Other Approaches

We also offer interactive therapeutic pet groups, SUP/ Kayaking therapy, mindfulness walks, hiking therapy, and indoor rock climbing experiences. All of these services allow opportunities for growth and assist with coping skills, and mindfulness.


SUP & Kayaking Therapy


This type of therapeutic activity is great for those who are not quite ready to face the waves or the open ocean. We have seen huge break throughs for clients that have a fear of large bodies of water and/ or cant swim. Due to the safety that the harbor provides and the stability of the kayak with a life jacket many people that may be anxious or afraid are often able to work through this in a session or two with the help of the instructor and peers. To see some of our video content that we collaborated on with a client of ours please  CLICK HERE to see the video clip.


Interactive Therapeutic Pet Sessions

Serene Waters loves dogs!!!!!! On rainy days or when the surf/ outdoors are not an option due to weather conditions we substitute surf therapy for interactive therapeutic pet groups. Group participants can interact with pets while the group facilitator shares therapeutic curriculum relevant to the clients treatment/ recovery.  Following session clients can share about the benefits of the session, and any other insight they have gained from pet interaction. Our goal with this group is to help reduce cortisol (stress hormone) and increase oxytocin levels to promote a feeling of bonding and connectivity.



Hiking Therapy


This groups goal is to promote mindfulness and grounding. Allowing clients to have an experience applying coping skills through engaging the Five senses, and identifying thoughts, emotions, body sensations, and breathing patterns. Following the group hike the leader prompts people to share about their current mental, physical, and emotional state. While allowing space for sharing about how these skills and the outdoors could be used on their journey to recovery and wellness.


Rock Climbing Therapy 


Rock Climbing is the ultimate comfort zone challenge. We love to use this exercise to help build trust and challenge people to step out of their comfort zones. The group leader will  belay the climber and peers will provide guidance and support. After the climbing people often feel empowered and motivated to go tackle other fears and life problems.