Experiential Therapies

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Experiential therapy is a method that integrates a person’s direct experiences with therapeutic goals, aiming to create a new way of experiencing and responding to life. This therapeutic approach includes engaging activities that require active participation, facilitating physical, emotional, and cognitive involvement in one’s own healing journey. Through this immersive engagement, individuals can enhance self-awareness, personal growth, and develop critical coping mechanisms.

Art therapy is an example, offering individuals a means to express emotions and experiences creatively when words are insufficient. Equine-assisted therapy provides interaction with horses, teaching lessons in trust, communication, and empathy, all beneficial for emotional recovery and growth. Adventure therapy introduces outdoor activities like hiking or rock climbing, focusing on teamwork, problem-solving, and personal resilience, beneficial in overcoming addiction.

Group settings might feature psychodrama, where participants act out life scenarios, gaining insights into their emotions, memories, and behaviors, facilitating healing from traumatic or challenging experiences. Experiential therapy is applicable across a spectrum of psychological disorders and life challenges, including trauma, eating disorders, and substance abuse, beneficial for those seeking to heal from past hurts or improve their relational dynamics.

Offered in various settings, from individual to clinical environments, experiential therapy is often combined with traditional talk therapies, although it can be a standalone treatment. It caters to all ages, with certain modalities like play therapy being more child-focused. The therapy is tailored to client preferences, with therapists specializing in or combining different experiential methods.

The core belief of experiential therapy is that perception shapes behavior. Through creative and interactive experiences, individuals can process and release negative emotions, making room for positive experiences of love, forgiveness, and peace. This approach not only facilitates deeper emotional insight and creativity but also empowers clients to reflect on their experiences, make autonomous decisions, and confront unresolved issues.

Experiential therapy stands out by emphasizing active participation. Engaging physically in therapy accesses psychological aspects not otherwise reachable, with action creating cognitive and behavioral change. Various forms, including drama, music, art, play, outdoor, and animal-assisted therapies, serve different therapeutic needs, offering unique benefits from resolving past conflicts, enhancing emotional processing, reducing avoidance, changing perspectives, to creating creative expression.

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    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specializing in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa, and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of patients.

    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.

    Inpatient Rehab

    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Mental Health

    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

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