Category: Recreational Therapy

Move To Change Your Mind

Empowering residents to take part in their own exercise regime for better health By Maliea Cartagena Fitness Specialist, Therapeutic & Recreational Activities Program As fitness specialists at Sierra Tucson, we often witness fear preventing many residents from stepping outside of their comfort zone. We’ve heard statements like, “The reason I don’t exercise is because I feel lost in knowing how to exercise.” Many residents are fearful of being judged, as... Read More

Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone: The Power of Experiential Therapy

By Christopher Craig, MA, MS A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. As part of the Therapeutic & Recreational Activities Program at Sierra Tucson, experiential therapy gives participants the opportunity to engage in new behaviors, take healthy risks, and gain insight into patterns that are preventing them from moving forward. This process is replicated in... Read More