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A Re-Wilding Journey in Scotland (29th Sept – 5th Oct 2019)

With The Life Adventure

During this week long retreat you will explore Alladale Wilderness Reserve and other interesting ‘hot spots’ in the North of Scotland, in search of wild landscapes and the resident varied wildlife.  Guest hosts during the week are Paul Lister (custodian and founder of Alladale Wilderness Reserve), David Hetherington (wildcat and lynx ecologist) and Roy Dennis (the UK’s leading raptor & re-wilding expert).

The stunning Alladale Lodge will be your base for the week, where you will have full use of all the facilities and enjoy locally sourced, delicious and honest meals. There will be ample opportunity to mingle with like minded enthusiasts and professionals with a passion for the Highlands and re-wilding.

About Alladale

A private wilderness reserve, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, has a story to share. With 100 square kilometres of wilderness, it is a place of natural beauty and a nature conservation project. It is a humbling experience to be stood on top one of the reserve’s many hills, gazing across a mountain loch, aware that there may not be another person for miles in any direction; enjoying the sense that you are part of it all.

The following activities are included in and around the Alladale Reserve:

  • Visit Alladale Wilderness Reserve wildcat breeding centre
  • Explore some of the UK’s most northerly old growth forests & numerous SSSI’s
  • Learn about Alladale’s red squirrel reintroduction program
  • Observe the magnificent red deer rut
  • Look out for the Reserve’s resident golden eagles
  • Night safari & visit to the badger hide
  • Gentle walk to historic Croick Church
  • Explore & learn more about AWR’s restored peatlands
  • Observe salmon leaping the Glencalvie falls



Off site trips include:

  • Abernethy Forest – Capercaille
  • Handa Island – Sea birds
  • Chanonary Point – Dolphin observation

Also included:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers & day trips
  • All meals and house wines
  • Lectures and presentations
  • Film nights
  • Local whiskey tasting
  • Live music evening
  • Use of gym, sauna & mountain bikes
  • Complimentary copy of “Scotland – A rewilding journey”

The total group size will be 12-14 people maximum.

Active Listening

With Colin D Smith

“I wonder how many people I have heard in all my life and not listened to them”   John Steinbeck

Introduction

There is an irony in even talking about listening, after all, it is something we all do, right?  Most people would react to this by saying that there is nothing more they need to know. Yet, they would probably struggle to think of someone who listens to them very well.  Whilst it is recognised that being an active listener is crucial for building relationships and communicating effectively, research shows that 94% of us simply hear what others are saying and only 6% actively listen. We spend years learning to read, write and speak, yet little, if any, time is given to listening – our most used communication medium.  In a recent study by Korn Ferry, (a Global coaching company), developing ‘listening and empathy skills’ was either the first or second most sought after skill for coaching with CEOs, Senior Managers and Junior Managers.

Workshops

During any of these interactive workshops you will be invited to experience, maybe for your first time, active listening, being heard and thinking more clearly. These workshops will give you the awareness, understanding and tools you need to be able to be an active listener.

Benefits of participating fully in these workshops

In today’s fast paced world, active listening is vital and life changing.  Active listening and being heard is a starting point for:

• More meaningful relationships, as the first step towards developing trust.
• Building deeper connections with your clients and work colleagues.
• Better, more creative and original thinking, by having more time and space to do so.
• Increasing time, energy and money by incurring fewer mistakes and by getting it right first time.
• Improving your emotional wellbeing and feeling good about yourself.
• Feeling less stressed and pressured through being able to express yourself more easily and freely.
• Greater self-awareness, self esteem, confidence and presence.

One hour workshop – Introduction to Active Listening
Topics covered

• Are you an 18-second Manager?
• Listening or just hearing?
• Why is active listening so vital?
• How can you get better at active listening?
• Listening exercises are used throughout the workshop, based on audience requirements and context.
• Summary and questions.

Half day workshop – Going deeper with Active Listening
Topics covered
  • What is listening?
  • Are you listening or just hearing?
  • Benefits of active listening
  • Why is active listening so vital?
  • When is listening most important?
  • Dying to be heard
  • What is the price of not listening?
  • Every conversation matters, otherwise, why have them?
  • Barriers to listening
  • Why don’t we listen?
  • What are we thinking when we are not listening?
  • Listening hints and tips
  • Why and how we hold space for another.
  • Key skills of active listening
  • Listening exercises are used throughout the workshop, based on audience requirements and context
  • Summary and questions
Full day workshop – Thriving through Active Listening
Topics covered
  • Introduction to Listening
  • We all listen don’t we?
  • Are you listening or just hearing?
  • Types of listening
  • Background to listening
  • Benefits of listening
  • The wider implications of listening.
  • Where is listening most effective?
  • Barriers to listening
  • Disconnecting and not listening.
  • Perils of multitasking
  • How to listen badly?
  • The ‘science’ and research
  • The Drama Triangle versus the Empowered Triangle.
  • Holding space
  • The ideal conditions
  • Being present
  • Giving your full attention
  • Tips for listening more actively
  • Key skills of active listening
  • Listening to your employees
  • Appreciation, why it is so valuable
  • Listening in the round
  • Listening, thinking and creativity
  • Do we have too much ‘group think’?
  • Why we don’t think very well?
  • Thinking more clearly for ourselves
  • Benefits of original thinking
  • Listening exercises and videos are used throughout the workshop, based on audience requirements and context
  • Summary and questions

