HAPPY GRIZZLY ADVENTURES

Greater Joy. Deeper Connection. Clearer Understanding.

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WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE HERE.

Happy Grizzly is the integration of the transformative powers of insight based work and outside experiences. In other words, we explore the inner landscape through adventure!

We start with individual session(s) to establish intentions and gain a deeper insight into what is motivating us or limiting us.

We then go to some of the most awe-inspiring places on the earth and engage in activities that evoke the elusive feelings of stoke and awe.

After the trip we work with you in individual sessions to bring what you felt and learned during our adventure to help you move toward making meaningful shifts that give you the chance to “live a little more closely to how you imagine” your life could be.

The measurable result of our trips over time are:

1. More joy. This will crowd out negative stress in your life. 

2. Deeper Connections and excitement about the future. This translates into greater emotional resiliency. Through the post-trip integration process, we will also work with you to create steps to turn the epiphanies, visions, and dreams you had on the adventure into reality. 

3. Less looking back. Our adventurers tell us that during and after the trip they were able to let go of past decisions, regrets, anger, and shame that in many cases they didn't even know they were holding onto until they released it into the past. 

First and foremost are adventures are incredibly fun! We work with everyone from first time users of the outdoors to professional athletes. We  make as many of our programs as possible open to those with additional adaptive needs. 


Whether you're an individual or part of a relationship or team seeking more joy, deeper connections, and greater insight onto what an optimistic future may look like, we can support your adventure.


If our off the shelf adventures don't work with your timeline or choice of adventure, get in touch and we can design a custom adventure for you or your team.


 
 
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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

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WHO WE ARE

The Experience Happy Grizzly Brings to Adventure

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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IN PERSON ADVENTURE

A face to face adventure. We partner with the top guides and outfitters in North America to give you an incredible experience. Adventures typically last 3-5 days and are available for all experience and fitness levels. Normally 8-12 participants.

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ADVENTURE AT HOME

Adventure right where you are. We work with individuals and teams to support an At Home Adventure that is either four days in a row or four days spread out over four weeks. Participants commit to at least an hour of adventure a day--anything from a local hike to time in the hammock--and then meet up with the group for a virtual campfire. Normally 8-12 participants.

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CUSTOM ADVENTURE

We can build a specific adventure for you, your team, or your company's needs around lowering stress and building strong connection between participants.

 

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