Riverflow Project

„I was totally aware of myself. For the first time in years my thoughts were free and my problems gone“

The Riverlow Project was created by passionate Riversurfers and psychologists to help children and young adults who suffer from mental health problems. The structured surftherapy program combines evidence based psychological methods with riversurfing. The main focus of the surftherapy program is to improve mental wellbeing, resilience, resources and coping strategies. 

Surftherapy

The international surftherapy organization (ISTO) defines surftherapy as a structured approach on surfing to achieve a therapeutic benefit. Up to now there are arround 27 surftherapy programs arround the world, wich combine structured surfcourses with occupational or psychological methods. With great success. However all these programs are oceanbased, wich means they  depend on the ocean as a therapeutic setting.  

Riverflow is the first surftherapy program wich combines clinical psychological methods with riversurfing. 

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What we do

Surftherapy

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Mental Health Promotion

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 Team

Psychologists

All team members (in and outside of the water) are clinical psychologists, psychotherapists or pedagogues. 

Surfinstructor

All team members are licensed riversurfinstructors (according to the national riversurfing Association) and passionate surfer with experience. 

Passion

We want to share our Passion for riversurfing and our mission to help those who suffer from mental health problems. We provide an innovative and evidence based surftherapy for landlocked countries.

Safety

To ensure the safety of all our participants, every surf unit has its own security officer with experience in whitewater and first aid.

Where we are

Vienna | Ebensee | Salzburg | Bratislava | Munich

Riverflow | Landlocked Surftherapy

Experiences in the river

  • “I love the feeling of being on the water and being in the flow”

    M.
  • “I love that feeling. All problems are gone when you surf the wave.” 

    A.
  • “It was great fun and I was able to learn through the program how to deal better with challenging situations.”

    F.

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