To book any of the above workshops, please get in touch with us to request available dates and chat to us about your individual requirements.

To read more on Why Listening Matters, just click here.

Adventure 100 for Marketing Agencies

With The Life Adventure

We live in a time of great unravelling.

We’re suffering with huge emotional and physical wellbeing issues. We feel disconnected from ourselves and have lost touch with the one thing that has the power to transform us – nature.  The days of life skills being handed down are long gone in modern day living and we often find ourselves unprepared for what life throws our way. On top of that, the climate is struggling and big changes are underway. Our economies, cultures and technologies are fraying the very fabric of the world as we know it. We aren’t equipped with the right tools, yet we need to be prepared for the future. Adventure 100 is an original, mind-blowing 3-day experience for progressive agencies who seek to reward their staff with skills and stories for life and for the future that lies ahead of us. In this incredible 3-day journey of personal transformation we uncover the disconnect. We then reconnect you back to yourself, to the land and to the sea. The experience will give you a passport, compass and map to live more fully, actively and consciously both now and in the future.

Location & Accommodation

The backdrop to Adventure 100 is the incredible scenery and welcome of St David’s in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. We can arrange transport to get you there, or you can arrive under your own steam.

In terms of accommodation, make the choice between wild camping or country house hotel. Either way you’ll have the stunning Pembrokeshire coast as your viewpoint for these 3 days.

We’ve lined up an incredible pick-and-choose of life skill adventures.  We call it super-sized scouting for 21st century grown-ups. Collectively as a group, we ask you to choose any 5 from the options below to form the foundations of your Adventure 100 experience:

MIND HEALTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. goal setting

2. agility & improv

3. mindfulness

4. growth mind-set

HEART & BODY HEALTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. nutrition

2. recovery

3. stretching

4. strength

5. exercise

6. endurance

THE OCEAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. tides

2. currents

3. safety

4. wildlife

5. resources

 

THE LAND

1. wild camping

2. freedom to roam

3. map reading

4. navigation

 

USING YOUR HANDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. first aid

2. life saving

3. shelter

4. outdoor cooking

5. make and mend

 

LIVING LIGHTLY 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Learning to live with less resources

 

EXPLORING THE EDGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Lessons from explorers and adventurers

 

SHAPING PLACES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.Learning the importance of getting involved with your community, contributing to your environment and understanding the real meaning of volunteering

 

Need To Know…

Location: St David’s, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Duration: 2 nights/ 3 days

Includes: all meals, wild camping/hotel, all activities & resources

Cost: £2500 for wild camping or £2800 for hotel

Based on a minimum of 8 agency staff.

 

All Work & No Play

With Dr Shomit Mitter

How does one achieve work-life balance in a world that demands all of our time and attention? Tips on being healthy in Body, Mind and Soul in the corporate world.

This workshop is available as part of a corporate subscription package. Contact us for details.

Breakthrough Anything (E-WORKSHOP)

With Nick Seneca Jankel

A breakthrough experience like no other. 21 days of short yet powerful mindfulness meditations and guided visualisations to ensure you de-stress permanently and make significant transformations in the nitty gritty of everyday life.

Powered by Breakthrough Biodynamics, Nick Seneca Jankel’s unification of the latest science with timeless wisdom ensures you create, breakthrough and thrive.

Breathing Retreat In Lanzarote (3-7 nights)

With Alan Dolan
What’s it all about and why go on this life-changing retreat?

Have you ever watched a small child at play? Completely absorbed in the moment and totally unselfconscious. Perfect authenticity. No facades. Simply being. It’s a great reminder of our inherent ability to live this way. So when did we lose that ability and how do we get back there?

From a very early age we are taught how NOT to be authentic. Parents give children signals as to what is ‘ok’ and ‘not-ok’, and children adopt strategies in order to regain approval. For children, non-authentic behaviour has a short term gain. Over time however it becomes the norm, leading us further and further away from who we really are.

Our relationships with others are a direct reflection of the one we have with ourselves. You can’t hope for intimacy with another person if you aren’t intimate with yourself. If you’re looking for authenticity you need to be authentic with yourself. If you want respect from others you need to be respectful with yourself. If you’d like to see through the facades of others you must get behind your own facade first.

