Ropes/Climbing Challenges in Rehab
One of the unique parts of the Cirque Lodge alcohol and drug rehab experience is experiential therapy. A number of unique indoor and outdoor activities are utilized in teaching lessons of life and recovery. One of these activities involves our ropes course. The Studio location of Cirque is formerly a television and movie studio. A large soundstage in the facility houses a ropes course, archery and a Native American teepee. The indoor venue allows residents to take part in these activities year round as a part of their addiction treatment and recovery program.
The ropes course consists of two giant tripods of logs that connected together through a series of climbing events and challenges. Clients can learn to overcome their fears through accomplishing such feats. A giant swing and zip line also provide some fun within these activities. However, ropes activities consist of so much more. There are also a number of low ropes challenges that require the work of a team and different thought processes to think through the problem. The lessons that are learned can be applied to overcoming addiction and working the steps of recovery.
These activities are conducted and carried out by members of our experiential staff. These individuals are trained and experienced in working with clients through such climbing activities. Staff members also take time in the activity to sit down with the clients and discuss what was learned with the challenge and how it can apply to themselves and their recovery. Such activities also help to make the treatment and drug rehab experience more enjoyable. Overcoming an addiction can be a struggle. Experiential activities help with spiritual recovery and having some fun while doing so.