The unpredictability and uncertainty of the ocean teaches us to be flexible and respectful as we need to be to fully enjoy life. Surfing is very meditative, and falls in line with what is taught in traditional recovery methods
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014
Surf therapy is regarded as a holistic and healthy way for those suffering from addiction and alcoholism to learn the discipline of meditation, as well as how to cope with the unpredictability of life. The ocean itself has been known to have therapeutic and healing powers. Jennifer Dawson, co-Founder of SURF and Owner/Instructor at Blue Line says, “The unpredictability and uncertainty of the ocean teaches us to be flexible and respectful as we need to be to fully enjoy life. Surfing is very meditative, and falls in line with what is taught in traditional recovery methods.”
The collaboration not only allows exposure to this therapy for those in need, but also raises awareness for the drug and alcohol abuse epidemic in the professional surf community.
About The Lakehouse
The Lakehouse Recovery Center first opened its doors as a sober living 6 years ago, and is now a licensed facility for drug and alcohol rehabilitation and detox. The Lakehouse now has an entirely new staff, and offers many various therapies such as surf and equine therapies, yoga on the dock and traditional methods. Nestled on Lake Sherwood, it offers a structured yet nurturing environment that fosters the treatment and recovery process.
S.U.R.F. (Surfers United Recovery Foundation) was created by Dawson and Mick McCarthy to promote community awareness, and offer solutions to assist surfers and the surf industry gain freedom from alcohol and drug addiction. The foundation is dedicated to finding the best recovery solutions, and offering funding resources and support to those who wish to recover from the disease of addiction. The vision of S.U.R.F. is grounded in the belief that surfers who have recovered can help other surfers struggling with addiction problems. Its mission is to develop affiliations within both the surf and recovery communities to best assist those individuals seeking recovery.
To learn more about this collaboration, please contact
Joanna Basile, Director of Outreach
The Lakehouse Recovery Center
323 774 4030 mobile
Jennifer Dawson, co-Founder S.U.R.F.
Owner/Instructor, Blue Line Surf School
310 403 2795 mobile