Breathwork is your ticket back to the remembrance of your authentic self, a journey which can open you further than you ever imagined possible. It’s the best adventure you will ever have, and unlike even the most fabulous holiday it doesn’t stop when you get back home. It’s literally the ultimate trip.

Breathwork allows you to lighten up, and realise that you are already ok as you are. The facade you’ve spent years constructing will simply fall away, allowing you to spend time with your true self, learning your needs and wants. You can disengage from the drama, find your centre, find joy inside yourself – and consciously create a life you are happy to be a part of.

The Healing Power of Breath

Humans have been aware of the healing power of their breath for millennia. Through the centuries we’ve developed a vast array of breathing practices, all designed to bring about physical and emotional wellbeing and connect with our deeper selves.

But in today’s society, we often neglect our bodies’ built-in capabilities. Imagine owning the highest specification TV in existence, keeping it plugged in on standby and then living with it for years and years without ever actually turning it on. The fact is, most of us live in ‘standby mode’ most of the time. The most powerful mechanism is literally right beneath our noses waiting to be explored, yet we rarely give it more than a passing thought.

Conscious breathing is a powerful and safe way to infuse the body with oxygen and energy, recharging our own (often depleted) systems to work to their healing capacity. And it facilitates openings to higher levels of consciousness, allowing us to tap into our deeper resources and live better, easy, more joyful lives.

With breathwork we can enjoy optimum health, mental and emotional clarity, and experience an ever-deepening relationship with ourselves. It’s the means by which we can embark upon the ultimate journey: the one where we discover who we really are. And it can facilitate the growth needed in order for us to transform into who we’re capable of becoming.

What you’ll gain (and we’ve experienced it ourselves, so know all of these to be true)
  • Be the healthiest you’ve ever been
  • Feel completely energised
  • Experience deeply nourishing peace and relaxation
  • Move beyond whatever is standing between you and your happiness
  • Become aware of emotions halting your personal growth
  • Let go of emotional baggage permanently and easily
  • Release anxiety and alleviate depression
  • Develop a new dimension to your yoga and/or spiritual practice
  • Understand the nature of spirit
  • Open your breath and expand your life
The Technique

All of Alan Dolan’s work is based around one simple breathing technique, which you can vary depending on how you want to feel or what you’d like to achieve. You’ll be taught how to use conscious breathing effectively and be guided and supervised as you go along – paving the way for really transformative experiences.

Lanzarote and the villa where you’ll be staying

Situated just 79 miles off the coast of Africa, Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Islands and has been Alan’s home for the past 11 years. In 2011, after more than a year of searching, Alan found the ‘Dream Place’ for these retreats – a sanctuary of peace and seclusion in a rural location with sea and volcano views, ten minutes from the beautiful beach at Famara.

The villa is in an elevated position, with terraced patio areas and private, shady spots to lounge. The 5-star accommodation is mostly arranged around the sheltered private pool, with two of the rooms opening directly out to it. Nearby, you can soak in the hot tub after your twice-daily breath sessions and drink in the awe-inspiring vistas as the sunsets.

Your 1-1 breath sessions with Alan always take place in the complete privacy of the therapy room. And as there are only ever a maximum of four guests staying at any one time, you can be as private or as involved as you wish to be – most people choosing to do both at different times during their stay. Those attending often say the other people present during their stay really add to their experience.

The Rooms

THE LOFT

The Loft

A light and airy double room with floor to ceiling windows, sea/volcano views and direct access to the pool terrace. The space has been furnished using a mixture of Indonesian, Spanish and Turkish pieces, resulting in a relaxed, stylish environment. The teak four-poster bed and ensuite bathroom/dressing area complements the living space beautifully.

THE SUITE

The Suite

The spacious Suite is made up of a double bedroom, bathroom and lounge. Both the bedroom and the lounge have patio doors opening directly onto the pool area. The lounge can also be used as a second bedroom, making The Suite ideal for friends or family who wish to visit the retreat together.

SKYVIEW

Skyview Room

A double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, with an atrium skylight perfect for watching the stars. The high-spec bathroom also features a shower/steam room.

The Food

Delicious and healthy, Alan’s vegetarian cuisine is prepared by his resident chef from local, seasonal produce.

Other information

Hiring a car is recommended as the villa is in a rural location, and if you really want to explore the island it’s a must. Car hire is very reasonably priced and can be arranged on your behalf, but you will still be met at the airport irrespective of whether or not you hire a car. It’s remarkably easy to drive around the island; there is very little traffic and it’s a great way to experience the incredible landscapes.

