As part of an ongoing commitment to support the well-being of crew superyacht crew, Yachting International Radio is excited to announce a series of workshops aimed at addressing mental health, physical fitness, and overall wellness. These sessions, taking place on Friday, June 28th and Saturday, June 29th, are designed to provide you with valuable skills and knowledge to enhance your professional and personal life onboard. Here’s an overview of the sessions and esteemed speakers you can look forward to.

Please note: the event taking place will accommodate whatever time zone you are in! Days start at 8.30 am EST / 2.30pm CET.

Friday, June 28th

01. Mental Health First Aid Learn essential skills to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health issues among yacht crew. This session, led by industry experts, will provide practical strategies to support colleagues in distress and ensure a healthier working environment.

02. Dealing with Depression Onboard Explore effective methods for recognizing and managing depression while working on a yacht. This session will cover coping strategies, support systems, and ways to maintain mental well-being in a challenging and confined environment.

03. Yachtie Body Shaming Address the pervasive issue of body shaming within the yacht crew community. This session will discuss its impact on mental health and self-esteem, and offer ways to foster a more inclusive and supportive atmosphere onboard.

04. Meditation Session Geraldine Hardy, a global business leader and mental health advocate, will confirm the details for this special session tomorrow. This meditation session aims to provide techniques for relaxation and mental clarity, essential for life at sea.

Saturday, June 29th

01. Relationships Onboard and Getting Over Trauma Delve into the complexities of maintaining healthy relationships and coping with trauma while living and working on a yacht. Learn techniques for communication, conflict resolution, and emotional healing in close quarters.

02. Sobriety and Culture Onboard Examine the culture of alcohol consumption in the yachting industry and its effects on crew members. This session will discuss the challenges of maintaining sobriety, provide support resources, and promote a healthier onboard culture.

03. How to Pick a Therapist Gain insights on selecting the right therapist for your needs. This session will guide you through the process of finding a mental health professional who understands the unique pressures of yacht life and can provide effective support.

04. Exercises While Onboard Discover practical exercises that can be performed in the limited space of a yacht to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. This session will include demonstrations and tips for integrating regular physical activity into your daily routine.

So who’s speaking?

  • Karine Rayson — Director of The Crew Coach, empowering yacht crew worldwide through coaching, counseling, and DISC expertise.
  • Dr. Edith Shiro — Renowned clinical psychologist, author, winner of the 2023 International Latino Book Awards, and the 2024 Best Psychology Book International Impact Book Awards.
  • Hugo Ortega — Superyacht Captain and Founder of Superyacht Sunday School.
  • Deirdre Colgan — Founder of Nautilus Yacht Wear, Body Positivity Ambassador and former yacht stew.
  • Emma Kate Ross — Director and co-founder of Seas The Mind, a company revolutionizing mental health first-aid training in the yachting industry.
  • Gary Napier — Counseling Psychologist with an MSc in Psychology, is an Accredited Counsellor with the ACCPH, member of The British Psychological Society (BPS), and podcast host at ‘Bro Talk’.
  • Laura Kilbey — Founder of Sober Crew Social Club.
  • Danny Davies — Superyacht chef and influencer focused on food, wellness, and fitness. Cookbook author and winner of the FLIBS Yacht Chef Competition 2019, Monaco’s Superyacht Chef Competition 2020 and 2021, and judge at the Monaco Yacht Chef Competition 2024.
  • Geraldine Hardy — Global business leader, mental health advocate, yoga therapist, meditation guide, NLP coach, and multilingual.

What about the hosts?

Gary Napier — A Counseling Psychologist with extensive credentials, Gary is dedicated to providing psychological support and counseling to the yachting community.

Karine Rayson — As the Director of The Crew Coach, Karine empowers yacht crew through specialized coaching and counseling services.

Geraldine Hardy — An advocate for mental health and well-being, Geraldine offers a unique blend of yoga therapy, meditation guidance, and NLP coaching to support superyacht crews.

Where to sign up

These sessions are designed to provide superyacht crews with the tools and support needed to thrive in their demanding roles. Whether you are seeking mental health strategies, physical fitness tips, or ways to improve your onboard relationships, these workshops offer something for everyone. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your well-being and connect with industry experts!

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