Wilderness retreat for wellbeing 1 – 3 May

Wilderness retreat for wellbeing 1 – 3 May

Wilderness retreat for wellbeing Wellbeing, noun - the state of being comfortable, happy or healthy This retreat is all about finding and exploring more ways to experience wellbeing, and then to discover how to bring more of  it back into your life once the retreat is over. Here are a few key components to how we structure our retreat for enhancing wellbeing. Presence in nature Time spent in a true wilderness requires that we pay attention to the present moment.  Away from the reassuring comforts of modern life, the natural world is quick to change and fluctuate. Noises, temperatures, sights, sounds, smells and sensations are all in a constant and quick process of change as we move or even sit still. It doesn’t take long for our natural responses to turn back on, we listen to the sounds within the trees, the approaching rivers, and sense the temperature drop as we move nearer a cave or gorge. All of these things may happen unconsciously at...
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Climbing partnerships: How to avoid the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse

Climbing partnerships: How to avoid the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse

Climbing partnerships: How to avoid 4 horsemen of the apocalypse Every so often during a coaching session it becomes apparent that there is a problem that is lying under the surface. I often find that because it is not fair to blame ones climbing partner for ones climbing performance, most people that I coach try not to bring it to the surface or even admit it to themselves. And yet throughout the session the topic of their climbing partner will slowly become the elephant in the room as it rears its head subtly in conversation over and over again. I have written this blog to share some thoughts about climbing and relationships, because truth be told, who you climb with and how you interact with them, can make a massive difference to your wellbeing and climbing performance just as much as it can to theirs. So how do the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse feature in all of this? Well lets start at the beginning...
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Setting and maintaining your new year Goals easily

I am sure that everyone has at some point experienced the eventual collapse of their new year's resolutions. The new year often begins with good intentions however bit by bit it is common for our self discipline and energy to be chipped away until we return back to patterns of behaviour very similar to how we were before. What if there was a way to make this new year the year that you reach the goals you set out to achieve? I believe the starting point to all of this is understanding about values. Our values are the core messages that we hold to be so important that they drive and govern our behaviours. They are so embedded in us it can be easy to assume that they are simply what makes me, me, they can also feel as if that is just how everyone should be. The problem is, is that because we react to our values unconsciously they sit within our...
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