A 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.