recreation therapy programA recreational therapy program utilizes social activities and experiential programs to address specific needs you may have as you recover from your addiction. It’s a way to move therapy out of a room and into the outdoors. It also is designed to be more dynamic than most traditional talk therapy as individuals use the experience as a basis for their treatment. Recreation therapy helps you with the physical, psychological, behavioral, or emotional areas of your life. Engaging in individual or group activities can boost your cognitive, social, and physical abilities. Sunflower Wellness Retreat offers a recreation therapy program as a part of our individual therapy program in Kansas City, KS.

We combine these types of activities with our evidence-based therapy to give you a more comprehensive treatment. So if you need help today with your addiction, then give us a call. We are here to help.

What is Recreational Therapy?

Recreational therapy offers a complementary approach to drug addiction treatment. If you have been struggling with addiction for several months or years, you may have isolated yourself from friends and family. Therefore, you may not know how to engage in social activities without being under the influence of some drugs or alcohol. Recreation therapy serves a dual purpose. Not only does it get individuals up and active again, which improves their overall physical health, but also the social aspects and cooperation help reduce anxiety and stave off depression.

Recreational therapy can help you break that cycle and learn how to have fun and relax without any substance. Sunflower Wellness Retreat offers a wide range of recreational therapy activities such as:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Athletic activities
  • Music, dance, painting, or theater
  • Meditation and yoga
  • Animal therapy
  • Engaging in community events

We provide a mixture of activities so that you can find something you are naturally interested in. The goal of our activities is to help you relax, have fun, and mingle with others as you learn new things. By promoting relaxation, you can reduce stress and build relationships with others who are also on the road to recovery.

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Why We Offer a Recreation Therapy Program

Our group and individual recreation therapy program in Kansas City, KS, aims to give you a more comprehensive treatment. You are far more likely to stay with our program and stay clean when you engage in activities that promote wellness.

We have observed that there are several benefits to a recreational therapy program such as:

  • Your mood improves significantly
  • Your motor skills and physical strength improves
  • You develop healthier social skills and relationships with others
  • Recreation gives you a greater sense of independence and confidence
  • You have a sense of well-being when you get out of the house
  • Your overall quality of life improves drastically

Engaging in activities as a part of your therapy helps you manage your time and establish a work-life balance. There is a strong correlation between those who work all the time and suffer from addiction. Recreational activities pull you away from both. When your life is more balanced and you learn to enjoy each day, you are less likely to turn to drugs or alcohol to fill the void.

Find the Therapy To Meet Your Needs at Sunflower Wellness Retreat

Recreational therapy acts as a great supplement to your overall treatment plan. It complements different therapies as well as 12-step programs. However, recreational therapy isn’t the only form of therapy individuals can benefit from or may need. At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we offer several therapeutic options so that every individual who comes to us can find the specific support they need. Some of our therapy programs include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Holistic therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Recreation therapy
  • Trauma therapy

In addition, if you are receiving treatment for a mental health issue, recreational activities can provide an outlet that replaces self-medicating. You will also enjoy your treatment plan more if you have an opportunity to do some fun things. It is better than sitting in a chair talking to your therapist all day. They motivate you to want to complete your treatment program.

If you would like to find out more about our recreation therapy program, contact Sunflower Wellness Retreat. We are here to help you overcome your addiction to drugs and alcohol. Call us at 855.730.8825 to set up a consultation with a treatment specialist.