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Sailaday OK – Life changing therapy at sea

Sailaday OK supports marine based adventure therapy to help adults, their families and young persons recover from the consequences of addictions, abuse and other trauma .

Our unique evidence based therapeutic model promotes positive personal change through practical expereince. To reduce disadvantage and social exclusion  by provision of therapeutic sailing  & Educate therapists and skippers in the benefits of therapeutic sailing.

 

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A Selection of the articles and presentations by the SailadayOK team

Working with Trauma – 2014 Conference

Title of presentation:   Adventure Therapy (AT) and its impact on those suffering PTSD

“Experiencing a spiritual encounter with nature means one can touch upon deep parts of one’s personality, receive profound insights, and sense a strong connection to the universe. A direct encounter with natural elements can trigger strong emotions and sensations” RH 2012

This presentation uses theoretical concepts, from Transactional Analysis (TA), to consider how a 4 day/night marine Adventure Therapy programme aboard a yacht managed by charity Sailaday OK, integrates the healing potential of the natural environment and psychotherapy to provide an experiential learning opportunity that elegantly supports recovery from trauma.

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Brighton University 2014

Ecotherapy and Nature Based Therapy Symposium

The University of Brighton Friday 20th June

Timetable

Richard Hall : Understanding the process of marine adventure therapy and evaluating its impact on WellBeing 

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Working with Addictions & Recovery

Working with Addictions & Recovery – 2014 Conference
Edinborough
http://www.onlinevents.co.uk/event/working-with-addictions-recovery-2014-conference/
Working with Addictions & Recovery – 2014 Conference
April 26 @ 11:50 am - 7:00 pm

Understanding the process of marine adventure therapy and evaluating its impact on participants recovering from addictions.
Richard Lannowe Hall

Adventure Therapy as a distinct and separate form of psychotherapy has become prominent since the 1960s. Adventure Therapy or Wilderness Therapy is not new; it’s our condition that has changed.
The Sailaday Ok, experience integrates the healing potential of the natural environment and psychotherapy to provide an intense experiential learning opportunity at sea, that supports recovery from addiction, abuse and other forms of trauma.
In this presentation we explore a variety of therapeutic models and theory that help us to make sense of this psychotherapy experience, evaluate the effect of marine therapy on our clients’ wellbeing and develop our programme.
Theoretical concepts from Transactional Analysis, neuroscience and developmental theory will be applied to the processes of marine adventure therapy and an evaluation tool/model we are developing will be discussed which measures the impact of this intervention on an individual’s sense of emotional, mental, physical, spiritual & cultural, WellBeing.

 

 

 
Sailing as a Metaphor for Life; exploring the transformational experiences of a marine adventure therapy and how these transfer to life ashore

Sailing I understand as a metaphor for life. The process of acclimatizing to ever changing landscapes, sea states and weather conditions is likened to the need to adjust to the ongoing emotional and practical challenges of life.  Quantitative and qualitative research data show evidence how participants experience and benefit from the Sailaday OK experience and how they integrate their learning into life ashore.

“The sea is the perfect metaphor for life.” Martin Cortes 

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Conference Paper 6th IATC Czech

6th international Conference Adventure Therapy 2013 Czech Republic

Sailing as a Metaphor for Life; exploring the transformational experiences of a marine adventure therapy and how these transfer to life ashore

Name of author(s):                                          Mr.  Richard Lannowe Hall BA RASA

Other author(s):                                  Ms. Sue Parker Hall MSc, UKCP

 

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Addiction today ”Even when it’s dark, I don’t have to be lost”

Even when it’s dark, I don’t have to be lost”  

Two Therapeutic Interventions for Wilderness Therapy at Sea

Richard Lannowe Hall and Sue Parker Hall

Addiction today article about two specific interventions, helming , and Night Sailing these Wilderness therapy encourages the development of new personal qualities and competencies whilst affirming and strengthening existing ones; it involves physical and psychological activities which carry a high perceived risk but where the actual risk is low. The benefits to participants include having a positive experience of themselves and improving their self-concept, sense of resilience, resourcefulness and self-esteem.

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Article; International Stress management association

International Stress management association

by Sue Parker Hall

Sailaday OK: Analysis of the role of a marine wilderness therapeutic activity in stress management

A trauma approach to stress is taken here; it is conceptualised as an affect regulation difficulty, the best response an individual can make because they are currently „unable to process…life‟s experiences‟ (Parker Hall, 2008).

It is the Sailaday OK project‟s contribution to this strengthening of the integrated Adult ego state that can substantially reduce the potential for enduring stress and subsequent addiction because the individual‟s capacity to process and come to terms with their many ongoing life experiences is enhanced.

stress_article.pdf

 

 
Presentation BACP Conference

Richard Lannowe Hall   – 5IATC Abstract Submission 2009.

 Your name:                                         Mr.  Richard Lannowe Hall BA

Other author(s):                                  Ms. Sue Parker Hall MSC MBACP (accred)

Institution/Affiliation/Workplace:         Sailaday Ok  charity  1116405

Your professional role:                        Therapist and RYA accredited skipper

           Analysis of a marine wilderness therapy for recovering addicts

This research uses theoretical concepts,  from Transactional Analysis (TA), to consider how a /3/4/5 day marine wilderness therapy programme aboard a yacht managed by charity Sailaday OK, integrates the healing potential of the natural environment and psychotherapy to provide an experiential learning opportunity that elegantly supports recovery from addiction. The  work is monitored and evaluated. This  research was compiled from informal interviews and feedback from participants  the agencies and care teams. The results are also monitored by specialist trustees and form quantitative and qualitative evaluations .edinborough_pres.pdf

 

 
Sailaday OK:Analysis of a marine wilderness therapeutic activity

Addiction Journal pub 2008

Sue Parker Hall

1576 words (not including references)

This article uses theoretical concepts, mainly from Transactional Analysis (TA), to consider how a 2/3/4 day marine wilderness therapy programme aboard Physis, the 33ft Westerly yacht of Sailaday OK, a Cornwall based charity, integrates the healing potential of the natural environment and psychotherapy to provide an experiential learning opportunity that elegantly supports recovery from addiction. The project currently accepts referrals from secondary treatment centres and aftercare services.

 addiction_today_article.pdf

 


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