What are family therapy activities?
They’re a wide range of therapies that help an entire family — not just the individual — overcome alcohol and substance use disorders (AUD/SUD).
Why are therapy activities important?
Because AUD/SUD affects everyone — not just the person with the disorder. AUD and SUD can create tension and problems within the family. Many of these problems become so severe that each member of the family may eventually need professional help to deal with these problems in their own way. Exploring family therapy ideas can help you find the best way to reconnect with your loved ones and start moving forward as a family.
Family therapy activities are part of family therapy programs at most high-quality treatment centers. By participating in family therapy, you and your loved ones can reconnect and begin to heal and grow together again.
What Types of Family Therapy Activities Are Best for You?
The only way to answer that question is to begin your journey at a recovery center where you can meet with a trained specialist. Even if you think you know all the problems that exist in your family caused by addiction, a trained professional can identify areas where everyone can work together to improve.
The good news is that there are many therapies available so that you can find the right one for you. As part of our comprehensive addiction therapy services, our family therapy programs taps into other therapeutic modalities, including:
- Trauma Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Holistic Therapies
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Learning Opportunities Through Family Therapy Activities
Further family therapy ideas usually occur during the activities that we provide. They create great learning opportunities to help you create a healthier family dynamic. One of the skills you learn is how to communicate productively with the other members of your family. Additionally, family therapy activities work on creating and maintaining healthy boundaries that will help immensely in the future.
We find that many families have to start from square one and re-learn how to talk to one another. Working on better communication involves more than just speaking to work out your problems. It also means getting to know one another again and learning how to appreciate, accept, and love each other. An added benefit is that you learn how to laugh again and enjoy each other’s company without alcohol and drugs.
Drugs and Alcohol Do Not Have to Win
Addiction can feel hopeless for everyone.
However, treatment centers work with families every day to defeat hopelessness. No matter how deep-rooted the disorderd use of alcohol and/or drugs may be, there’s always a way to heal. It starts by committing to treatment, and committing to family therapy activities. Even if you don’t have the answer now, these activities will help you find the answer in time. Eventually, your family will feel like a family again.
Family Therapy Activities Available at Beacon House
Are you ready to rebuild your family and overcome addiction? Beacon House is here to provide professional support in a warm and caring environment. To find out more about our family therapy activities, call us today at 1 (831) 372-4366.