We want our clients to learn new skills and then have the opportunity to put them to use. One way new skills are put to practice is on the Ropes Challenge Course.
Our challenge course offers both high and low activities. Both involve an intricate network of ropes, cables, and logs. The only difference between the two courses is height. The high ropes course is 20 to 40 feet in the air, while the low ropes course is one to four feet off the ground. We also have a rock climbing wall and a zip line.
Challenge Course Experiential and Intimacy Disorders
Our goal is for every client to visit the challenge course at least twice during her stay, provided she is deemed medically capable. She may go as part of a group, or in an individual session with her therapist. Patients must wear a helmet and safety harness, and remain attached to a safety line while engaging in these activities.
All activities are designed to address specific therapeutic issues. Often these are areas patients are currently exploring in individual or group therapy. These include group communication, problem-solving, trust, planning, teamwork, facing fear, cooperation, understanding self, and self-esteem.
Safety is our primary concern, which is why patients are always surrounded by trained staff. Yet we do recognize that safety is a broader issue than just physical safety. No one is ever forced to participate. We believe in “Challenge by Choice.”
A high level of communication is encouraged throughout the activity and during the process session following the experience. Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts, insights, and feelings, as they apply to themselves or to one another. By taking part in this experientce and discussion, patients gain valuable insight about themselves, others, and life.
You Can Achieve Recovery
In a safe and nurturing community composed of their peers, women are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals to gain the courage to face difficult issues, including grief and loss; heal from emotional trauma; and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery. Visit us here or feel free to phone us at 877-472-6760.