We use adventure as a tool to explore our relationship to risk, nature, community, and ourselves. Adventures range from multi day immersion trips (Adventure Trips) to one on one therapy or mentoring sessions. We are living in a society that require us to sit and be indoors throughout most of our days. Our adventure programs gets the heart beating and allows for safe exploration. Adventure helps us to find our boundaries and explore ways of thinking we use to see if they are helping or inhibiting us in achieving our life goals and states of wellbeing.
Our adventures include: Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, River Rafting, Hiking or local trails, skiing, survival trips, and more.
RITES OF PASSAGE
Rites of Passage are an age old tradition they occur throughout life when there is a major life transition such as coming of age, moving out of home, marriage, and death. Many cultures have different traditions and ceremonies surrounding these times. At Restorative Adventures our practices use nature based rituals to honor life’s transitions. We use the natural world to find strength, clarity, and connection to ourselves, our environment, and others. We work to personalize and find rituals that work for you in your daily life. The process of co creating rituals with you allows you to take what you learn home and integrate the teachings into your daily life. Some examples of what we facilitate a variety of rituals such as Sacred Hunts, Fasts, and solo wilderness experiences.
We integrate Nature into our therapy sessions and workshops to build connection with the natural world and to help show people what is going in side of them. The natural world around us has the amazing ability to reflect what is going on inside of us. It mirrors our personality and intentions and teaches us powerful lessons on how to live. As humans we come from a long lineage of connecting with the earth to tell us when to eat and sleep, to help us stay warm in winter. Through our programs we cultivate and reawaken your inner nature through our work with Coyote mentoring and Ecopsychology. The experience you have in nature will carry over into your daily life and can bring connection and grounding to your day through the song of a bird or connecting with a houseplant.
Working with families is an integral part to help people make lasting and meaningful change in their lives. We incorporate the values and needs of your family into our approach. We work together with you and your family to navigate conflicts and disagreements with all our 1 on 1 sessions, specifically in our family medication. If you family situation allows it we like to work with each member individually and as a group to help support resolving conflict and bringing flow back into the family.
We teach communication skills to our participants. We use a style of communication called Nonviolent communication (NVC). NVC is a way of speaking that facilitates the flow of communication needed to exchange information and resolve differences peacefully. It helps us identify our shared values & needs, encourages us to use language that increases goodwill, and avoid language that contributes to resentment or lowers self-esteem.
Needs Based Communication focuses our attention on compassion as our motivation, rather than fear, guilt, blame, or shame. It emphasizes taking personal responsibility for our choices and improving the quality of our relationships as our goal. It is effective even when the other person or group is not familiar with this process.
Needs Based Communication is based on the premises that:
• We are all simply trying to get our needs met.
• We fare better if we know how to get these needs met through cooperation rather than aggression.
• People naturally enjoy contributing to the well being of others when they can do so willingly.
The Intent of Needs Based Communication is to:
• Create more satisfying personal connections.
• Meet our needs in ways that honor and respect our values and the values of others.
• Heal from previous experiences and relationships that have been painful or unsuccessful.
With Needs Based Communication skills you can:
• Resolve feelings of anger, guilt, shame, fear, and frustration.
• Redirect anger or frustration toward coalition building and cooperative outcomes.
• Create solutions based on safety, mutual respect, and consensus.
• Meet basic individual, family, school, community, and societal needs in life serving ways.
Adapted from Nonviolent Communication:
A Language of Compassion by Marshall Rosenberg (PuddleDancer Press, (c)1999).
Contact us today to find out more about our lineage and creating a group or solo offering.