If you don’t want to drive, don’t worry – Alan is happy to drop you at the beach, and half or full island day tours are also available. You can walk on pristine sandy beaches, surf at Famara or swim in the crystal clear ocean, go on nature walks or volcano climbs, or soak up the local culture at fiestas; Lanzarote really is the most magical of islands. It enjoys a mild dry climate with average daytime temperatures ranging from about 21°C in January to 29°C in August. With total annual rainfall at just 140mm, so your time on this retreat is likely to be bathed in warm, dry weather whatever time of year you visit.

What’s included
  • One 60-minute 1-1 breath session each day (ex. arrival + departure days)
  • One 60-minute group breath session each day (ex. arrival + departure days)
  • Full board vegetarian meals and drinks prepared by our chef
  • Airport transfers

Due to the bespoke nature of this retreat it’s essential to get in touch with us directly to make a booking. Please contact us here.

Prices

Having experienced this retreat personally, we can affirm that the longer your stay, the greater your experience. While 4 nights is enough for a taste of breathwork, 6 nights is the average length of stay – and it allows you the time and space to tap in to your deeper resources.

Availability for this retreat changes daily – plus Alan likes to establish personal contact with his clients, so should you wish to check availability please tell us the dates you are interested in and we will let you know your options and arrange for you to have a personal call with Alan to run through everything.

All prices are in GB Pounds. You can plan in additional breath sessions at £100 each – let us know when booking. Also ask us about massages and volcano excursions.

If you’d like us to arrange flights for you, we can, otherwise you’re free to organise your own.

 

My Breathing Space retreat was just that… space for myself to focus on me, just me. Alan’s experience, natural compassion and intuition enabled me to learn about myself and to ‘clear’ emotionally and physically. At the end of the week I felt stronger, clearer, spiritually and literally ‘lighter’… a life changing week. I am resolved to make it an annual retreat. Worth every penny and more.”

Emma, Cambridge

Alan Dolan is one of the best alternative practitioners/ breathworkers I’ve had the privilege to work with. His level of care for and intuitive understanding about the needs of his clients is second to none and I highly recommend him to any and everyone embarking on a journey of self discovery and/or looking for a way to live a happier, healthier and more peaceful life”

 Naomie Harris, Oscar, Bafta & Golden Globe nominee

I have practiced yoga for 8 years and meditation for 5 years and have always struggled with breathing and connecting the breath. I felt constricted across the chest and stuck. I knew I wasn’t breathing to my full capacity and that was the motivating factor for my initial interest in transformational breath. My actual experience extended way beyond any expectations I ever believed for what could be achieved through breathing! The breath work took me on a huge healing journey in 5 days and for the first time in my life I could feel my heart softening and opening. The work Alan does is incredible, truly life changing and transformative – Thank you for an amazing experience, Alan.”

Naomi Buff – Monaco

Due to the bespoke nature of this retreat it’s essential to get in touch with us directly to make a booking. Please call Justine on 0044 7714 333418 or email justinec@thelifeadventure.co

Building Better Relationships

With Samantha Clarke

This can be delivered as a talk or we can create fully bespoke workshops and training programs for your organisation, if you are looking to resolve a specific challenge.

As individuals we may be highly brilliant, talented, witty and caring but few of us live or work in a vacuum; no one is an island. So it pays to learn how to cultivate and nurture relationships with others. Doing so can help us lead enriched and deeper lives, as well as be successful in the workplace.

Humans are social beings. We long to be understood, accepted and feel that we belong. However we are not born with natural relationship building abilities but like all skills it can be learned and mastered if we are willing to recognise the need and that this takes time and effort.

This session will showcase the tools to help build better relationships with everyone by:

  • revealing the key elements of healthy relationships
  • enhancing effective emotional communication and connection skills
  • providing insights on how to respond better to others
  • identifying how to regulate conflict with others

Prices and more details available once we know your requirements. Please contact us to discuss.

 

Canadian Wilderness of Wonders

With The Life Adventure

Imagine the magic of being whisked away from your busy everyday life to remote peace and solitude amid the magnificence of the Canadian Cariboo Mountains wilderness. This is a really special adventure, accessible only to a very lucky few, in spectacular remote high mountain valleys with beautiful lakes, grizzly bears and wildlife and spectacular mountain scenery.

Let it touch your soul – invigorate and recharge your inner being. This pure life experience in a place where your only neighbours are mountain goats, mountain caribou, grizzlies and blackbears, moose and wolves. It’s just you and the wilderness. It’s a rustic yet satisfyingly complete spirit quest and way of interacting with nature on its own terms where time is seemingly endless.

This signature wilderness adventure destination in the Cariboo Mountains in central British Columbia offers you the rare opportunity to connect with nature and “see through the eyes of the forest”. We work with one of Canada’s top bear and wildlife specialists in bear, recognised as the pioneer in the bear viewing industry traversing the same paths as the bears and wildlife from the salmon bearing rivers of a rare interior rainforest to the alpine beauty of the Cariboo Mountains.

