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Our comprehensive arrays of experiential therapies are offered as part our eating disorder treatment programs. The featured physical/recreational activities are non-strenuous and supervised.
Activities may include:
Animal Assisted Therapy: Animal assisted therapy is the deliberate and systematic use of animals in professional care plans, to help residents reach defined treatment goals. They are utilized to help normalize situations, calm, and motivate residents.
Increasingly more treatment providers are bringing animals into therapy sessions to create a safe place where clients can find the unconditional love and acceptance they need to begin their recovery process.
Equine Therapy: Equine assisted therapy offers residents a safe environment in which to work through issues of fear, anxiety, self-doubt, and poor communication. Our equine therapy group combines horse handling with therapeutically based exercises to teach patients about life skills, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships, and power struggles in order to enhance recovery. Equine Therapy can be a valuable modality to address roles and dynamics within the family system.
Canine Therapy: Canine assisted therapy utilizes dogs in order to help meet therapeutic goals and improve the physical, social, emotional, and/or cognitive performances of residents. We bring our therapy dogs into group sessions and instinctively the therapy dog will go to the resident who needs the security they provide in order to speak up and trust the group to share their thoughts and feelings.
Low Ropes Course: Low ropes course brings the therapy experience outdoors in an active, challenging, supportive environment, and brings out in hours what might have taken months or years in traditional talk therapy sessions. Our residents participate in group initiatives and individual challenges to create, stress, discomfort, fear, and frustration. These real life triggers are worked through in the supportive environment of the challenge course.
Yoga: Yoga brings the mind and body into alignment. Our residents are taught slow deliberate movements that connect the individual with their body allowing them to feel the movements and learn to appreciate the uniqueness of their body. Rosewood's Yoga instructors focus on the calming effects of general yoga practice and teach clients to be in the here and now with their body.
Tai Chi: At Rosewood our group provides a combination of mental and physical activity that works to harmonize the mind, body, and spirit, which promotes feelings of well being. Through concentration, control, and balance one practices a mind body connection of slow, fluid movements.
Swimming: Swimming offers gentle exercise without weight bearing strain on the muscles. We offer swimming as an opportunity for our residents to Work through their body image issues; as well as, with our residents that struggle with binge eating disorder to teach them how to move their bodies.
Meditation: Practicing meditation can change how a person relates to the flow of emotion and thoughts in the mind and helps to create a mindful and focused present state of mind.
Journaling: The process of journaling focuses on building techniques that encourage insight and self awareness through written expression. Journaling is for on-going self exploration and affirmation.
Music Therapy: Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Our music therapy group is designed to allow residents to explore their personal feelings, make positive changes in mood and emotional states, have a sense of control over life through successful experiences, practicing problem solving, and resolve conflicts leading to stronger peer and family relationships.
Drumming: Our residents participate in a group exercise that promotes physical and mental relaxation, and stress relief.
Art Therapy: We offer our residents opportunities to express their feelings or emotions through various artistic avenues including: drawing, painting, and sculpting, among others.