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 take 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 being 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:
- Four pillars of mindfulness
- Connection to nature
- Resilience in a modern world
- Understanding your mind
- Personal values awareness
Key outcomes of Wellbeing include:
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.
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