Deep in British Columbia’s remote Cariboo Mountains lies a brand new floating ‘glampsite’, the only one of its kind in Canada. Moored on Quesnel Lake (the deepest known fjord lake in the world) it’s run by our guide who is known as the Bear Whisperer due to his special relationship with the area’s numerous grizzlies. The camp is small but comfortable and holds two smart safari-style tents containing double beds and loo fixed to a floating platform around 20 metres from the shoreline. And it’s the only place operating on this basis almost exclusively in an area the size of Switzerland. So what we really love about this is that it puts you deep into a place that few humans ever get to go.

Each morning you’ll head out on a boat through the Mitchell River system, a mist-bloated place where garlands of lichen hang wet and heavy from centuries-old red cedars and colossal bull moose crash through the forest.  The interior forest also has its very own climate.  At certain times of the year, too, nearby ice fjords are ablaze with sockeye salmon ploughing steadily upstream on their migration route to spawn. And as you drift along, huge bald eagles float down on to willowy tree branches and the screeches of stellar jays fills the air.

And the bears, oh the bears. They come thick and fast as you meander upstream.  From huge males crossing the river in front of you, to sows with cubs, fully submerged, feasting on the hoards of salmon. Gary, your guide, spends his life with these bears and knows them by name and can second-guess their behaviours.

Floating Glamping Lodge

 

The floating glamping lodge, is in a quiet bay on the deepest fjord lake on earth near the mouth of one of the major salmon spawning rivers. From here you’ll experience a wide diversity of incredible adventures that include exceptional bear and wildlife viewing, birding, walking safaris through the rare interior rainforest with trees over 1000 years old, kayaking, forest bathing, hiking in rich boreal forests and alpine, exploring unique ecosystems with rare plants and spectacular wild flowers.

The lodge equipped with luxury wall tents gives you 360 degree mountain views where you can see bears and other wildlife from dawn to dark. And don’t forget a view like this ensures the brilliance of the nighttime skies where the stars that brighten the heavens are only dimmed when the Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis dance across the skies. It’s the ideal place to disconnect from real life, reinvigorate and re-energise. You’ll feel the freedom and exhilaration of breathing fresh pure mountain air and the everyday stresses of life slowly ebb away in the peaceful quiet of this mountain paradise.

From the lodge you’ll have:

  • Magical 360-degree mountain views, star gazing, northern lights at night; wake to the haunting early morning call of the loon.
  • Forest Bathing (known as Shinrin-Yoku – connecting with nature with all your senses bringing a sense of balance and well being, re-energizing and reinvigorating your body, soul creating mindful peace). Otherwise known as “seeing with the eyes of the forest”.
  • Walking through a rare ancient interior rainforest to grizzly bear viewing sites.
  • Wildlife that may be seen includes grizzlies, black bears, mountain goat, moose, Mountain Caribou, wolf, mule deer, lynx, wolverine, birds.
  • Grizzly bears and salmon on wilderness rivers by jet boat, wildlife, birds and nature.
  • Walking safari through rare ancient old growth forest to grizzly/wildlife viewing sites.
  • Hiking from old growth forest through boreal forest and into the alpine.
  • Kayaking the world’s deepest fjord lake, exploring ancient old growth forest and limestone caves.
  • Raw nature, wild flowers and plants, and unique ecosystems.
  • Guides with over 30 years experience guiding the wilderness traveller

Durations and itineraries are totally flexible. We can add city stays to either side if you wish, or you can simply fly in to the wild and remain there for the duration of your stay. Contact us to discuss details and we’ll provide you with a cost to include or exclude flights.

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Challenging Expectations

With The Life Adventure

Many of us make choices that are influenced by the conditions surrounding us – our family, friends, peers, organisations and society. Many of these choices serve to undermine our resilience.

This workshop is available as part of a corporate subscription package. Contact us for details.

Deep Core Awareness Retreats (1-14 nights)

With Danny Shmulevitch

In an age of busyness, stress and chronic overstimulation, success comes at a price. Many of the world’s most accomplished leaders and entrepreneurs find it hard to switch off or make time to connect with themselves. And yet nurturing that connection is essential for real productivity, creativity and happiness. The demands of our fast paced world draw our attention outward and away from the source of our abilities — our inner core, which is the well-spring of intuition, inspiration and the ability to think outside of the box. Our ability to successfully manage the challenges ahead depend on a renewed connection to the best within us and the cultivation of new set of ‘eyes’ that enable to see the timeless wisdom that can inform best-choice decision making.

