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EP 007:

How is Adventure Therapy an Effective Tool for Treating Trauma?

With Marie Turley and Bobby Chapman

Today we sit down with therapists Marie Turley and Bobby Chapman. Together, they talk through the impactful modality of adventure therapy. They share their years of experience and their passion for helping patients get outside the therapy room and into their bodies with this unique way of treating trauma.

“Adventure is just so unique. For example, you can theorize and lecture about the principles of surrender. But with Adventure Therapy, you get to literally practice letting go, and your body is experiencing it!”

– Bobby Chapman

Meet this episode’s experts

Marie Turley, MA, considers herself a recovering human being who is passionate about encouraging others to know and love themselves, follow their hearts, and release what is blocking movement toward healing and peace. Marie is a Licensed Senior Psychological Examiner with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from MTSU. She is a Certified Level II challenge course facilitator, Certified Advanced Integrative Therapy practitioner, and trained in EMDR, EFT, brain spotting, and Matrix Reimprinting. She is excited at how these energetic modes of treatment empower people with their own healing. She graduated from the Nashville School of Homeopathy and completed a Homeopathic Master Clinician course in fall 2014. 

She has been with the Milestones team since it launched as an Adjunct Therapist.

Robert has over 35 years of experience in the recovery field and specializes in adventure therapy techniques utilizing the challenge course, and ropes course, as well as experiential and metaphor therapy as tools to enhance recovery from trauma, family of origin, and addiction and attachment issues. Robert has provided extensive training services throughout the country for a number of years. He has been on the faculty of CENAPS Intensive School of Relapse Prevention Specialists and has been published in Addictions and Recovery Magazine as well as other recovery-related publications. Robert has worked in private practice and nationally recognized treatment centers, bringing his expertise and passion for helping others through addiction, trauma, and mental health recovery.