Recreational Therapy Activities in San Diego
Experience Structured Living specializes in providing recreational therapy activities for individuals with special needs and disabilities in San Diego. Our team of certified therapists are dedicated to helping empower individuals to participate in therapeutic recreation activities that promote an improved quality of life. Through personalized and creative programming, we strive to create meaningful experiences that promote independence and self-esteem. At Experience Structured Living, we strive to provide our clients with quality recreational therapy activities in San Diego that promote physical and emotional well-being.
What is Recreational Therapy?
Recreational therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses recreational activities to help individuals manage and cope with mental, physical, and emotional disabilities. Recreational therapy in mental health focuses on improving functional abilities, communication skills, self-esteem and socialization skills. Through structured programs, clients learn how to safely participate in recreational activities while developing healthy coping strategies. With the help of our staff, individuals can learn how to use leisure activities to promote physical and emotional well-being.
Why Recreational Therapy in Mental Health is Important?
Therapeutic recreation programs can be an effective outlet that provides tools for individuals to gain confidence, build social relationships, and learn how to manage their emotions in a healthier way. It helps individuals with special needs feel connected and accepted while providing them the opportunity to express themselves through creative activities. Recreational therapy also promotes physical activity which can help improve coordination and reduce stress levels. Through engaging activities, individuals can gain an improved sense of self-esteem and well-being.
What Does a Therapeutic Recreation Program Look Like?
We provide a variety of recreational activities such as adventure-based, art therapy, music therapy, and group activities that are designed to help individuals reach their goals. Our certified recreation therapists create personalized plans based on one’s medical diagnosis, level of disability, age and lifestyle preferences. Through recreational therapy, individuals can learn how to participate in leisure activities that promote physical and emotional well-being which translates into uplifting so many areas of their life, including their social lives.
Who Can Benefit from Recreational Therapy?
Recreational therapy is beneficial for individuals of all ages and abilities. Our programs are designed to provide personalized experiences that cater to each individual’s needs, interests, and goals. We specialize in assisting clients with physical, developmental, mental health and emotional disabilities. By providing a safe and supportive environment we enable clients to reach their highest potential while gaining self-acceptance and building lasting relationships.
Recreational therapy can be a powerful tool to help individuals manage and cope with mental, physical, and emotional disabilities.
Recreational therapy is a great way for individuals of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to gain confidence, build social relationships, and manage their emotions in healthier ways. It’s an important step in helping individuals live their best life while developing positive coping skills that can be used for the rest of their lives.
Why Choose Experience Structured Living for Therapeutic Recreation Services
Our experienced staff provides evidence-based services that are designed to help each person reach their full potential and live life with purpose and joy. Coastally positioned within minutes of the Oceanside pier, we see beautiful weather year-round, which means more time spent outside and getting crucial sunlight. There are so many beach activities that can be enjoyed in both individual and group settings. From hiking and walking along the beach, playing team sports in the sand, taking advantage of the incredible sunsets over the ocean, and taking dips in the ocean, Experience Structured Living offers the best in therapeutic recreation services, both inside and out of our housing.
Recreational Activities Provided
Experience Structured Living is committed to providing fun and engaging recreational activities that help individuals learn how to use leisure activities as a tool for self-improvement. We offer individual, group, and family counseling sessions, adventure-based therapy such as surfing, kayaking, sailing, powerboat rides along the coast, mountain biking, and more. More comprehensive examples of the recreational activities provided might include:
- Adventure-based: Our staff leads adventure-based activities such as zip lining, hiking, kayaking and other outdoor experiences to help build confidence and problem solving skills.
- Art Therapy: We offer art therapy sessions that provide individuals a creative outlet to express their feelings and explore different ways of self-expression.
- Music Therapy: We provide a variety of music therapy experiences which can help individuals develop emotional stability, social skills and body awareness.
- Occupational Therapy Activities: Our certified recreation therapists are experienced in providing occupational therapy activities that promote independence, self-care and socialization.
- Group Activities: Our recreation therapists create engaging group activities to promote positive peer relationships, team-building and communication skills.