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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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Testimonials

Samples of testimonials from Agencies, Benficiaries, and Volunteers.

Examples of testimonials from different groups; read more

in each section

Beneficery 2012. “What the Sailaday Experience achieved for me in 4 days, 4 years of psychologists and psychiatrists failed to achieve" AC 2012

Agency Care Team. “The participants of sailaday ok are most likely to complete treatment.”

Quote from a Plymouth Residential. “Childhood abuse and neglect can induce a wide range of debilitating symptoms that can result in multiple and complex problems, impacting on all areas of life. The Sailaday OK session/s play an important role in the healing process and integrates well into our treatment plan.  It gives a very concrete experience to draw on and from which to recognise resilience, existing strengths and the ability to make positive changes in their lives.”

Volunteer.

 “When I contacted Sailaday I was up front about my motivations for volunteering and explained what I wanted to achieve. After so many rejections I wasn’t expecting to be welcomed aboard so warmly. And not just in the metaphorical sense, I’d also have a chance to get out on the boat and go sailing which was a bonus.

THE CHARITY SAILADAY OK

Manages a unique programme which meets the needs of their particpants.

In brief (quotes taken from Residential and Care Managers reports.)

 

Participants....

  • develop and increase resilience and a sense of WellBeing.
  • develop negotiation skills and an increase in self awareness.
  • develop a positive and practical experience of interdependency
  • come to understand the need for teamwork and co-operation with one another
  • always return with a sense of achievement
  • get a feeling of hope
  • experiencing being part of a team and learn to resolve issues, and manage conflict
  • have transformative experiences which enhances their development of  the spiritual aspects of their recovery
  • are allowed to simply “be”.
  • describe having transpersonal experiences
  • learnt new skills
  • get a very concrete experience to draw on and from which to recognise resilience, existing strengths and the ability to make positive changes in their lives
  • report having had a positive experience of themselves, increased confidence, self-awareness, improved communication skills, and a lot of gratitude, and having had a lot of fun.
  • have a greatly increased sense of their own potential to have a productive and useful life when they leave residential treatment
  • who have this unique experience dramatically increases their chances of remaining drug/alcohol free.
  • Each sessions’ limited numbers encourage openness, and enhances the above changes due to being in smaller more intimate and sometimes challenging groups.
  • This is a unique and excellent therapeutic intervention given the short and intense time period of the sessions the achievements and outcomes reported are remarkable.







Reflections on night sail

Beneficeries reflection on the night sail expereince

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Female 2012 How my life was changed

Female 2012 . How my life was changed by Sailaday Ok sessions.

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Female 2011

Female 2011

History and how SOK changed her life 

Early triggers; Early abuse, a violent alcoholic father; parental domestic violent abuse; abuse throughout my whole life. Consequences feeling unloved, unimportant, useless; useful only for CCF - as my ex-boyfriend used to call it - cooking, cleaning and fucking.

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Female 29. London.

Female 29. London.

 History of alcoholism and years of multiple Substance abuse, addictions

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Male 26. London.

Male 26. London. 

History of chronic Drug abuse and Alcohol abuse

Presenting, depression, anxiety, symptoms of Post traumatic stress disorder

Learning difficulties as a consequence of trauma.  Family issues and homeless.

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