Dolphin Assisted Therapy

& BioAquatic™Exploration Classes

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This therapy reaches where other manual therapies cannot go, to allow transformation. The multi-hands approach using pool time and time with Dolphins makes processing and integrating go further with greater ease.

~ Theresa, FL ~


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.


Upcoming BioAquatic™ Events - 2019

April 17 - 20, 2019  BAER - BioAquatics Exploration: Relationships { Shared Connections }

Special Shared Connections to complement your trip to Beyond the Dura. Start your conference experience with Dolphins! Beyond the Dura Conference in Jupiter Beach, FL is scheduled April 24-27, 2019

This class is designed to allow students who have completed through at least SER1 in the Upledger curriculum to share a BioAquatic CranioSacral experience with someone they are close to. (Spouses, adult children, siblings, business partners, significant others, friends – any adult relationship except for clients.)  Each therapist may be joined by up to two others, who are not required to be therapists. Non-therapists are not required to have CranioSacral Therapy training. They only need to be open to receiving at least one Aquatic CranioSacral Therapy session per day and be supportive of others in the water therapy sessions. It's also okay for your accompanying people to be CranioSacral Therapists!

July 2 - 5, 2019  BADA - BioAquatics Advanced Dolphin Exploration

Our most repeated class! Don't forget to schedule your trip to include participation in the Dolphin Assisted Therapy Program to follow.

BADA requires the completion of Advanced I and a previous BioAquatics Exploration class.  This class is part of our therapist training program for Dolphin Assisted Therapy.  This class focuses on Dolphin Assisted Therapy.  You will be both a client and a therapist. 

July 9 - 12, 2019  Dolphin Assisted Therapy Program

If you have any clients who would like to take the next leap in their healing process, please let us know how we can help facilitate.

DAT Programs offer an opportunity for all therapists who have completed a BioAquatics class to participate as support therapists for 4 days of client treatment. Participation in the DAT offers the opportunity to facilitate amazing progress in clients' processes, as well as 24 CEUs.

July 17 - 20, 2019 BAES - BioAquatic Exploration: SomatoEmotional Release

This class requires the completion of SER1, and students of any successive level may attend.  During this four day class, you will spend time in the water with dolphins as well as explore, integrate and apply CranioSacral Therapy techniques in cooperation with BioAquatic and dolphin-assisted dynamics.  You will also experience the multi-therapist application of CranioSacral Therapy techniques while working in small groups in the water.

July 17 - 20, 2019  BAER - BioAquatics Exploration: Relationships { Shared Connections }

This class is designed to allow students who have completed through at least SER1 in the Upledger curriculum to share a BioAquatic CranioSacral experience with someone they are close to. (Spouses, adult children, siblings, business partners, significant others, friends – any adult relationship except for clients.)  Each therapist may be joined by up to two others, who are not required to be therapists. Non-therapists are not required to have CranioSacral Therapy training. They only need to be open to receiving at least one Aquatic CranioSacral Therapy session per day and be supportive of others in the water therapy sessions. It's also okay for your accompanying people to be CranioSacral Therapists!

July 24 - 27, 2019 BAEC - BioAquatics Exploration: CranioSacral Therapy

Don't forget to schedule your trip to include participation in the Dolphin Assisted Therapy Program to follow!

This class requires completion of CST1, and students of any level may attend. This four day techniques-focused class begins your education in BioAquatic and dolphin assisted therapy. You will spend time in the water with dolphins, learning and practicing Dolphin Assisted Therapy. You will also experience the multi-therapist application of CranioSacral Therapy techniques while working in small groups in the water.

July 24 - 27, 2019 Private Shared Connections Class

Contact us if you would like to arrange a BioAquatics Exploration experience for your family or company or group of friends.

July 30 - August 2, 2019 Dolphin Assisted Therapy Program

If you have any clients who would like to take the next leap in their healing process, please let us know how we can help facilitate.

DAT Programs offer an opportunity for all therapists who have completed a BioAquatics class to participate as support therapists for 4 days of client treatment. Participation in the DAT offers the opportunity to facilitate amazing progress in clients' processes, as well as 24 CEUs.

The rest of our schedule will be detailed here soon, and in the meantime, you can find the full listing of dates in the link below.



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    Daily Schedule

    Participants meet daily at 9:00 a.m. at The Canal House at Pelican Bay in Port Lucaya, Freeport, Bahamas.  The first day's meeting is for orientation and introductions.  Subsequent morning gatherings are for sharing and processing the previous day's events.

    Please wear your bathing suit under your clothes so you are ALWAYS ready to get in the water. We also recommend you bring a towel and clothes to change into later.

    After the morning meeting, the group walks the short distance to the dolphin facility, 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 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 the meeting room at Pelican Bay.  

    The remainder of the day is spent in multi-therapist sessions on land or in the water.

    Sometimes we are able to take either a boat or taxi to a remote beach and have treatment sessions in the ocean. The water surrounding the island is generally quite shallow, and aquatic CST in the ocean does not require you to swim.

    Specific details will be sent to you upon registration.


    Caregivers & Companions

    If you plan to bring a caregiver, or you are a caregiver or support for 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.   


    Cancellation Policy

    It is the policy of Integrative Intentions to refund the full payment amount if cancellation is received prior to 90 days of the start of the program.  Thereafter, a $1000 fee will be retained if cancellation is received prior to 30 days of the start of the program.  If cancellation occurs within 30 days, all money paid is forfeit, as expenses and staffing for all clients has already been allocated by this time.


    Program Coordinators

    Kat Perry, CST-D, Director, Program Coordinator
    Dr. Chas Perry, Ph.D., CST-D, Director, Program Coordinator


    Therapists

    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.
     


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