Experiential Activities

We found that experiential therapy helps develop self awareness, confidence, communication skills and empathy. Olympus healing Center is  venturing into helping our clients to use their creative expression, physicality and face their life challenges. We provide an array of activities. Some examples of experiential therapy:

Art Therapy

Research has found that art can help psychological disorders and improve mental health. It’s a healing technique that allows clients to explore their emotions through creative techniques such as drawing, painting, coloring or sculpting.  Based on the client’s art forms, art therapists can then get a better understanding of the client’s feelings and behavior to resolve deeper issues.  Art therapy is a great way for clients to develop self- awareness, self-esteem, coping skills, and improvement on all levels of functioning. It benefits those who struggle with addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and trauma.

Recreation Therapy

Olympus Healing Center works with local horse sanctuaries to offer an opportunity to heal through different types of activities. Working with these extraordinary animals is a deeply personable experience that can encourage clients to face emotional challenges and overcome personal obstacles. 

 

Research has found that equine therapy can greatly improve an individual’s quality of life, especially those who struggle with addiction, anxiety, mental health, and physical health. It does not necessarily involve riding but may include grooming, feeding and ground exercises. Mental health professionals work with one or more clients and one or more horses in an experiential manner to help the clients learn about themselves and others while processing or discussing the client’s feelings, behaviors, and patterns. The goal is to help the client in social, emotional, cognitive, or behavioral ways. Other terms for equine psychotherapy include Equine-facilitated psychotherapy (EFP), equine-assisted therapy (EAT), Equine Facilitated Healing (EFW), Equine Facilitated Counselling (EFC) and Equine Facilitated Mental Health.

Ropes Course Challenges

Another adventure we incorporate into a client’s treatment plan is a ropes course challenge.  It is an extraordinary way to gain physical strength and expand an individual’s comfort zone. Ropes courses also provide an excellent opportunity to build teamwork and communication skills. By working with a team, it helps you feel guided, supported and accepted.

Yoga

Yoga is about self-improvement; it’s about self-acceptance and body centering. 

 

Through slow body movements yoga helps individuals maintain mindfulness, learn how to be vulnerable and find peace within themselves.  It helps one align a complete system of physical, mental, spiritual and social development. It can add value to a client’s quality of life for those who struggle with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sleep, blood pressure conditions and PTSD.

All physical modalities are offered as individual and group sessions.

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