DATIP July 5-8, 2020 Freeport, Bahamas
This four-day Comprehensive Therapy Program includes dolphins and their incredible ability to assist healing. We consistently find the dolphins to be active participants in the therapeutic process. This is combined with traditional CranioSacral Therapy (CST) in the beautiful and supportive environment of the Bahamas.
In the Integrative Intentions Dolphin Assisted Therapy program, we trust and facilitate the inclusion of our natural environment in the healing process. CST therapy is our primary modality and relies upon the innate healing capacities of our own nature. Dolphins offer their assistance in the healing process. We intend to facilitate, with their assistance, to bring holistic dimensions into your therapy. Dolphins frequently offer us their unique ability to facilitate healing. We will be respectfully asking them to participate and assist in your healing process. This brings some unique holistic dimensions into this work.
We have found that the uniqueness of each individual exchange with dolphins brings a very individualized, specific and universal dynamic to the process. Regardless of what you have read or been told by others and the images you might have, we invite you to come and experience for yourself.
Advance Preparation: Recommended Reading: Dolphin Chronicles: Keeping Dolphins Alive and Well, Communicating with Orcas and Souls in the Sea by Scott Taylor. We also have some valuable information for you regarding your BioAquatic Exploration experience, available at http://www.upledger.com/seminar_info/Terms/BADAinfo.doc
Supplies: Essential items:
- Reef Safe or Biodegradable sun protection (You will want at least some labeled for 'faces' so as not to sting your eyes when mixed with saltwater)
- Footwear that will stand up to repeated wet/dry cycles
- A personal water bottle is not necessary, but most people find it nice to not rely on bottled water constantly, as there is no recycling on the island.
Optional but often useful items:
- Lip protection with sunblock
- A rash guard or sun shirt if you have skin that is sensitive to sun
- Clothing for layering, incl. a long-sleeve shirt, that you don't mind getting wet
- Waterproof bag for items that must remain dry
- Insect repellent
- Water shoes**
**Most beaches are sandy and do not require shoes. However, weather and time often change beach conditions without notice, so if your feet are sensitive you may want to have footwear you can use in the water to protect your feet from sharp rocks and shells. We recommend shoes with a solid sole and sides or sturdy straps.
Optional “extra” items:
- Snorkeling gear- please leave scuba gear at home
Attire: Please wear a bathing suit appropriate for therapy, under your clothes each day. Bring a towel and clothes to change into later.
Times: The patients and therapists will meet each morning at 9:00 a.m. At that time each patient discusses his or her treatment experiences, any noticeable changes, asks questions and expresses themselves. Staff members will answer any questions or concerns participants may have and review a brief outline of the day's schedule. We usually have a short time for table work after which the group will then walk a short distance to UNEXSO where we need to sign in and await the boat which we will board and ride to the Dolphin Experience. Once we arrive at Sanctuary Bay, the location of the DAT portion of the CTP, we disembark and walk on a boardwalk which takes us up a ramp to the waiting area, then down a steep ramp to the dolphin area. We are at this location for approximately one hour.
After the Dolphin Experience, you will take a break for lunch. You may either return to your hotel, or explore The Lucayan Marketplace for lunch or shopping (across the street from The Grand Lucayan Hotel and next to Pelican Bay). The remainder of the day will be spent in multi-therapist sessions in the conference therapy room on tables or in the water, as is appropriate for each client.
The non-water portion of the program will be held at
Pelican Bay at Lucaya
Sea Horse Road at Port Lucaya
Room rate includes breakfast each morning.
Meeting in the Canal House of the Pelican Bay.
Waterside room: $130 sgl/$145 dbl + 20% tax
Waterside state room: $150 sgl/ $165 dbl + 20% tax
$39 per person, per night applies to the 3rd and 4th persons sharing a room.
Please note the Waterside rooms are newly renovated!
Booking code: 190702INTE
Directions to Program Location:
Upon your arrival in the Bahamas, taxi service is available and recommended from the airport to your hotel in Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama. When you are assigned a taxi, it is advisable to establish the fare before you embark. Small bills will be required for most trips. A taxi is available from the airport to your hotel. The rate is approximately $20.00 each way for the first 2 passengers and $8.00 for each additional passenger. Transportation prices are subject to change. It is best to confirm rates with the driver before departing the airport.
Car rentals are available near the airport. You may check rates on sites such as rentalcars.com. In addition to companies such as Thrifty, Avis and Hertz, there are some local rental car agencies which you may call for current rates.
Miggies Car Rentals - 242-533-4972 or USA number 312-588-7218, Ask for the Kat discount.
KSR Rental Cars - 242-351-5737
Zulu's Rentals - 242-351-5230
Tuition is fully transferable and refundable up until 90 days prior to the start date. Due to the unique expenses involved, a $600 fee is necessary for transfers or cancellations within 90 days of the course. Transfers or cancellations within 60 days of the start date are subject to a fee of 50% of the tuition. Refund requests must be made in writing within 12 months of registration and at least 90 days in advance of the course start date.
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