What's Behind Experiential Therapy?

Developed in the 1970s, experiential therapy encourages participants to identify and address hidden or difficult issues through activities such as role-playing, guided imagery, the use of props and a range of other active experiences. While taking part in these activities, participants relax and enjoy being in the moment as they process the results of their strengths and skills. They may interact and share more with their leader and group members. An effective experiential therapy program helps participants change, grow and develop their self-esteem. Participants also learn to connect with new activities that they may continue to enjoy when they leave treatment.

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