The cultivation of a new set of ‘eyes’ begins by taking time out to retreat from a frenetic world to explore and rediscover the value and vitality of your deep self. Taking quiet time to reconnect with your authentic self clears the mind and allows a deep perception that gives new perspectives and understandings. Looking at the bigger picture through the lens of your inner picture provides insights and inspired strategies that may be otherwise inaccessible. Gaining access to that inner picture is most easily achieved in a beautiful natural setting that invokes awe and wonder.

The Deep Core Awareness retreats offered by Meaningful Travel 101 and Danny Shmulevitch provide bespoke programmes for leaders and their organisations to deeply reconnect with the best in themselves and each other in the stunning beauty of wilderness landscapes.

Danny is a masterful mentor in the fine art of rediscovering and listening to our powerful inner selves — the essential process of linking to and realising our latent potential. He has extensive experience facilitating leader’s inner work through the connection with natural settings around the world, from the Sinai Desert to the Kalahari Desert and beyond to the Arctic Circle. He is an intuitive, humorous and adaptable facilitator who is responsive to the specific needs of each individual. He is skilled in enabling participants to draw nourishment from places of exceptional beauty and match it to their own inner majesty, helping them to leave after a short period of time with a renewed sense of what matters most and how to achieve that in their personal and professional lives.

Our Deep Core Awareness retreats offer people the chance to totally reset their inner being, resulting in a balanced alignment of their head and their heart. This leads to deep perception and new levels of efficiency. Deep Core retreats offer a chance for complete renewal and re-energising of participants. The shift to deep inner coherence gives participants the clarity to make better decisions and improve their communications, in both their business and personal life. Participants report that the effort to listen to their inner core, in the quiet of natural surroundings, lets them listen more carefully and empathetically to others. They say that this helps them build better relationships and more dynamic teams.

Our Deep Core Awareness retreats are currently being offered at Finca de Ariant in the magnificent pristine wild landscape of the Tramuntana mountains of north-west Mallorca. If you’re interested in holding retreats in other locations, get in touch as we’ll create totally bespoke experiences too.

Effortless Creativity (LIVE TALK FOR ORGANISATIONS)

With Laurence Shorter

 

How to Make Good Things Happen
An inspiring talk about how to achieve more by doing less

The habit of making space for the exceptional is an everyday discipline of successful artists, athletes and inventors. Yet it is the one thing that our working environments allow us less and less time for. In this talk, Laurence invites you to think about work in a different way – with vivid stories, live examples and practical tools of how to make the shift from stress to creativity. Describing his own journey from analyst to entrepreneur, we’ll offer you new ways to achieve outstanding results and solve thorny problems.

We will look at:

• The science of insight and how to make it work for you

• The patterns that block progress & how to overcome them

• Staying in flow with multiple demands and pressures

• Simple habits of mindfulness to help decision making

 

Click here for a thoroughly enjoyable read from Laurence on how to find flow in a digital world.

Effortless Problem Solving

With Laurence Shorter

 

This changes everything 

A facilitated workshop for teams to achieve breakthrough.  A problem-solving session to help creative teams achieve breakthrough in critical projects

You’ve embarked on something new; a venture, a creative project, a pitch. Or you’re leading something that’s changing in front of your eyes – a fast-growing team or a culture that feels stuck. Like everything worth doing this situation contains both challenges and gifts that are totally unique. How do you unlock the priceless gold, without losing trust, money or time?

In this collaborative, high impact session, Laurence will work with your team to uncover the insights that will allow them to take immediate, inspired action.

Together you will:

Achieve clarity on next steps

Generate insights and vision to guide strategy

Unlock new ways of responding to a situation

Improve teamwork and collaboration

Develop a clear plan of action

Build creative skills

INSIGHT

A new perspective on creativity and change in organisations

PROBLEM SOLVING

A chance to apply this to a live, mission critical project or situation

LEADERSHIP

A long term investment in the culture and leadership of your organisation

 

Click here for a thoroughly enjoyable read from Laurence on how to find flow in a digital world.

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

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What’s included

All excursions as shown
6 nights accommodation
Airport transfers & day trips
All meals and house wines
Lectures and presentations
Film nights
Local whiskey tasting
Live music evening
Use of gym, sauna & mountain bikes
Complimentary copy of “Scotland – A rewilding journey”

Price £2450

Presenter Colin D Smith

Colin D Smith is known as ‘The Listener'. He is one of the UK’s foremost listening skills specialists, working both with individuals, as well as for teams within organisations who want to be heard, think smarter, and transform their business and personal relationships through active listening. He has an innate ability to actively listen to people, enabling them to articulate their creative ideas, address their personal concerns, express their feelings more easily, and to achieve their personal, professional and life goals. Having had a varied and successful career in consultancy, business development, IT and customer support across many sectors, including finance, motor, retail and the NHS, in looking back he realised that much of his success was due to his listening and connecting abilities. This led him to develop a series of programmes to develop these skills in others, the importance of which organisations are now waking up to. His inquisitive and curious mind leads him to explore unusual, thought provoking, yet grounded observations and alternative approaches to business, people, systems, change and innovation.

