I had my first healing waves session last summer. I was really anxious and had not been in the sea for many years after a bad experience put me of and made me scared of the ocean. The staff were incredible though and made me feel safe. They were calm, patient and understanding of my needs. I had an amazing session and I enjoyed it so much that since then I have signed up and done more sessions both on the beach and at the Flow Rider sessions at the Merton in the winter. I have realised from doing the healing waves sessions how much I do like being in the water and how much it is a positive sensory experience for me, which is great because I am often overwhelmed by sensory input. After a Healing Waves session I always come away happy and look forward to the next time I can do a session. Healing Waves is a fantastic charity and really does make the sea/water activities an accessible place no matter what your needs are. They have helped me lots and made the sea/water feel like a safer place for me again that is to be enjoyed and not be scared of.