The Core Program

The core of Guided Wilderness Connections is a four-week program to learn and practice the Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy model created by Richard Schwartz and the Center for Self Leadership.  Successful participants experience greater harmony and inner peace as they learn to access thoughts, feelings, and sensations that have been discordant.  In addition, Nature hikes are encouraged as part of a regular practice routine.  Working with ourselves in this way we call Wilderness Meditation and believe it enriches insight meditation by enabling re-connection to our roots in nature.    We use a beginning ABC approach to teach meditation and access, but find that people quickly settle into what comes naturally to them.  The goal is to get to know your “inner world” so newly discovered aspects of yourself see you as their leader.  Training takes place in groups of six to eight people led by a wilderness guide.  Group members help each other learn Compassionate witnessing, a powerful tool for Self acceptance and change.   Following the four weeks of classroom style learning, the group will be invited to plan a half day Wilderness Hike where they can refine and practice Wilderness Meditation skills.   What is the next step?  The options include everything from individual coaching to a support group and will be discussed through out the program. You decide.

Nature-ally lose weight and gain health

This program is founded on the belief that frequent dieting and disciplined exercise are symptomatic of how dangerously far we have strayed from our animal ancestors.   The Guided Wilderness Connections weight maintenance program helps participants re-turn to a more natural lifestyle so exercise and weight loss can be made easier.   The program includes everything in the 4-week core program with the addition of food.  Yes, each of the sessions ends with a picnic and learning a style of eating we call Nature-ally.  We are trying to bring food into our lives as an ally rather than the enemy.  Same with exercise,  we want to learn from our bodies how they want to move.  Thru Wilderness Meditation and daily practice, you should walk away with an appreciation for how the “parts” of your inner world want your body to move.  Sounds crazy right?  You can learn more about it during our Webinar.  Please fill out the contact form and mark Webinar and under topic write Nature-ally.