Allied Therapy is a group of different therapies that can include Art Therapy, Movement Therapy, Music Therapy, and recreation. Each therapy uses an assortment of activities to help with coping skills, stress management, social skills, relapse prevention, leisure education and more.
What is Group Therapy with Allied Therapy?
Group Therapy is an outlet for patients to talk about their recovery, needs, challenges, resilience, and strengths; learn from each other; and increase self-awareness to aid in recovery. Group therapy offers an opportunity to develop positive strategies for emotional release.
What is Life Skills with Allied Therapy?
Life Skills groups offer education for coping strategies, relapse prevention, stress and anger management, relaxation education, and more. Life Skills groups help develop patients’ abilities to cope with daily life experiences and support their recovery.
What is Creative Arts Therapy with Allied Therapy?
Creative Arts Therapies can include music, movement, art, therapeutic play and other creative and expressive experiences. The creative arts help patients identify and develop leisure skills, improve stress management, develop socialization skills, improve self-confidence and independence, and capitalize on strengths.
What is Movement Therapy?
Movement Therapy is a creative outlet to help people process and express their experiences. In Movement Therapy groups, people begin to develop and experience a flexible and confident sense of their body, and learn new ways to nurture and care for their emotional and bodily needs.
What is Art Therapy?
Art Therapy is the use of art expression for communication of thoughts, feelings and experiences, as well as the development of personal growth and creativity. It uses a variety of materials with a selected purpose. Sharing images is important in Art Therapy. Patients can communicate without talking. Art Therapy tasks include projective drawings and group murals, as well as many other art activities.
What is Music Therapy?
Music Therapy is a creative outlet for coping strategies and self-expression. Music Therapy activities include improvisation on percussion instruments, singing, song writing, musical games, song lyric discussions, movement, relaxation and much more. Music Therapy helps increase frustration tolerance, improve stress and anger management, promote relaxation techniques, increase self esteem, improve socialization and group relations, and develop other coping strategies for life experiences.