Adventure Therapy defined

• Adventure therapy is an active, experiential approach to group (and family) psychotherapy or counselling:
• Utilising an activity base, (cooperative group games, ropes courses, outdoor pursuits or wilderness expeditions)
• Employing real and or perceived (physical and psychological) risk as a clinically significant agent to bring about desired change
• Making meaning (through insights that are expressed verbally, nonverbally, or unconsciously that lead to behavioural change) from both verbal and nonverbal introductions prior to and discussions following the activity experience
• Punctuating isomorphic connection(s) (how the structure of the activity matches the resolution of the problem) that significantly contribute to the transfer of lessons learned into changed behaviour. (Gillis & Thomsen, 1996)