What is ABI Therapy?

Action Based Induction Therapy consists of various team based drills adapted from Navy SEAL training exercises. ABIT takes place three days each week on the beach and demands high-level engagement of the prefrontal cortex. ABIT helps rebuild, repair and strength the prefrontal cortex. By using the brain’s ability to adapt to stimulus, ABIT helps clients build new neural pathways. ABI Therapy uses team exercises that require the participant to use their prefrontal cortex over and over again. This repetition can be compared to weight training for the brain. This strengthening gives men struggling with addiction a much better chance at staying connected to others which, in turn, greatly enhances the probability of them staying sober.

ABIT results:

• Leadership & Teamwork Skills
• Improved Decision Making
• Ability to Regulate Emotions
• Stronger Prefrontal Cortex
• Interpersonal Attunement

Why ABI Therapy to Treat Addiction?

Treating addiction is a complicated process involving addressing everything from social and psychological to biological issues — all of which play a part in keeping men sick. All of these variables are interdependent and can be linked to one very critical area of the brain called the prefrontal cortex. This part of the brain is responsible for mood regulation, interpersonal connections, impulse control, forward thinking, morality, empathy and other critical human qualities. When a person is using drugs, this part of the brain stops functioning properly. This kicks off the vicious cycle of self destruction that we commonly know as addiction.

“The lessons I learned in Experiential have been essential tools in bringing our team together and showing me that I’m always capable of achieving more.” –
Will B, Graduate

Neil Trusso

Physical Empowerment Director

With a rich and impressive history as a college athlete, a US Navy SEAL Team member, and a triathlete, Neil most certainly has proven that he can “walk the walk.” The men at Tree House, under Neil’s guidance and mentoring, will be able to explore and discover untouched and untapped depths of inner strength and physical health.

 

Neil Trusso

Physical Empowerment Director

With a rich and impressive history as a college athlete, a US Navy SEAL Team member, and a triathlete, Neil most certainly has proven that he can “walk the walk.” The men at Tree House, under Neil’s guidance and mentoring, will be able to explore and discover untouched and untapped depths of inner strength and physical health.