3Learning Styles People learn by watching People learn by hearing People learn by readingPeople learn by doing
4Experiential Activities Encourage neurochemical recoveryAllow the client to experience the feelings, solutions, and outcomes.Can be funPractice the behaviorTeam Building – Support for Drug Court ParticipantsProblem Solving – must think through
5Think of the issues for two people New ParticipantRecovery – it’s not what I’m used to.I’ll do it my wayI don’t trust these peopleNeeds to learn new skillsNew ProsecutorDrug Court – it’s not what I’m used to.I’ll do it my wayI don’t trust these peopleNeeds to learn new skills
6Traditional “Talk” Therapy Individual/Group sessionsTalk about “issues”“Talking the Talk”An “artificial” environmentCan be dominated by certain membersSome people don’t talk
7Lectures/Movies Used to present information –important Less interaction – passiveRetention issues – particularly in early recoveryApplication issues – can you do it after hearing/watching it?
8Experiential Approaches Everyone participatesDoes not require great verbal skillsParticipants must think through problemsExperience whether their solutions work.Fun and energizing
9Concepts Trust Thinking “out of their box” “My way isn’t working so well”CommunicationFollowing directionsListening“I could use some help”
10Experiential Activities Role Plays – what scenarios will folks facePaper exercises“Game Shows” – Recovery JeopardyExercisesRopes Course