Recreational Therapy Programs in Florida and Texas

Origins Behavioral Healthcare: Recreational Therapy Programs in Florida and Texas
Origins Behavioral Healthcare: Recreational Therapy Programs in Florida and Texas

What Is Recreational Therapy?

Recreational therapy is a specialized form of therapy that uses leisure or recreational activities to improve the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social well-being of individuals with addiction and mental health conditions.

Key aspects of our recreational therapy programs include:

  • A focus on overall functioning and well-being
  • A variety of recreational activities tailored to each individual’s interests and strengths
  • Engaging activities that reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health symptoms often associated with addiction
  • Essential life skills (e.g., communication, problem-solving, time management, teamwork, etc.) to build coping skills for long-term mental health and recovery
  • Crucial support networks

At Origins, our recreational therapy programs and activities are an integral part of a comprehensive treatment plan designed to provide a well-rounded approach to recovery.

Our residential and outpatient treatment plans are tailored to your unique needs and typically include:

  • Medical detox and treatment
  • Gender- and Age-specific treatment options
  • Trauma-informed treatment
  • Spiritual care
  • Family program
  • 12-Step recovery program
  • Continuing care

Recreational Therapy Programs in Texas and Florida: An Overview

At Origins, we use a diverse range of activity-based interventions and techniques to improve our patients’ physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual wellness. This work is critical in assisting individuals as they develop life skills, knowledge, and behaviors that support healthy lives in recovery.

Areas of focus during recreational therapy groups for mental health and addiction include:

  • Development of a healthy, active lifestyle
  • Stress management
  • Emotional processing
  • Healthy coping strategies
  • Learning positive community interaction and reducing isolation
  • Building positive relationships
  • Emotional processing
  • Increased self-esteem and self-worth
  • Deepening the spiritual connection through body-based activity

Group Adventure Experience: Confront Your Fears and Build Confidence

Through the group adventure experience, patients at Origins can challenge themselves beyond their physical abilities. This experiential form of therapeutic intervention involves the creation of opportunities with peers to explore the unknown together.

Under the guidance of our highly trained recreational and wellness counselors, patients can confront their fears, build confidence, and grow in healthy ways.

Hanley is an amazing place. Their care for our loved one was amazing. We followed their advice, as did our loved one. They are deeply committed to the process of recovery. They provide individualized recovery programs that will work, provided the loved one follows it. Our loved one was so supported, and they are continuing their recovery. We are grateful for Hanley.

What Are the Benefits of Recreation Therapy Programs?

Recreational therapy interventions, like experiential therapy, provide positive health outcomes to people of all ages and backgrounds. Some of the most common disorders and symptoms that can benefit from experiential therapy are anxiety, depression, chronic pain, trauma and PTSD, and attention deficit disorders.

Experiential therapy groups focus on the following areas:

  • Stress management
  • Development of a healthy, active lifestyle
  • Improvement of body image
  • Processing of emotions
  • Strategies for healthy coping
  • Creating a positive community
  • Building greater self-worth and self-esteem
  • Strengthening relationships

What Makes Experiential Therapy Different?

In experiential therapy, health is defined as more than the absence of illness and encompasses physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development. We aim to help each patient live an abundant life filled with meaning, purpose, and wellness.

One of the unique features of experiential therapy is that it involves the body in the therapeutic process. By working within the limits of the patient’s physical abilities, we help each patient connect mindfully with themselves, incorporating meaningful and relevant teamwork into the therapy process.

Our Wellness Coordinators incorporate active, healthy living into treatment to enhance independence, health, and success at all levels.

Our Recreational Therapy Activities

Our recreational therapists and wellness coordinators use a range of groups and activities, including:

  • High-adventure and outdoor pursuits
  • Cooperative games
  • Trust activities
  • Problem-solving initiatives

Recreational therapy programs and activities broaden the range of interventions we offer our patients on the path to wellness. Recreational therapy aims to promote teamwork, trust, cooperation, communication skills, and personal growth. They challenge patients to step outside their comfort zones with support from their peers while working to identify and change behaviors.

If you’re looking for accredited addiction and mental health programs that offer recreational therapy options in Florida or Texas, please fill out our contact form below or call us at 561-841-1296.

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If you or someone you love has a substance use or mental health disorder, Origins Behavioral HealthCare can help. We will work alongside you to provide the most comprehensive treatment available.