HOW IT WORKS
Explaining the Five Steps you will take with Happy Grizzly
We know there a lot of opportunities to get outside--and we encourage that. What makes us different however, and makes your experience more meaningful, is that we are with you every step of the way to help your adventure have a deeper, lasting impact in your life. We want to make sure you have more than a great memory. We call this Intentional Adventure.
We pair world-class outdoor guides and outfitters with expert mental health professionals so you get the most out of the experience.
2. Set your intention.
Once you've registered, one of our staff will reach out for one or two one on one conversations to find out what you want out of the adventure both physically and mentally, for the specific adventure. We call this intention setting. These one on one in person meetings help us get to know you better and maximize the impact of the trip.
3. Have an incredible adventure.
Connect with nature and the challenge of the adventure. Push yourself to do things you've never done before--or haven't for a while. That may mean paddling into white water or resting in a hammock with nothing to do. It may mean challenging yourself up a mountain, or learning to tie a fly. Getting up early for a morning stretch by the river, or staying up late to stare at the stars.
4. Daily Connections / Campfire conversations.
Every day we gather to share, or just listen, to others and our own experiences. This may come as a surprise to you-but this means you don’t have to talk if you don’t want to!
This sharing of the day, sitting around a campfire, a raft, or even a big dinner table and discussing or listening to whatever emotions, thoughts, or ideas that came up during the adventure, is routinely listed as the best part of the experience.
We want to find out, if you want to share, how your experience is tracking with your intention.
We only have a couple of rules during this process: that you engage as a healthy expedition partner, that you try to avoid using the words, 'should, could, or would' when talking about your own experiences or others, and that you pay attention to why you're speaking or feeling the need to speak when others are talking.
After the trip, we will connect for integration sessions to bring what you felt, saw, questioned, or learned into your daily life.
We'll work with you to find, or share any needed resources from learning to row white water, eat differently, to engaging in traditional therapy and beyond.