16 Sep 2010 – 19 Sep 2010
Scotland

Wilderness Solo

16th – 20th September 2010

£475.53

Have you a desire to experience an extended period of true solitude in a wild place but feel apprehensive about venturing out alone?

Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone. ~ Paul Johannes Tillich, The Eternal Now

The Wilderness Foundation UK is offering a group of up to ten individuals the opportunity to take this personal step, venturing right out of your usual comfort zone, whilst being supported by professional outdoor leaders and facilitators so that you can feel safe at the same time.
We will begin the five day wilderness solo with a day and a night together in a remote bothy in the Scottish Highlands. Here we can take the first steps to understanding ourselves more clearly, learning about what holds us back in life from doing things alone, and having time to prepare for the solo experience.
The next two days and nights will be spent camping solo at an agreed site some distance from the bothy.
The idea of the programme is that you would not mix with other members of the group, and spend time in and around your camping location. Personal time is your own but can be spent exploring your solo site, observing wild nature around you, writing in your journal, and enjoying the solitude. During the solo period you can return to the bothy where the staff will be based, at any time you wish. They are there to support you if you feel you need to step out of the solo experience.
Participants are encouraged to take what they want from this journey and to move at their own pace, spending as much time as they need alone and then returning for support at the bothy.
At the conclusion of the solo the fourth night will be spent together as a group sharing your experiences and your thoughts, making meaning of them, and preparing for the return home by ensuring that any new awareness will not be lost, and that the changes you may want to make as a result of this will be enduring.
The wilderness solo will be led by two of our respected and professional Wilderness Foundation staff, one a highly experienced outdoor guide, and the other a qualified psychotherapist. Throughout the week they will pay attention to your physical and emotional well being, as well as providing the information and knowledge you require to be comfortable and to enjoy this unique wilderness experience.
The location of the solo will be deep in the Scottish Highlands. Further details of this and other information will be sent to you on request.
The fee of £475.53 is inclusive of accommodation, full catering, and necessary equipment. On receipt of your booking a comprehensive list of what you need to bring, a health declaration for you to complete, and travel options and directions will be sent to you.
If this highly unique experience is of interest to you please do not hesitate to contact us to find out more and to make your booking.  Call 01245 443073 or email info@wildernessfoundation.org.uk
If you would like to secure your place by paying a deposit now, you may do so below using any major debit or credit card.

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