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HAPPY GRIZZLY ADVENTURES

Connection. Compassion. Curiosity.

 

WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE HERE.

We look forward to curating an incredible, Intentional Adventure experience for you that engages what you're doing in the external landscape with what you're feeling in your internal landscape.

Folks tell us all the time that after Happy Grizzly Adventures they feel happy, more connected, more joyful, and more optimistic about what they’re doing in their personal and professional lives today and into the future.

We start by learning a little about why you want to be on the adventure in the first place and what you hope to get out of your time with us. Formally, this is Intention Setting.

Then we adventure together!  Happy Grizzly Adventures is all about having a lot of fun while also finding and developing a deeper sense of connection to yourself and the world around you. 

After you get home, we will spend some time working together to integrate what you felt and learned into your daily life. Formally, this is Integration!

We know Happy Grizzly Adventures has something for everyone regardless if they are brand new to the outdoors or a professional outdoor athlete.


The measurable results of our trips over time are:


1. An increased sense of connection to self, family and community.

2. More joy and greater resilience.

3. More looking forward with optimism and less looking back with regret.

4. Living closer to the life you imagine is your best life.

 

WHAT OUR ADVENTURERS THINK

Testimonials from participants

 
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The work Happy Grizzly Adventures does is legendary and life-changing! 


I left feeling more connected, more uplifted and more inspired than I've felt in a long time. 


The landscapes we explored and the mountains we hiked were superbly beautiful and awe-inspiring. Yet, the inner work we explored...did even more to inspire a sense of well-being, wholeness and connectedness.


The work Happy Grizzly Adventures does is legendary and life-changing! 

--SG, Professional Athlete, Entrepreneur, Hood River OR

JOIN AN ADVENTURE

Outstanding outdoor experiences are at the center of what we do. 

​We partner up with world class outfitters in awe inspiring places and engage in activities that evoke the oft elusive feelings of stoke. We hope you'll join us on a calendared adventure or let's work together to make sure you get exactly what you want!

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ADVENTURE

Join us on an already calendared adventure! We partner with some of the world's best outfitters to hike, raft, ski, bike, and fish! Some of these adventures are specific to a demographic group or identity, while others are open to the public! Bring a friend, bring a small group, come as a couple, or join as an individual!

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CUSTOM ADVENTURE

We can build a specific adventure for you, your team, group, or your company's needs around building deeper connections, supporting leadership and personal development, helping to answer a sticky question, or build out the underlying strategy to figure out what comes next. These are normally in person-but we have the capability to offer virtual adventures as well!

 
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WHO WE ARE

Happy Grizzly Adventures was founded by Stacy Bare and Koorosh Rassekh in 2021, after two years of experimenting with the program model that is now the foundation of Happy Grizzly.

Happy Grizzly Adventures was founded by Stacy Bare and Koorosh Rassekh in 2021, after two years of experimenting with the program model that is now the foundation of Happy Grizzly.

Stacy Bare is a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, US Army Veteran, and former Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician. He has been leading transformational expeditions in the outdoors since 2010.

It was rock climbing, two years after his exit from the United States Army and a year in Baghdad that helped Stacy move through his own multi-year struggle with suicidal ideation and substance abuse. This put him  on a path to connect first more veterans, and then all people, to the outdoors as a means to engage and resolve trauma. Through the outdoors he found himself, his passion, and a renewed excitement for life.


He  founded the Great Outdoors Lab in partnership with Dr. Dacher Keltner at the Greater Good Science Center at UC-Berkeley to put scientific data behind the idea that time outdoors is good for you.

Stacy is also working his way through Adventure Not War, a personal project taking him back to all the places he served, was supposed to serve, or cleaned up after war as an adventurer. He partnered up with Alex Honnold to climb in Angola; led a team of fellow veterans to be the first recorded team to ski up and down the highest mountain fully in Iraq, and lead ski expeditions to Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. Bosnia and Abkhazia remain.


Stacy’s work has been covered in multiple publications. He has also written book chapters and numerous magazine articles, is a popular guest on podcasts and an award-winning film producer.

You can learn more about Stacy here.

Koorosh Rassekh, MMFT (Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy) is a pioneer in the field of mental health. He brings over 10 years of experience in therapy, with a focus on both addiction treatment and mindfulness. In his work, he has served a wide range of individuals, couples, and families, helping them to identify the riddles or traumas of their past, stories of the future yet to happen, and ultimately support being in the present and flow of possibilities. Core to his approach is the value that clients already possess the inherent ability to respond effectively to the difficulties they face.


Koorosh's approach to mental health has included taking people outside and engaging in a variety of activities including, skiing, hiking, surfing, slacklining, cycling, mountain biking and a variety of mindfulness and breathwork practice.

Koorosh is a sought after instructor and trainer in his field. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California where he also earned his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and Management from USC. He has completed extensive advanced training in multiple therapeutic approaches, including: Assertive Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA), Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Motivational Interviewing, and numerous meditation and mindfulness techniques.


You can learn more about Koorosh here.

 

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