Don’t let your greatest enemy live in between your two ears.
Experiential therapy focuses on doing rather than talking. Therapists encourage clients to engage in activities which occupy the mind and body, often allowing the individual to process emotions and information more easily. The therapist may then provide feedback, either during or after the exercise, while also allowing the client to engage their own feelings and reactions. Many of these activities take place outside a normal office setting.
Experiential training in particular may be helpful for those who struggle with sit down face-to-face interactions with a counselor or functional skills technician. It can be difficult to build report in a restricted setting, but experiential interventions may help reduce that stress. Each technique is designed to engage a person while walking and hiking in the natural environment, thereby helping to ease the process.