Wilderness Therapy Retreats

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About Corporate Team Building Sessions

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” 

Anne Lamott

Company retreats send a message to your employees that you care about them and that they are important. Benefits include being away from the work pressures to build morale, reduce turnover and time to get to know each other without work pressures as well as time to collaborate and brainstorm.

Our unique and therapeutic corporate retreats embrace the great outdoors to reconnect with nature and allow hard-working employees to unplug and restore. Team members feel valued when you take into consideration their needs for a pause. There is scientific evidence that you and your employees will be healthier and more productive with time off in nature. Studies have shown that as little as twenty-nine minutes in nature can result in 45% increase in productivity and 63% of employees report feeling better after time outdoors. Time bonding in nature and sharing and reflecting around a campfire are a great way to show appreciation and to get to know your team on a deeper level.

Reduce
Group Stress

Let Wilderness Therapy Retreats get your group outside the office and away from the daily grind. Research has shown that adding more elements from the natural world reduces both your heart rate and cortisol levels in the body. This will enable your group to de-stress and recharge in a positive, natural environment.

Restore Mental Energy

Everyone knows that stress & hard work brings on “mental fatigue.” Instead of turning to energy drinks, let’s head outdoors.

Since even looking at photos of nature can boost people’s mental energy, just imagine how much better the boost is when your group is actually experiencing nature! You may even feel better just thinking about it.

Build Focus
& Creativity

Getting your group outdoors and taking an opportunity to experience the gentle lessons available in nature, your employees gain confidence in both their personal and professional lives. Outdoor experiences help make participants better leaders, problem solvers and remain calm under pressure. Let us help your plan an outdoor event that will result in a more productive and collaborative office environment.

Finding Balance

Team-building retreats from Wilderness Therapy Retreats help your team find a balance between working towards company objectives and bonding. Removing yourself from the hustle of the workday allows for greater personal connections. There, the team can work together through a whole range of team-building activities, games, icebreakers, and exercises.

We provide valuable stress management and burnout education, tips and tools as take aways to continue mental, emotional, and physical health for your employees post retreat. Past clients have reported being better able to understand the signs of stress and burnout in themselves and their fellow employees. Our clients state that they feel closer and its common to hear them report leaving the retreat feeling like a family.

The cost of turnover is extremely high, and businesses affected by employee burnout suffer a higher rate, lower employee engagement and increased spending on healthcare costs related to employee burnout. On a day-to-day basis burnout is most closely connected to your work but also affects your social and private life.

Burnout often begins with hardworking, passionate workers that experience workplace stress or don’t feel valued or appreciated. The World Health Organization characterizes three dimensions: Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job and Reduced professional efficacy.

A Few Benefits Of Corporate Retreats

More and more companies and corporations such as Google, Uber, JP Morgan and Nestle are now choosing retreats that incorporate the beauty of nature due to the maximized long-term results of a team’s time away from the office. Stanford Professor, Dr. Katie Curhan, Ed.D states that just being in contact with nature can improve an employee’s sense of well-being and productivity in the office. Some of the documented benefits that come with interacting with nature directly apply to the workforce including reduced stress and better cognitive performance. Strayer at the University of Utah shows over and over the many benefits of disconnecting from technology in nature including his “3 day affect” studies in nature that show significant results of boosted creativity and cognitive functioning.

Are You Ready To Plan Your Group Retreat?

Reach Out

To begin the process, just reach out and we will schedule a free 30 minute session in person or online to discover whether or not this is the right retreat for your needs and goals. If this works for you, we then get busy on planning the details and incorporating them into the goals & objectives of your group.

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FAQ's About Wilderness Therapy Retreats

Here are a few of the most common questions we get about our Wilderness Therapy Retreats.

Who is Wilderness Therapy Retreats, LLC (WTR)?

Here at WTR we all love nature and have a passion for sharing the benefits of reconnecting individuals with nature through numerous experiences. Our guides have a combination of experts in the field including Wilderness Therapists who are also licensed professional counselors, our Fly fishing, hiking, yoga and meditation guides are experienced and trained in their field. We are also trained in wilderness first aide.

Does Wilderness Therapy Work?

Nature-based therapies are supported by evidence- based research for preventive and healing medicine. A few of the many benefits include: boosting our immune system, decreasing harmful stress hormones and blood pressure , boosting mood, physical health, productivity, focus, attention and creativity.

Our therapists have worked in private practice and residential treatment centers and after training, personally experiencing and now conducting and teaching wilderness therapy and witnessing the powerful transformative benefits of nature-based therapies we have shifted our work to getting clients out of the office and supporting them in the natural world.

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What Are The Physical Requirements For A Trip?

There is no minimum physical ability needed to attend any of our retreats. Trips can be modified to suit the abilities of individuals and groups. All that is required is good health, which means your doctor would approve of you going for a walk in the woods. Our trips are more mental than they are physical. Most likely you will be challenged to step out of your comfort zone. We will encourage this but will also allow the option of choosing to opt out of challenge that may feel overwhelming.

What Should I Pack?

The packing/gear list are different depending on whether or not we camp or rent cabins. Each event will post a specific suggested packing list.

How Are Medical Emergencies Addressed?

WTR guides are medically trained for wilderness emergency scenarios. Based on the severity of the situation, your guide(s) will handle it accordingly. In most cases front country emergency services are nearby.

Are Dates Flexible?

Alternative dates from those on our website may be reserved for private groups or individuals, if available. Please contact us with your preferences and questions.

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