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What’s included

Active Listening is available as a bespoke group event for a team as part of our revolutionary business programmes, or also available for individuals looking for a 1-1 session. Please contact us for more details.

Price

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

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What’s included

Adventure 100 for Marketing Agencies is available as a bespoke group event as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details.

Price Get in touch to discuss your requirements

Presenter Dr Shomit Mitter

Shomit comes from an intellectual perspective, with a M.Phil from Oxford University and a Ph.D from Cambridge University. He trained as a hypnotherapist under Dr. Keith Hearne and Dr. Roger Woolger, and has spent 30 years studying ancient Indian, Chinese, Egyptian and Shamanic systems of healing. Much of his work over the years has involved an amalgamation of these systems with cutting edge modern western hypnotherapy. The results are both powerful and easy to use. If you get the chance to enroll in some of his mind-blowing workshops, take it. The meditations are some of the most powerful we’ve ever experienced and the stories of his mother’s friendship with Mother Teresa remind you that you’re in the presence of a unique individual who’s giving you a unique insight into the world. If you ever need reminding that the world is a stage and we are merely actors taking up our roles, then best let Shomitt lead you through it, with intelligence, awe and finesse.

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What’s included

on-demand access to this and exclusive bonus materials are available as part of a corporate subscription package. Contact us for details.

Price Please contact us to discuss your requirements

Presenter Nick Seneca Jankel

“Nick combines deep systemic thinking, an expert knowledge of human behaviour and strong creative flair. And he is lots of fun to work with!” World Wildlife Fund “The team are overflowing with inspiration and practical commitments towards making innovation their new way of life.” Oxfam “A glam spiritual activist.” The Sunday Times “Inspiring and enlightening.” Microsoft Nick Seneca Jankel’s unique 'Breakthrough Biodynamics' approach to leading organisational change and individual transformation has been sought out by future-forward people around the world for over a decade. Working to help spark and sustain breakthroughs using science-inspired, wisdom-wired tools and techniques, Nick has helped over 50,000 managers, hundreds of world-class companies, national governments and millions of TV viewers to switch themselves on, break out of the box and break through challenges to flourish. He is a celebrated international inspirational speaker; has been a UK ambassador for Entrepreneurship; and received a triple First class degree from Cambridge University in medicine and philosophy. He has taught at many of the most respected universities and top business schools in the world.

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What’s included

On-demand access to 20 videos
2 pieces of bonus material

Price £69.99

Presenter Alan Dolan

Alan Dolan, a world-renowned breath coach, has spent over a decade changing people’s lives (not least his own) with the simple power of breathing. After graduating from Aston University he worked overseas in Africa, Asia and for 10 years the Middle East, forging a career in the high-pressure world of communications. His last position in his “previous incarnation” was as a PR manager in the Aerospace industry. After taking a sabbatical in order to pursue his interest in things metaphysical Alan was introduced to the wonders of breathwork, and immediately knew that this would form the foundation of the next stage of his journey. Alan’s key message is that YOU are the guru, and your breath is the key. Eleven years on Alan has gained a wealth of experience in working with the breath both for individuals and businesses and lives on the magic isle of Lanzarote.

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What’s included

4-7 night retreat includes:
One 60-minute 1-1 breath session each day (ex. arrival + departure days)
One 60-minute group breath session each day (ex. arrival + departure days)
One massage with bodywork specialist Martin Cairoli
Full board vegetarian meals and drinks prepared by the chef
Airport transfers

Due to the bespoke nature of this retreat it’s essential to get in touch with us directly to make a booking. Please call Justine on 0044 7714 333418 or email justinec@thelifeadventure.co

Price From £1140 for 4 nights for 1 person (flights excluded)

Presenter Samantha Clarke

Over the past exciting and varied 13 years plus of experience, Samantha has worked as a brand and strategy consultant, trend and innovation researcher, emerging markets connector, style and personal brand educator and lecturer on personal and work development. After a bit of soul searching and streamlining, she realised that three main things get her out of bed are (1) teasing solutions out of matted problems (2) being a catalyst for great ideas and (3) supporting and inspiring individuals to make changes and be their best. Basically all things to do with providing happiness, ideas and change. As a result she has developed a portfolio career between lecturer & changemaker, happiness consultant and style educator, so needless to say, we’re delighted to have Samantha as part of our team. As part of our business programmes Samantha will be helping you untangle sticky issues such as defining values and visions, crafting a 'happy' employee journey, cross-cultural and communication dilemmas, relationship building, company culture design and conflict resolution to promote greater change and growth. Together we believe that building great businesses starts from the top and then a willingness to co-create with employees and we take great joy in helping founders and their teams to design a more conscious, happier approach to working together.

