Dolphin Assisted Therapy
We invite you to participate in these dolphin related therapy programs and classes which provide a unique opportunity for international and inter-species connections and cooperation, continuing with Upledger’s vision for free and willing interactions with dolphins with the intention of healing.
Participants meet daily at 9:00 a.m. at The Canal House at Pelican Bay in Port Lucaya, Freeport, Bahamas. The first day is for orientation and introductions. Subsequent mornings are for sharing and processing the previous day's events.
Please wear your bathing suit under your clothes and bring a towel and clothes to change into later.
After the morning meeting the group walks the short distance to Underwater Exploration Society (UNEXSO), to sign in for our time with the dolphins.
We then board a boat which takes us on a twenty minute ride to Sanctuary Bay for the dolphin based part of the therapy program.
Research has shown that no more than thirty minutes a day is the optimal amount of time to spend with the dolphins. Participants spend approximately that amount of time in multiple-therapist sessions in the water where dolphins are present and free to interact with the group as they wish.
Upon our return to Port Lucaya, we break for lunch for one and a half hours. There are numerous restaurants in Port Lucaya adjacent to UNEXSO and the therapy room.
The remainder of the day is spent in multi-therapist sessions on land or in the water.
Specific details will be sent to you upon registration.
If you plan to bring a caregiver or are a caregiver of a client and plan to attend a therapy program, please let us know so that we may plan accordingly. Please include information regarding any special needs.
Lodging & Meals
Dolphin Assisted Therapy programs are currently offered only in Port Lucaya, Grand Bahamas. There are many options for lodging and meals. Meals are not included in these programs. Some information on lodging and restaurants can be found here.
It is the policy of Integrative Intentions to refund the full payment amount if cancellation is received prior to 60 days of the start of the program. A $500 fee will be retained if cancellation is received prior to 30 days of the start of the program. If cancellation is received within 30 days, the client will forfeit all money paid, as expenses and staffing for all clients has already been allocated by this time.
Kat Perry, CST-D, Director, Program Coordinator
Dr. Chas Perry, Ph.D., CST-D, Director, Program Coordinator
Our Primary Therapists have completed extensive training in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and SomatoEmotional Release (SER) through the Upledger Institute and most are UI Diplomate certified. Our support and adjunctive therapists have completed various levels of CST. All adjunctive therapists are certified in their specific field(s).
Additional Therapeutic Modalities
Program therapists are trained in a wide range of other therapeutic modalities. These include: acupuncture, tuina, aquatic therapies, breathwork, Feldenkrais, Inter-Species assisted therapies (i.e. dolphin or equine facilitated therapy), chiropractic, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, massage, Myofascial Release, Non-Directive Hypnotherapy, Sensory Integration, Visceral Manipulation and Zero Balancing.