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Navigating Social Challenges with OpentraX Adventure Therapy Programs: Cost, Process, and Unmatched Benefits

Adventure therapy is a transformative approach that blends fun, thrill and healing to foster personal growth, self-confidence and social competence. OpentraX, as a pioneering provider of adventure therapy in Australia, presents a unique therapeutic model, termed Social-traX©, which is primarily geared towards developing social skills in a stimulating and engaging environment. With a blend of structured and unstructured activities led by experienced practitioners and exercise physiologists, Social-traX© creates a safe environment where participants can learn, grow and thrive.

The effectiveness of our model, however, often leads to questions about the cost, process, and benefits of our programs. This post seeks to offer a comprehensive understanding of our program’s cost structure, the unique Social-traX© model, and the unparalleled value that our programs deliver.

Unravelling the Cost Structure

Our cost structure encapsulates a range of services, each curated to drive optimal outcomes for our participants. The cost covers three critical components:

  1. Initial Assessment: This comprehensive analysis is conducted by our expert therapists in a comfortable environment chosen by the participant, allowing us to understand their unique needs, preferences, and goals. The cost for this initial meeting is utilised for devising a personalised program based on the participant’s unique requirements.

  2. Therapy Sessions: Our therapy sessions form the crux of our adventure therapy programs. Designed to be enjoyable and engaging, these sessions are geared towards imparting vital therapeutic lessons, providing unique value for the cost.

  3. Reassessment and Progress Report: We conduct a reassessment at the end of the program to measure progress and chart out future goals. A detailed post-program progress report prepared by an allied health therapist offers an insightful look into the participant’s journey, justifying the cost attributed to this stage.

Delving into the Social-traX© Model

The Social-traX© model is a comprehensive therapy approach designed to deliver an array of social benefits. Here’s a snapshot of how our model works:

  1. Confidence Building: By encouraging participants to step outside their comfort zones through activities like leading a group ride, we help foster self-confidence, especially in social situations.

  2. Enhancing Communication Skills: Through active engagement and interaction, participants get to improve their listening, speaking and non-verbal communication skills.

  3. Emotional Regulation: With the physically and emotionally challenging nature of bike riding, our facilitators provide support to help participants manage their emotions, build resilience and enhance their coping skills.

  4. Promoting Empathy: Group discussions and collaborative activities allow participants to gain an understanding of others’ perspectives and foster a sense of empathy.

  5. Decision-Making and Problem-Solving: Participants are encouraged to make decisions and solve problems during our activities, with facilitators providing feedback and coaching to enhance these critical skills.

  6. Teamwork and Collaboration: By undertaking activities that require working towards common goals, participants learn to communicate effectively, share responsibilities and support each other.

  7. Trust and Rapport Building: Our facilitators create a safe and supportive environment that promotes trust and rapport, helping participants feel comfortable during the therapy sessions.

  8. Encouraging Respectful Behaviour: By modelling positive behaviours, we help participants develop appropriate social behaviours and respect towards others.

  9. Peer-to-Peer Support: We create opportunities for participants to work together, share their experiences and provide mutual encouragement and support.

  10. Social Awareness: Structured activities focused on building conversation skills, assertiveness, conflict resolution and more, help enhance participants’ social awareness and skills.

In addition, the Social-traX© model helps to reduce feelings of social isolation and loneliness and encourages participants to engage in social activities outside therapy sessions. They are given opportunities to develop meaningful relationships and friendships, understand and respect diversity, and foster a sense of belonging and community. The model also works towards improving social confidence and self-esteem and provides a safe and supportive environment for social interaction and growth.

Overall, Social-traX© therapy sessions at OpentraX strive to foster independence, self-efficacy and help participants reach their unique social goals. The real benefits lie in the opportunities for making friends, building relationships, gaining confidence in social situations, reducing social anxiety, and fostering an easier social bonding through shared interests and activities in a supportive and constructive environment facilitated by compassionate practitioners.

OpentraX is more than an investment; it’s a journey of transformation, empowerment, and growth. It’s an adventure that extends beyond our program, fostering lifelong friendships and providing the skills necessary to navigate social situations with confidence and ease. If you’re ready to embark on this exciting journey, fill out an application form today.

Link to the application form: [Application form]

And if you know someone who could benefit from our programs, please participate in our referral program.

Link to the referral program: [Referral program]

Join our OpentraX community and experience a world of transformation, empowerment, and growth.

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Principal AEPDirector | OpentraXAccredited Clinical Exercise PhysiologistAccredited Exercise ScientistAEP, AES, ESSAM, ACSM, BSHPE, MCEPBachelor of Clinical Exercise PhysiologyPASSIONATE ABOUT:Making the most of my time on this big old rock by helping people that aren’t always given the opportunities to have the incredible life experiences, feelings and joys that many of us enjoy every day without a second thought. I love to challeng myself through many different aspects of my life to see where I can improve to make my life, and those lives around me, better!SPECIALISES IN WORKING WITHAges 20 – 80yoMental healthMusculoskeletal Injuries & ConditionsDepressionAnxietyADHDASDFUN FACTS:I‘ve had a number of articles published in prominent scientific and medical journals ie. Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, I’ve got a youtube recipe video of me making Big Mac Sauce that was recommended to the world by actor Colin FarrellI’ve ridden in a real-life rodeoI make my own bacon, sausages, brew my own beer, love fishing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, and being in the great outdoorsWhat is your favorite song?Til’ you can’t’ song by Cody JohnsonDo you have any hidden talents or hobbies?What is a fear you have overcome in your life?Staying the same. Not getting the most out of my life. It’s real. We get one go at this life, I used to worry about where I’d end up, who I’d turn out to be, what I’d achieve in my life. Working with the incredible people I have in my career, I realise that life could change in an instant for any one of us, through no fault of our own. Now, instead of constantly looking ahead at the destination, I’ve become far more present to the moment. Enjoying the journey.The way I am, I know there’s always going to be plans, ideas, things that are bigger, shinier and more exciting to look forward to in life than where I am right now. Instead of focusing on those things all the time, I’ve worked hard to focus on enjoying the whole process, the journey…THE RIDE!I’ve been on a mission for most of my life to give things 110% and for those of you who’ve met me, or are about to…you’ll see. I’m not your run-of-mill Exercise Physiologist…well….person actually! I’m passionate, excited, and feel like my life is on a pretty amazing path and I want to be able to share this with anyone I cross paths with, in my life.What do you love being about an AEP?Being an AEP for me has given me formal skills and qualifications that enable me to truly help other people who are wanting to change or improve different aspects of their lives. My background as a High School Physical Education teacher before becoming an AEP equipped me with a strong appreciation for how different people can be, and how communication can be delivered to people in so many different ways.Working in schools and spending plenty of time involved in outdoor education programs and activities taught me that what is effective for some, is certainly not for others and that it’s me as the teacher, leader or facilitator who needs to adapt my way of communication to help that person in the way that works best for them. Someone can ask me the same question 1000 different ways and ill try 1001 different ways of explaining until I know that they truly understand it in their own way. I don’t blow up, get mad or angry…that’s a waste of my explaining energy…and sometimes I really need it!What do you hope to be able to achieve for your clients?Doing the work our team does, I’ve realised that we are doing a fantastic job of improving peoples physical capacity, mental resilience and social independence and engagement with life, but most importantly, we are building meaningful relationships with our clients, and helping them to build their own relationships with those that they want to by linking them up with other people who genuinely want friends, social connections and to live life to the fullest.