Wilderness Well-being Day

Overview

Locations: Woodlands & rolling hills of Wicklow
Duration: 1 Day
Availability:7 days a week
Max group size:12 participants max (min charge 8)
Fees:€390pp
Extras:Vat @ 13.5% & transport

Highlights

  • Unplug
  • Re-balance
  • Reconnect
  • Immersive wilderness experience

What`s included

  • Highly trained & experienced staff will facilitate your day.
  • Nutrition & lunch with our outdoor chef.
  • Rain jacket & warm down jacket to keep you comfortable.
  • Time to re-connect with yourself, nature and those around you.
  • Daypack with snacks and water bottle to take home and re-use.

Wilderness Well-being Day

Close your eyes for one moment… Imagine a day of no demands. No fulfilling the demands of others. No struggling to keep your team motivated. No calls. No laptop. No juggling the demands of your home life with the challenge of work. Nothing to do but care for yourself.

Imagine a day centred on redressing the imbalances that this pandemic has created for your work life. For your home life. For you.

Since the pandemic struck earlier this year, the world of work has changed dramatically. Now thousands of us are working from home and whilst it has some obvious benefits in terms of commuting for employees and reduced costs for employers, now that the dust has settled a little – are we really working from home? Or are we now living at work?

Wilderness Well-being Day Wicklow

Join us on a Wilderness Well-being journey. Immerse yourself in & accept the healing powers of nature. Allow yourself to be guided safely through woodlands and gently rolling hills. Re-connect with yourself and those around you.

Enjoy a tasty, nutritious outdoor lunch and come away with easy recipe ideas to boost your energy levels and mental wellbeing. Learn how, with simple, practical, tiny but cumulative changes, we can each make profound differences in our lives
and get the best from ourselves and our teams.

Wilderness Well-being: Being in Balance

A common image used to visually represent our well-being is the seesaw. When we are looking after ourselves, it is balanced. In other words, we have the psychological, social and physical resources to meet any challenges that are thrown in our path. The more resources we have, the better we look after ourselves, the more resilient we will be when it comes to dealing with those challenges.

We are no longer enjoying the social element of our workplaces, lunches together, the coffees, the chats, the social nights and even overseas travel to see our teams based elsewhere.

We are simultaneously trying to support and motivate our teams without a real connection to them.

We are working from the kitchen table, a corner of the bedroom or if we’re very lucky, the spare room. So, breakfast, lunch and even dinner can end up taking place ‘at work’.

The boundaries are becoming increasingly blurred and we feel like we are always ‘on’. We feel we’ve neither the time nor the energy to even go for a walk, never mind anything more strenuous.

The resources side of our seesaw is on the ground. We are running on empty more than ever before and really need to replenish these stores. Now is your chance.

Wilderness Well-being: Join Us & Re-balance

To use the oxygen mask analogy, you cannot look after your team if you have not looked after yourself first. It’s that simple, yet for many of us, our own well-being is the last on a long list of priorities.

We wear our missed lunches and late-night work calls like a badge of honour. But instead of achieving success, we feel exhausted and even resentful. The time has come to press the reset button and look at things again.

Using Mental Health Ireland’s 5 Ways to Wellbeing as a framework for building resilience, by joining us, you will be empowered to:

Connect: According to MHI, by staying connected and nurturing relationships we feel happier and more secure, giving us a better sense of purpose. A zero-device policy is in operation for the day to facilitate this meaningful connection and to promote a rich immersive experience.
Be Active: A plethora of research points to the efficacy of physical activity in the promotion of our well-being. Today’s journey is not just metaphorical. It will entail some physicality too to release those endorphins. Walk with your facilitator & guide at a gentle, restorative pace.
Take Notice: Learn how to acknowledge small wins and be grateful for them. Pay attention to the moment: how you are feeling, your thoughts and the beauty of the wilderness around you. Participate in mindfulness exercises you can do from anywhere. Learn tips to take home. Tiny changes over time lead to big gains.
Keep Learning: When you already feel over-burdened, this seems like an unusual pathway to wellbeing. However, research has shown that learning a new skill increases our self-esteem. Today, in addition to learning the tools of rebalancing our well-being, you will also discover some easy, nutritional recipes to provide balance on the inside. Gut health and mental health are inextricably linked. Although still a relatively new scientific area, there are many medical journal publications already. Suffice to say that recipes which promote gut health will make us feel better in both gut and mind.
Give: “I am already giving everything I’ve got” – I hear you, and by participating today you have taken the first step in giving to the most important person in your life. You. You will understand the importance and value of this to yourself. But small acts of kindness to others generally make us feel better too. Small acts. These help us connect in a more meaningful way in our relationships, to our communities and give us a greater sense of purpose.

The is a COVID safe event.

Wilderness Well-being: FAQs

Can I come alone?

This day is designed and aimed at workgroups who have suffered from being separated due to COVID19. At the moment we are not providing individual workshops..

What do participants need to bring?

We’ll have a pack for you with snacks, a healthy drink, rain jacket and a warm jacket. Participants will need to wear. comfortable outdoor clothing and footwear

Is it a strenuous day?

Absolutely not. The emphasis of this day is to spend time in nature. It’s an easy-going stroll through the forest and wilderness. You don’t need to be fit, we’re not climbing any mountains.

What does ‘Unplugged’ mean?

This is an opportunity for you to turn off your mobile phone and escape. Participants can give our office number to loved ones at home in case they need to reach you during the day.

Can we provide overnight/multi-day programmes?

Yes, we certainly can. Get in touch today to discuss your needs.

Can this day be provided in other parts of Ireland?

Yes, for sure. We can even go further afield and bring you to places of ultimate tranquility!

What happens if the weather is poor?

We have a Plan B in case of poor weather, however, if it’s torrential then we will reschedule the event.

What is our cancellation policy?

If you cancel within 7 days of event date there is no refund.
If you cancel between 21 and 7 days from event date there is a 75% refund.
If you cancel more than 21 days from event date, there is 100% refund.

What is not included in the price?

Transport. Unfortunately, at the moment we are unable to organise this for you.