The Wilderness Programme is a unique experience that is suitable for anyone beginning to come to terms with existing in a new and more positive way. It's an opportunity to assess and readjust lifestyle, behaviour and attitude for the benefit of one's self, family, friends, work colleagues and mankind.
The programme is specifically designed and tailored to help meet the needs of individuals who need 'Time Out' or who are struggling with aspects of life such as feeling lost or lacking direction. The programme can also help exponentially in the recovery of individuals coming to terms or dealing with issues such as addictions, professional burn out, stress, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues.
Through 'The Wilderness Programme', we aim to generate the core benefits for our clients through total immersion in wild and remote locations where participants find themselves removed from, and far away from everyday distractions. The Wilderness Programme combines the raw power of nature with Coaching Psychology, complimentary therapies and an altruistic and diverse range of appropriately prescribed activities, which enable participants to help build self-esteem, confidence and to challenge and enhance their 'everyday' physical, emotional and spiritual comfort levels.
Participants work with a highly experienced Coaching Psychologist at various key points throughout the programme. This will enable the participant to explore how they can exist in a more authentic way. Any issues, mistakes and successes will be held lightly and explored, so that a change in the way that the participant would prefer to exist can be co-created and agreed in order to help nurture and advance the individuals recovery.
In addition, programme guides and coaches demonstrate a wide range of challenging outdoor skills and activities suited to each participants level of physical fitness and capability, whilst supporting their psychological needs and ultimately taking anticipated outcomes into careful consideration.
Activities include but are not limited to: Open boat canoeing, mountain walking, fly fishing (learn to catch and cook your own dinner), wildlife & nature watching, wild swimming, mindfulness meditation and pilates, astronomy, photography, art therapy, orienteering and bushcraft skills, all of which are designed to inspire, encourage and pro-actively assist each participant on the road to respite and recovery from whatever behavioural and mental health issues they may be experiencing.
We work with private paying individuals as well as individuals and small groups from businesses, organisations and charities.
Click below to see a short promotional film made during a recent wilderness therapy programme staged in the far North-west of Scotland.