In order to understand Beach Therapy, I would like to tell you a little bit about my personal & professional story. By the way, I’m Justin, the Creator & super grateful Owner of Beach Therapy®. It’s really nice to meet you. Thank you so much for visiting & listening.
When I was 22 I had an experience that transcended words. I was visiting Hawai’i for the first time and to be honest, for the first few days, though I was in Hawai’i, I didn’t feel like I was in paradise at all. Unfortunately, my emotional baggage was shipped ahead waiting for me in my hotel room. I was stressed. When I finally gave up on trying to enjoy Hawai’i & resigned myself to being depressed & stressed even in Paradise, on my supposed ‘vacation’, I let go and gratiously the Beach & Hawai’i opened its heart to me & my suffering. Without trying, I suddenly felt peace. I felt at one with myself, with everyone around me, and with Life. It was amazing. For years, I lived for Beach vacations, hoping that I would experience this again, & to be honest, it was hit or miss. Sometimes I did, sometimes I didn’t.
Fast forward professionally, I got a masters in School Counseling in the US, worked as a School Counselor, moved to London, did more training than should legally be allowed & became an accredited CBT Therapist & Registered Mental Health Counselor in the UK. Even though I was helping people & loved the work I did, London had no beaches and the winters had little sun.
I struggled a lot.
Fast forward a few years. I discovered applied neuroscience & completed an intensive year long course for therapists that taught us how to understand our human brains, emotions & train our minds. We literally learned how to rewire our own brains! How cool is that? My whole life changed.
My personal mind training focused on the Beach (of course) and I learned to feel the peace that I felt when I was 22, anywhere, and at will. I learned how to use my mind and body to put myself on a mental beach and I felt a lot better. You could say I became Beach Therapy’s very first client before there even was Beach Therapy and remain a happy client to this day. Then it all came together. I love the Beach. I love people. I love helping people love the Beach & I love helping people learn to be kind to themselves, each other and our planet. Beach Therapy was officially born & the rest is history. I started sharing the specific Beach Therapy techniques with people I worked with as well as colleagues & they felt a lot better too. Amazingly it didn’t take a lot of time at all.
The growing body of Beach Science is very clear. Being on a Beach is fantastic for us. The Neuroscience is also very clear. We can train our minds & change our lives. We can learn to access the Beach within & Become our Rainbow Selves too.