3 Learning Styles People learn by watching People learn by hearing People learn by readingPeople learn by doing
4 Experiential 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
5 Think 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
6 Traditional “Talk” Therapy Individual/Group sessionsTalk about “issues”“Talking the Talk”An “artificial” environmentCan be dominated by certain membersSome people don’t talk
7 Lectures/Movies Used to present information –important Less interaction – passiveRetention issues – particularly in early recoveryApplication issues – can you do it after hearing/watching it?
8 Experiential Approaches Everyone participatesDoes not require great verbal skillsParticipants must think through problemsExperience whether their solutions work.Fun and energizing
9 Concepts Trust Thinking “out of their box” “My way isn’t working so well”CommunicationFollowing directionsListening“I could use some help”
10 Experiential Activities Role Plays – what scenarios will folks facePaper exercises“Game Shows” – Recovery JeopardyExercisesRopes Course