Thera-Sea’s stress management

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Katy Griffin, founder at Thera-Sea launches a new stress management course and microadventure at 7th Rise in the isolated surroundings of a 300 year old stone cottage in Cornwall. With the aim of improving well-being through progressive lifestyle medicine, the two-day experience offers canoeing, wild swimming, foraging, bushcraft, group workshops, one-to-one therapy sessions, night walks, BBQ’s and overnight camping. Offered at an introductory price of £155, the course runs Monday 3rd – Tuesday 4th December 2018. Bookings can be made via Limited places available.

Nestled in the forest on the banks of the River Fal, Thera-Sea at 7th Rise will take participants back to basics teaching men how to apply lifestyle medicine to their daily routine. Accessed via canoe, the location provides the perfect opportunity for participants to unwind and disconnect. Boasting a huge fire pit, outdoor kitchen with feast table, hammock area and vegetable patch, Thera-Sea guests will be living in a communal environment, staying in the cottage, treehouse, boat house and the old hunting lodge.

With an aim to improve patient health and wellness, Thera-Sea will provide the tools and resources participants need to improve health and manage stress. Combining the application of relaxation, mindfulness, sleep hygiene, nutrition, physical activity and healthy relationships, the course will uncover the biology of stress and the ways to combat lifestyle-related illnesses.

Katy Griffin comments: “I grew up in the Peak District so the outdoors way of life was intrinsic. Since moving to Cornwall, I have immersed myself in wide variety of activities including surfing, sea swimming and stand up paddleboarding. I moved here because I have always had a fascination with the sea, and I wanted to make ocean sports a part of my daily life. I created Thera-Sea because I noticed the health benefits and healing properties I felt from these activities. I wanted to share these experiences with others and pass on my feelings of contentment. My work in mental health nursing has taught me that there are other highly effective ways to manage stress with powerful long-term outcomes. Thera-Sea brings health back to basics, helping patients connect with nature and implement the pillars of lifestyle medicine.”

Through optimising everyday life, Katy believes patient health rapidly improves. Under Katy’s guidance, Thera-Sea will lead discussions, deliver evidence based talks, offer outdoor activities, host practical group workshops, provide nourishing meals and embrace the wilderness.

Since graduating with BN (Hons) Mental Health Nursing at University of Chester, Katy has further developed her understanding in the field with additional studies in cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, cognitive analytical therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Katy specialises in solution-focused brief therapy and progressive lifestyle medicine.

Thera-Sea’s two-day stress management course and microadventure includes one night accommodation, all meals, workshops, outdoor activities and a 15-minute one-to-one solution-focused brief therapy session. Extended patient-specific one-to-one sessions are also available. For further information and bookings please visit

Monday 3rd December
Meet & greet
Participants paddle along River Fal by canoe
Arrive at 7th Rise
Refreshments & introduction to 7th Rise
Welcome session
Lunch courtesy of The Aussie Smoker
Stress management workshop hosted by Katy Griffin
Outdoor activities with Four Elements Adventure
One-to-one solution-focused brief therapy session with Katy Griffin
Night walk and/or moonlit paddle along River Fal with Four Elements Adventure
Dinner around the campfire courtesy of The Aussie Smoker

Tuesday 4th December
Wild swimming with Four Elements Adventure
Outdoor activity with Four Elements Adventure
One-to-one solution-focused brief therapy session with Katy Griffin
Lunch courtesy of The Aussie Smoker
Participants leave 7th Rise & paddle along River Fal by canoe

Founded by Katy Griffin in July 2018, Thera-Sea is a new specialist service providing stress management courses that enable men to take back control of their lives through progressive medicine, outdoor activities and ocean-based sports. Breaking free from outdated preconceptions, Thera-Sea focuses on a lifestyle approach to health and wellbeing.