The ocean is a consistent theme of our program and illustrates both the nurturing and demanding aspects of life. In recognition of these parallels, we have teamed up with a program called Saltwater Sessions, which combines the lessons surfing with mindfulness to shift addictive tendencies and combat other mental health challenges. This integration with psychotherapy, frames the challenges and rewards of surfing as metaphors for life on dry land. Encompassing more than just surfing, the unique approach integrates three clinically proven techniques:
Green Exercise - physical activity in the presence of nature.
Mindfulness Practice - developing moment-by-moment awareness leading to increased emotional intelligence and self-control
Positive Reappraisal - a process where challenging events are re-constructed as valuable and beneficial.