"Having just returned from 5 days on the Wilderness programme, my healing process is as ugly as hell, it's not bubble baths and aromatherapy. It's accountability which brings guilt, it's getting to the root of ones issues, which can be quite intense. Processing "ones stuff" often means one has to relive it which isn't easy. However, being held in a safe space and trusting said space.......priceless!!  I thoroughly enjoyed the solitude and the just being. One is surrounded by the natural environment and the peace that that offers. I was also able to take stock and find my bearings and was able to make some decisions within that safe space.  This was facilitated by Greg and the team at Wilderness Escapes with their positive 'can do attitude'. Greg and I would head out after breakfast and "leave no trace" as we walked over the fells or canoed over Derwentwater to St Herbert's island. I had mindfulness meditation and Pilates every morning with Jessie and several sessions with Steve Mitchell, which was just terrific we walked & talked our way up over Hallin Fell, Ullswater. This enabled me to clear away some wreckage & presented me with the opportunity to set a new course for the next phase of my journey".
- James

"Big thanks to all at Wilderness Escapes for hosting our well being event in the lakes. The location was extremely remote given we were in the Lakes and i know how much the participants enjoyed the mix of reflection, relaxation and activity. Interestingly i asked each one of them to sum up the experience in one word and this is what they came up with: "Exciting", "Fun", "Adventurous", "Scenic", "New experiences", "Great company", "Freeing", "Calming", "Relaxed", "Active", "Idyllic" - Mark

"My recent trip to with Wilderness escapes was truly  a wonderful and inspiring experience. Paddling with Greg and his team across lochs, wild camping and walking made my brain focus on different aspects of life.  No technology, no news, the magical beauty and tranquility of the Scottish highlands allowed me a different perspective to filter back into life. Simple actions of drinking water from burns and paddling into the darkness to view the stars at night felt empowering and a feeling of connection with nature I hadn’t felt since I was a child.  I returned to London feeling completely refreshed and refocused on my life.  It also left me wanting to return at soonest opportunity!" - Mike

A fantastic experience made by the remote location and the superb 'pop up' facilities their. A few days in I was able to let go of the shackles i had realised i had found myself in and in turn i was able to release the tension i had built up over many years. Needless to say the release took me quite by surprise but i felt safe as strong emotions swept through me. On the other side of it and at the end of the programme i came to realise what is important to me and what i came on the programme for. My eternal thanks.  - Adam

"We had identified a group of individuals within our organisation, who for whatever reason had become noticeably affected with a range of common mental health issues including stress, anxiety and visible signs of professional burnout. Whilst there was no necessity to refer any of the individuals into crisis care or rehab, we felt that the Wilderness Programme would be an ideal choice to help counter and instigate recovery for the people within this group. Through the combination of the superb base camp facilities, coaching psychology and the range of activities on offer the group were able to see life from an entirely new perspective and engage with the programme. The programme was undoubtedly a success for all who took part and enabled the participants to move on to the next stage in their recovery". - Sarah 

 

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