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Experiential Therapy At
Oasis River Recovery

Oasis River Recovery's experiential therapy program offers a unique approach to addiction treatment that combines traditional therapy with hands-on activities such as art, music, yoga, and adventure therapy.

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Experiential Therapy In Addiction Treatment

Addiction is often a symptom of deeper emotional, psychological, or social issues, and traditional talk therapy may not be enough to address its underlying issues. Experiential therapy offers an alternative outlet for emotional expression using hands-on nonverbal, creative, and fun experiences.

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How Experiential Therapy Works

Experiential therapy operates on the belief that a person's perception influences their behavior, similar to cognitive behavioral therapy. By utilizing various forms of creative expression to confront and release negative emotions, clients can experience positive emotions such as accomplishment, love, forgiveness, and peace.

With the help of our skilled therapists, clients participating in experiential activities can delve deeper into their emotional processing, creativity, inner thoughts, and motivations that drive their interactions with others.

Through this process, clients learn to reflect on their experiences and become more comfortable making their own choices and decisions. Many forms of experiential therapy involve confronting difficult situations or memories, allowing clients to address internal conflicts that have gone unaddressed.

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Types Of Experiential Therapy At ORR

Oasis River Recovery is proud to offer a wide range of experiential therapy types, and thanks to our beautiful location, we can integrate many of our programs into the nature around us.

Adventure Therapy

This type of therapy uses outdoor activities to promote personal growth, self-awareness, and resilience. Some of our most popular adventure therapy activities include whitewater rafting, rock climbing, rope courses, hiking, and cycling.

Art Therapy

Art therapy uses creative expression to explore emotions and experiences. Activities include drawing, painting, and other visual art forms, as well as music and movement.

Trauma-Informed Yoga

This type of therapy uses yoga to promote physical and emotional healing in individuals who have experienced trauma. TIY incorporates many aspects of Hatha, Kundalini, and Yin yoga methods.


Breathwork therapy uses controlled breathing techniques to promote emotional processing and regulation using several techniques, including holotropic breathwork, Pranayama, and rebirthing.

Accelerated Resolution Therapy

ART therapy sessions use a combination of talk therapy and rapid eye movement (REM) techniques to process trauma and other negative emotions in a more direct and efficient way.

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Benefits Of Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy uses creative and physical activities to help individuals identify and connect with their emotions related to substance abuse, success, disappointment, responsibility, and self-esteem. Through these experiences, individuals can better understand their emotions and develop new ways of managing them.

For example, adventure therapy can help individuals build resilience and develop problem-solving skills, which can be applied to daily life challenges. Art or music therapy can provide a safe space for individuals to express their emotions and work through trauma, leading to greater self-awareness and healing.

Experiential therapy also creates a supportive environment for peers to connect, fostering a sense of community and reducing feelings of isolation.

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A Recovery Program Designed to Promote Wellness

Oasis River Recovery strives to provide a unique recovery program unlike anything offered in the area. By incorporating evidence-based treatment, experiential therapy methods, and holistic healing modalities, we've created a program that blends into our location's natural beauty

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Experiential therapy helps individuals connect with their emotions related to substance abuse, success, disappointment, responsibility, and self-esteem, gaining a deeper understanding of themselves.

Interpersonal Skills

Experiential therapy creates a supportive environment for individuals to connect with others going through similar experiences, fostering a sense of community and reducing feelings of isolation.

Problem-Solving Skills

Experiential therapy confronts difficult situations or memories, allowing clients to address internal conflicts and develop problem-solving skills applicable to daily life challenges.

Lasting Sobriety

Experiential therapy can help individuals develop a sense of empowerment and self-efficacy, which can be crucial in maintaining sobriety and preventing relapse.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction or mental health issues, contact Oasis River Recovery. We offer various therapy options, holistic modalities, and inpatient or outpatient treatment programs. Call us today, and one of our experienced admissions agents can answer any general questions about addiction therapy and how our treatment process works.