The Wellbeing course is a perfect balance between physical challenge and mental strength. It taught me how to overcome personal barriers I had in both areas.
Zer Binn, Wellbeing student, May 2018
Our expert facilitators will guide you towards new insights and understanding into the philosophy of mindfulness, guide you in meditation sessions and take you through an assortment of different yoga sessions. The course takes you into our natural environment a provide methods of deepening your connection with nature, provide you with a community of other participants to share in the experience and offer ways to transfer these skills back into your home life.
This course is not a retreat and at times, it will be challenging. We believe this is pivotal in taking your new learnings back to your everyday life. Take away the stress of the office, the family, the cellphone and replace it with learning the skills of sailing as a team, waking early, and wandering in the bush. Disconnect with your daily life, to truly reconnect with yourself.
Topics of facilitation sessions may include:
Key outcomes of Wellbeing include:
Mindfulness - Deepen your understanding of Mindfulness practices and how these can benefit your mental health and your ability to live more deeply in the moment.
Resilience - Practice facing challenges in the world with an intentional mindset. Strengthen your capabilities to connect with others in a meaningful way and develop plans for how to sustain high performance in a busy world.
Connection - With your identity, with the people around you and with the greater natural world. Through Yoga, Environmental Connection Exercises and Meditation workshops, find tools to take away and weave into your home life.
Compassion - Show aroha for yourself and those around you.
Passion - Explore your own personal values and priorities and take time to consider the overall direction of your life.
Adam specialises in uncovering human potential and building the capability of people and groups. Adam works as a coach, facilitator and designer across many settings, curating experiences that grow resilience awareness and clarity.
Adam is a certified professional coach and public engagement practitioner and holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship from Otago University.
I love shaping learning experiences for individuals and groups that broaden their thinking and perspectives.
When you come to Outward Bound, there are items that you will need to bring with you and items that we will supply. As for the things that you need to bring - we encourage you to borrow as many items as you can, or buy second hand!
Check out our course gear list for a full run down and some hot tips on what to bring and what not to.
The minimum fitness requirement is to be able to either run or fast walk 3km in under 25 minutes. You do not have to be an experienced runner and will be supported by your peers and instructors during all activities. Running is only a small part of the programme.
No. All participants are required to meet the medical and physical requirements for the course, but there is no specific age limit.
Please note - this is for Professional, Women in Leadership and Wellbeing courses only.
You need to be able to swim and/or paddle in deep water and be comfortable with putting your head under water. During water based activities, you will be wearing a lifejacket.
David made space in his working commitments to get to OB. Find out how.
Joanna made time in her family life to reach OB. Find out how.