has some major health benefits, including:
- Reducing anxiety and stress
- Improved healing
- Reducing depression and other symptoms
- Reducing symptoms of psychological disorders
- Improving self-expression and communication
Music and emotions are deeply connected and can have a powerful impact on one’s well-being. That’s why we offer numerous seminar-style music groups that include topics such as musical healing and group recording sessions.
Journaling is a highly effective tool in helping guests heal from substance use disorder. Writing down feelings and thoughts allows for a release of negative emotions, in turn helping guests cope with anxiety, minimize stress, and manage depression. Transferring difficult emotions to paper can greatly reduce the emotional intensity surrounding them. Emotional regulation is a critical component for those in early recovery. Journaling provides a space for guests to look inward and reflect on their thoughts and feelings in a healthy way.
At Seaglass Recovery, movement therapy is another way we help our guests discover their authentic selves and achieve long-term sobriety. Activities such as yoga, are integrated into our holistic programming because of its mind, body, and soul balancing properties. Yoga is a wonderful way to discover the practices of mindfulness and meditation, helping to work them into your daily routine. It is also known to relieve stress, promote self-reflection and self-awareness, as well as improving overall health and well-being.
At Seaglass Recovery, we use intensive holistic programming to help facilitate the healing process. Recovery is strengthened through repeated therapeutic intervention, encompassing a variety of methods.
We encourage our guests to actively engage and participate in their own recovery. In fact, we know that lasting sobriety comes from continued participation in one’s personal growth and self-discovery. Seaglass Recovery provides an environment that allows our guests to thrive and take charge of their lives and futures.
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