Adventure excursions remind us how to experience natural joy, uncover new insights, and provide a respite from the rigors of clinical work. Orenda clients may opt for several outdoor adventures during their stay ranging from guided offshore fishing trips to scuba diving, to skydiving, and more.
Excursions taken within a therapeutic context are about more than having a good time. The role of adventure programming in treatment is to help us better understand how we perceive and interact with ourselves and others. Whether taking part in a team activity or going solo, taking time to reflect upon our internal dialogue and outward interactions can identify areas of progress and opportunity.
Adventure programming can be a beneficial part of a holistic treatment plan. The actions, behaviors, and beliefs that we exhibit while engaging in excursions provide valuable information to the client’s care team. It is especially helpful when adventure activities help us safely leave our normal comfort zone. Using our responses to activities can discover unaddressed anger, mistrust, and fears that can help therapists hone treatments and curriculum. Uncovering the joys and wonder of the natural world helps us remember the authentic pleasures without the use of alcohol and drugs.
The Orenda concierge helps clients arrange adventure activities and coordinates them with the client’s treatment schedule.