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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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Female 35

Female 35. London. History of alcoholism and years of multiple Substance abuse, addictions

Presenting very traumatised by childhood abuse and trauma and quite withdrawn, insular, anxious, and intelligent.

“Being raped by my father and death of sibling brother traumatised me. They have blamed me since and I blamed myself and dealt with this by drowning myself in drugs and alcohol and work. I have immersed myself in work and although held responsible positions, I have never seen myself as capable or able. All my relationships have been abusive and ended badly. I suffered from Post traumatic stress disorder, Anxiety and Depression.

 

The session with SOK was mixed. I found it very hard to get on with the other girls, always felt separate and different, couldn’t join in the gossip and laughter. I loved the sailing and being really busy, didn’t like downtime whether it was hot and sunny or raining, windy and had time out. I loved being at the helm and being in control.

 I had also had very bad experiences on a boat with father. I had intense feeling of unease and anxiety on the boat to start with and with a lot of love care and support from the skipper/therapist I began to separate him from my father, felt really powerful grief and anger, never allowed that before, bit of a shock. Now I feel this immense gratitude for life, I have always hated life and being alive, now i want to live and move on. Sailing is such a great Metaphore for living, I am learning how to prepare for the journey and navigate the difficulties ahead. I really want to give myself a break and just go with the flow and not fight any longer, feel what I need to feel and take help where I can find it ‘

(6 months later e-mail contact) I took your advice Richard advice to do nothing much other then concentrate on my recovery, not to get into work and achieving again. Hard. But now some time later I am a different person, not driven, abstinent, love being part of the AA and NA culture and happier to be me. Looking forward to coming on one of the follow up sessions this year. Returnees, be part of a RAT’s group.

 

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