What is Adventure Therapy?
Adventure Therapy is a theory based practice similar to a more common method of treatment called Experiential Therapy. This evidence-based practice encompasses many different types of psychological theories. It essentially helps turn our unconscious minds, to a conscious level through action orientated activities. Participants learn to become emotionally focused to systematically help them become aware of their emotions so effective ways of coping can be learned and old patterns of behavior can change. This specific style of therapy provides a distinctive perception on emotion as a source of meaning, direction, and growth which helps develop full emotional intelligence.
How A'vue Uses Adventure Therapy?
We at A'vue AT engage in adventurous activities that are fun and exciting all by themselves, but we apply a metaphorical experience between an exciting activity and a life problem or situation that we need to learn to work through. The key to effective behavioral change is by facilitating new ways to express, explore, restructure old emotions with a new empathetic and reward relationship to life events. Get ready to put therapy into action and learn how we all do best.. experience. See, hear and feel the change. Take the final steps to a new way of life.
Why Is A'vue Adventure Therapy Benificial?
We as individuals may not always remember what we hear when we receive new information, it’s what we see, feel and experience that makes an impression in our lives. Drug use works the same way, by providing the user with an experience of sensory reward. People use drugs for one very simple reason because they feel good. Adventure therapy produces a similar reward experience, but in a healthy and natural way, which can help to replace old habits and empower someone to manage their own emotions.
Dr. Kevin Cauley, an addictions specialist and MD, talks about how addiction affects the brain and when speaking about how the brain recovers he quotes, "Fun is 1 out of 10 essential principles in successful recovery for this reason: The brain chemical dopamine that has been depleted in the addicted brain needs to be replenished. Learning non-drug-using ways to produce pleasure is essential to rebuilding the natural supplies of dopamine. Without dopamine, recovery will not be appealing, the addict will experience more pain than pleasure, and the option of returning to alcohol or drugs in order to feel good will be compelling."
Skills Learned Through Adventure Therapy:
Skills such as Team building, Communication, Problem Solving, Trust, Social Support Networking, Connections, Spirituality and much more, are all apart of your experience on our Adventure Trips.
Adventure Therapy Is Helpful For The Following Areas:
-Substance Abuse Recovery and Prevention
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-Impulse Control Problems
-Feelings Identification and Expression
-Family and Marriage Problems
-Obsessions and Compulsions