Also referred to as Experiential Therapy Activities, “ETA’s” are an evidence-based approach to therapy that allows an individual to process painful emotions, manage traumatic or stressful events, and learn healthy coping and problem-solving skills to not only manage their distress, but learn to overcome and even thrive. ETA’s are different from traditional “talk therapy” in that they allow a client to process cognitive and emotional distress through various hands-on, interactive tasks and experiences.
Research shows that ETA’s can increase feelings of self-confidence and self-esteem, build motivation, and alleviate anxiety and stress, while teaching practical life skills with measurable outcomes.
Examples of ETA’s available for clients at Project Ember Initiative (PEI) include play, art, music, writing, sports, building, woodworking, design, horticulture, and many more. Utilizing our ETA Program, clients are able to cater a program specifically for their needs using our 4-Pillar Approach to overall well-being.
Includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is often directly related to a persons overall physical and social well-being.
A person’s overall subjective sense of personal value based on how the feel about themself. Also stated, self-esteem may be defined as how much you appreciate and like yourself regardless of the circumstances. S-E should be balanced as both too much or too little can be problematic.
A person’s overall subjective sense of personal value based on what they have to offer in a tangible sense . Also stated, self-worth is the learned experiences and skillset we possess that help us become productive members of society. S-W should be balanced as both too much or too little can be problematic.
Describes as how you lead your own life – setting your course, following it, and correcting as you go. It is the practice of intentionally influencing your thinking, feeling and actions towards your goals and not allowing oneself to be easily swayed by the negative influences of others.