Unique therapeutic surf program for women
OCEAN BEACH (KUSI) – There is a surf therapy program in San Diego that is like no other.
It’s called Self and Sea Love. This 8 week therapeutic surf program is helping to heal and empower women who are trying to overcome some of the most tramatic events of the lives of these participants.
Natalie Small is a therapist who left her private practice to establish a non-profit called the Groundswell Community Project two years ago.
Through her organization, Small has been able to help approximately 100 women who are overcoming addiction, sex trafficking, depression, eating disorders and displacement by teaching them to surf and conquer the power of mother nature — the ocean.
Together, these women form a community that provides safe spaces for individuals overcoming mental health struggles to expand themselves and bring meaning into their lives through bold and beautiful community work, ocean engagement, and therapeutic ocean healing.
On September 9th, he organization will host its 2nd Annual Whomp-etition.
12:00 PM 8:00 PM at OB’s Dog Beach.
For more information on the surf therapy program, events and organization go to: http://www.groundswellcommunity.org/