Adventure Therapy in Cohasset, Massachusetts

East Coast Recovery Center proudly integrates Cohasett’s beautiful landscape and surroundings into weekly adventure therapy sessions, where clients can explore their emotions and practice mindfulness during indoor and outdoor engaging activities.

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What is Adventure Therapy?

Adventure therapy combines evidence-based, experiential therapy with recreational activities and outings to boost physical, social, spiritual, and mental health. It’s perfect for individuals and groups who struggle to connect with traditional therapy methods and benefit more from hands-on and active healing exercises, like expressive art therapy, yoga, breathwork, or drumming.

Substance use can lock individuals into negative mindsets that focus on in-the-moment, instant, and internal relief, even if it’s physically and mentally damaging. Once you’re involved in a breathwork session on the beach or light hike through a bird sanctuary or state parks, you can mentally spread out, take in your surroundings, and feel the therapy process happen naturally.

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Adventure Therapy Activities At East Coast Recovery

East Coast Recovery Center is blessed to be surrounded by calm and vibrant natural landscapes, including Massachusetts Bay, multiple beaches, Wheelwright Park, Wompatuck State Park, historical parks and towns, conservations, marshes, wildlife sanctuaries, and harbors. We don’t offer intensive wilderness expeditions or camping trips, as these can be overwhelming and physically strenuous for some individuals. Instead, we focus on relaxing activities, including:

  • Light hikes
  • Nature and beach walks
  • Breathwork and yoga on the beach
  • Bowling
  • Baseball games

After each activity, groups process what they learned, saw, felt, and enjoyed during the session and hear from positive adventure therapists who tie the experience to treatment objectives, coping skills, and mindsets.

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Benefits Of Adventure Therapy in Cohasset, MA

Adventure therapy allows participants to experience the positive effects of mindfulness, social connection, and physical engagement.

  • Improves mental health: Research proves nature has a positive and calming impact on mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
  • Improves self-esteem: Addiction and substance abuse are frequently impacted by low self-esteem. Adventure therapy helps clients step outside their comfort zones and adopt coping strategies they may have thought were out of reach.
  • Encourages connection: Coming together as a group of peers seeking recovery is a great way to strengthen connections and build a supportive community.
  • Increases the chance of long-term recovery: Individuals who struggle to connect with a therapy method or coping mechanism during treatment are less likely to feel confident in their ability to heal and adapt, which can lead to relapse. Adventure therapy helps clients release possibly unknown pockets of built-up stress and energy and can change how they see and approach therapy.

Is Adventure Therapy Right For You?

Adventure therapy encourages people who struggle with addiction to confront their perceived limitations, guilt, and other overwhelming emotions to enhance their confidence. Adventure therapy is perfect for:

  • Individuals who struggle with traditional therapy methods
  • Individuals who struggle with one-on-one talk therapy sessions
  • Individuals who struggle to open up during group counseling
  • Individuals who’ve experienced trauma
  • Individuals who struggle with dissociation or disconnection

Adventure Awaits at East Coast Recovery

Everyone’s path to recovery is unique, and therapy methods must reflect that reality. East Coast Recovery Center aims to offer everything a client needs to achieve long-term sobriety and a better life. Please contact us for more information about adventure therapy or other treatment options we offer, and one of our admissions agents can help you get started. You can also email or fill out a callback form, and our agents will get back to you at your earliest convenience.



What is the difference between adventure therapy and wilderness therapy?

  • Adventure therapy focuses on the experience, no matter the level of intensity, whereas wilderness therapy focuses on camping, backpacking, and other physical activities.


Is adventure therapy safe?

  • Yes, all of our adventure therapy activities are accompanied by trained clinicians who monitor the group and make sure everyone is safe, supported, and engaged throughout the experience.


How long are adventure therapy sessions?

  • Adventure therapy sessions can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour and a half based on the activity.
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