Sea of Friends is an ambitious program designed to empower those of weaker backgrounds, and to better their chances of integration and prosperity in society.
At the heart of the Sea of Friends program stands the interaction of emotional experiences and their processing with cognitive tools. Each meeting combines studio workshops and nautical action on the water. The marine environment summons challenging experiences, such as: moving from solid to unstable grounds, control of a vessel, decision making under uncertainty, and coping with the undesirable.
The group learns to work together and operate a variety of vessels:
The goal is to broaden the circle of communication, and the sense of togetherness and team spirit. We believe each one has a place in this circle, and dialogue and discussions are the most important problem-solving mechanisms. They prevent misunderstandings, broaden the person’s awareness of himself and his environment, and ultimately better us as members of the community.
The framework – the fact that the group meets on a fixed times, no matter rain, wind or sun – fosters a sense of trust and confidence among its members. The process is led by top professional group facilitators, coaches and teachers. The sequential experiences of success plant confidence and self-assurance in the heart of each and every participant – that s/he can achieve and succeed beyond their expectations. As these experiences of success occur within a social context, they boost and transform both her/his self-esteem and their group dynamic and socializing capacity.
The Sea of Friends program has been running since 2007 continuously, and receives great acclaim from the children, parents, medical, educational and welfare professionals.
Program Manager: Mrs. Yali Fogel – firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll be happy to advise and provide full info about the program, and how to join. The program can be tailored to your group’s specific need. We partner with both governmental and NGOs, child care centres and charities.
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