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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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Home Informal Interviews
Participans' informal interviews


Interview with female 'E'. recovering from drugs and abuse

After a life time of drugs and abuse 'E' talks about her life changing experience with Sailaday Ok.
'This is the first time in my life I feel OK, the first time i have been able to express my feelings as happy, incredible, everything has changed about.'
Our programme of therapeutic sessions at sea can change people live we seem to be able to achieve in a few days what some struggle with for a very long time.

 

 
Interview Alison May 2011

Interview with recovering alcoholic Alison in May 2011 she describes how sailaday ok helped change her life, the experience was a catalyst for changes she had not seen as possible before. She talks of using sailing as a metaphor for recovery which makes it easier to understand the dynamics of change.

  

 
Interview with Leo

Interview with Leo a participant with Sailaday ok and he talks about the benefits of the experience and how it will help him long term in his recovery and how he has learnt that he has strengths and skills he was not aware of. He talks about how the Sailaday ok expereince has changed his life.  
 
Stop trying and just do it.

The harder one tries can be counterproductive. Stop trying and just do it. Entails some degree of letting go. What C recognises is she now achieves more with less effort, with ease. Stop struggling. 

 
Interview Life Change in attitude

Life Change in attitude due to realization that one does not have look for something enormous to help change your life but something very small can do the job. “Drugs were the biggest thing I could find to change me, now I don’t need to look for something bigger than me.”

 
Fab found peace
He talks about this first time experiencing peace after a lifetime of crime and drugs, he never thought it possible. Extraordinary change in attitude. Realization that he can be at peace without drugs and alcohol.
 
I can’t be content with being content

Informal interview.   “Its a brand new world. I can’t be content with being content. What is enough?”

 
D interview new found trust

Interview with D, about being trusted to helm the yacht

D talks about what a live changing experience it was being trusted to helm the yacht and consequently realizing that she does not really trust herself and now feels more trusting and trustworthy.

 


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