Choose Your Own Adventure
Through Experiential Therapy
At Wasatch Crest, clients are able to live in a non-threatening environment while trying to work out a variety of challenges that are representative of the problems they face in early recovery and regular life.
The non-threatening environment is key – this allows them to drop their guard and show their true colors – both strengths and weaknesses – which are normally hidden in other therapeutic settings.
In talk therapy/process groups, clients can choose what they disclose and what their level of involvement is, but in experiential therapy, every action is dissected and discussed during and after the task.
The biggest success of experiential therapy is when a client together with his/her peers accomplishes something that at times seemed impossible – self-efficacy is achieved, and they learn that they can indeed to hard things.
Monthly Recreational and Experiential Therapy Schedule includes:
- Yoga and Meditation every Tuesday – Friday morning
- Experiential Recreation Therapy every Tuesday
- Outings (as mentioned above by season) every Wednesday and Saturday afternoons
- Service projects every Saturday morning, ranging from deep cleaning the house to volunteering with Habitat for Humanity or Paws for Life pet adoption events
- Spirituality groups on Mondays for 3 weeks, finishing off with a sweat lodge on the Friday after the 3rd group.
- Clients also attend the gym almost every day and play volleyball on Fridays, sometimes against other local rehabs
- A local overnight campout once a month for qualifying inpatient clients
- Music group Tuesdays
- Art group on Mondays
- Goals and Meditation group on Mondays…