NorthStar Transitions offers an extensive experiential therapy and wellness program to clients enrolled in addiction treatment services. The experiential therapy and wellness program is on-going throughout all levels of care (residential-outpatient).

The Benefits of Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is designed to take clients out of their element and get them to engage with their peers and therapist through authentic interactions that may not otherwise happen in traditional group therapy. Experiential therapy breaks down a client’s walls and allows them to practice a skill or learn a concept through an experience rather than a facilitated group or lecture.

During and after each experiential therapy activity, clients process the activity with the therapist facilitating the exercise and the other group participants. Processing the activity allows clients the opportunity to further highlight and discuss the concepts and skills being learned and to learn from each others experience and insights.

Skills Clients May Utilize

  • Asking for help
  • Trust
  • Persevering through fear
  • Providing positive feedback
  • Listening to positive feedback
  • Teamwork
  • Self-confidence
  • Relying on others

Examples of Experiential Therapy Activities





Health and Wellness

NorthStar Transitions also offers general wellness programming. The purpose of our general wellness program is to help clients develop healthy habits and routines while in addiction treatment. Research has demonstrated that exercise and healthy diet are highly correlated with

  • Decreased anxiety and depression
  • Decreased cravings for drugs and alcohol
  • Increased self-confidence

NorthStar helps to instill exercise and healthy eating habits in our clients lives while they are still in addiction treatment so that they continue to use those tools to help regulate their mood long after they have have completed our program.

Examples of Health & Wellness Activities

Clients in NorthStar’s residential addiction treatment program are required to participate in the wellness program. Clients at Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient levels of care are encouraged but not required to participate in wellness programming.

Client Gym Access

Staff facilitated workouts

Staff facilitated hikes

On-site & off-site yoga

Group meal planning & cooking

Healing Starts Today

If you or a loved one has become addicted to Xanax, Vicodin, Valium or another prescription drug, we can help. NorthStar Transitions provides proven recovery solutions that are tailored to the needs of each individual. Please click HERE to verify your insurance and an admissions representative will contact you as soon as possible (within 24 hours) to explain your insurance coverage and the available treatment options. You can also call us day or night at 303-625-6335 if you want to learn more about our programs in Boulder, Colorado.

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