DID YOU KNOW THAT GROUP THERAPY IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHODS OF ADDICTION TREATMENT? REGARDLESS OF YOUR AGE, LIFE PROBLEMS OR WHERE YOU COME FROM, GROUP THERAPY OFFERS GREAT POTENTIAL FOR PERSONAL GROWTH AND HEALING FROM MANY PROBLEMS LIKE DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, LOW SELF-ESTEEM, FAMILY PROBLEMS, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE.
Of course, group therapy does not fully treat addiction or other issues on its own. But through a broad range of group therapy activities, you gain greater strength, healing, and self-awareness for lasting recovery.
ABOUT GROUP THERAPY ACTIVITIES
Thousands upon thousands of group therapy activities for addiction exist today. In fact, it is likely that no limit exists for what these group therapy activities can include. Multiple books exist for guiding therapists in developing a quality group therapy program. These books include Group Treatment for Substance Abuse and Group Exercises for Addiction Counseling.
Whether your therapist develops programs based on these books or uses their own experience to create group therapy activities for addiction, the actual activity matters less than its therapeutic approach. Each of these activities must take place with specific goals in mind. These goals match your treatment plan and individual needs. But they also tie into the whole group’s needs for life improvement.
Group therapy activities for addiction take place in a wide range of settings. Much of your treatment time is spent inside a facility or focused group environment, where members share insights and information. Other groups involve educational sessions, such as learning about addiction, co-occurring mental health problems, and, relapse prevention. Still, others take place outside, as part of recreational-style activities.
QUALITY EXAMPLES OF GROUP THERAPY ACTIVITIES
A quality program of group therapy includes a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions. Outdoor activities tend to spark the most interest and engagement from people going through treatment. In fact, the key to finding a treatment program for your own needs is in finding one offering group therapies that interest you. Also look for a treatment location that makes you feel excited about your new life, such as in Florida where through group therapy you gain exposure to year-round sunshine and ocean breezes.
Examples of group therapy outdoor activities include:
- Marine therapy
- Nature therapy
- Paddle boarding therapy
- Boating therapy
Of course, group therapy also includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based methods. Sessions sometimes include meditation, mindfulness, MBSR, 12-step programs, art therapy and music therapy. They also commonly feature yoga, reiki, tai chi and qigong. Imagine yourself going through these therapies as activities, to see how you build a better future while trying new things.
FINDING YOUR PLACE FOR GROUP THERAPY
Finding the best option for group therapy and all of the other treatments you need takes time. But finding the right rehab center opens many doors to your brighter, happier and more fulfilling future in recovery.
In St. Augustine, Florida, Pearl of the Sea Retreat offers a wide range of group, individual and family therapies. All of these methods take place in the sunshine and island setting of Crescent Beach. Learn more about group therapy activities of Pearl of the Sea Retreat and how you gain healing where life begins anew.
Call Pearl of the Sea Retreat now at 866-962-1907.