MORE »

What’s included

Building Better Relationships is talk or workshop available as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details.

Price

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

on-demand access to this class
exclusive bonus materials

Price contact us to discuss your requirements

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

on-demand access to this workshop and exclusive bonus materials are available as part of a corporate subscription package. Contact us for details.

Price

Presenter Danny Shmulevitch

Danny Shmulevitch brings a lifetime of experience to Learn Shed, having spent his life travelling through remote places, working with indigenous peoples and organising life-changing retreats. For many years Danny worked closely with the indigenous Bedouin people in a land of wild beauty, where traditional wisdom about our relationship with nature is still a very active part of everyday life. As well as travelling and working with indigenous communities in Tibet and the Arctic Circle, Danny has always had a second home in Sinai amongst the Bedouin. For over two decades he has lived and worked with them, enabling people to experience the spirit of the place and the power of the environment. He has worked with adults, organisations and children alike on both supervised community projects as well as organised retreats.

MORE »

What’s included

Deep Core Awareness Retreats are available for bespoke groups or for Leaders are part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details.

Price

Presenter Laurence Shorter

Laurence is an author, speaker and creative entrepreneur. His journey of personal discovery has taken him from McKinsey consultant & tech entrepreneur to best-selling author and stand-up comedian. In his events, Laurence shares insights from creativity and business to frame a picture of how we could look at our problems in a radically different way. As a speaker and facilitator, he creates powerful spaces for people to step back, reflect and find new pathways towards success in their teams, projects and personal lives. His most recent project, The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life – the world’s first cartoon guide to mindfulness – is a new approach to problem solving which answers the question: how do good things really happen? Today Laurence coaches CEO’s, consultants and creative teams, helping them to create extraordinary environments where results-driven innovation can thrive.

MORE »

What’s included

Effortless Creativity is available as a live talk as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details.

Price

Presenter Laurence Shorter

Laurence is an author, speaker and creative entrepreneur. His journey of personal discovery has taken him from McKinsey consultant & tech entrepreneur to best-selling author and stand-up comedian. In his events, Laurence shares insights from creativity and business to frame a picture of how we could look at our problems in a radically different way. As a speaker and facilitator, he creates powerful spaces for people to step back, reflect and find new pathways towards success in their teams, projects and personal lives. His most recent project, The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life – the world’s first cartoon guide to mindfulness – is a new approach to problem solving which answers the question: how do good things really happen? Today Laurence coaches CEO’s, consultants and creative teams, helping them to create extraordinary environments where results-driven innovation can thrive.

MORE »

What’s included

Effortless Problem Solving is available as a live workshop as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details.

Price Get in touch to discuss your requirements

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

All excursions as shown
6 nights accommodation
Airport transfers & day trips
All meals and house wines
Lectures and presentations
Film nights
Local whiskey tasting
Live music evening
Use of gym, sauna & mountain bikes
Complimentary copy of “Scotland – A rewilding journey”

Price £2450

Presenter Colin D Smith

Colin D Smith is known as ‘The Listener'. He is one of the UK’s foremost listening skills specialists, working both with individuals, as well as for teams within organisations who want to be heard, think smarter, and transform their business and personal relationships through active listening. He has an innate ability to actively listen to people, enabling them to articulate their creative ideas, address their personal concerns, express their feelings more easily, and to achieve their personal, professional and life goals. Having had a varied and successful career in consultancy, business development, IT and customer support across many sectors, including finance, motor, retail and the NHS, in looking back he realised that much of his success was due to his listening and connecting abilities. This led him to develop a series of programmes to develop these skills in others, the importance of which organisations are now waking up to. His inquisitive and curious mind leads him to explore unusual, thought provoking, yet grounded observations and alternative approaches to business, people, systems, change and innovation.

MORE »

What’s included

Active Listening is available as a bespoke group event for a team as part of our revolutionary business programmes, or also available for individuals looking for a 1-1 session. Please contact us for more details.

Price

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

Adventure 100 for Marketing Agencies is available as a bespoke group event as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details.

Price Get in touch to discuss your requirements

Presenter Dr Shomit Mitter

Shomit comes from an intellectual perspective, with a M.Phil from Oxford University and a Ph.D from Cambridge University. He trained as a hypnotherapist under Dr. Keith Hearne and Dr. Roger Woolger, and has spent 30 years studying ancient Indian, Chinese, Egyptian and Shamanic systems of healing. Much of his work over the years has involved an amalgamation of these systems with cutting edge modern western hypnotherapy. The results are both powerful and easy to use. If you get the chance to enroll in some of his mind-blowing workshops, take it. The meditations are some of the most powerful we’ve ever experienced and the stories of his mother’s friendship with Mother Teresa remind you that you’re in the presence of a unique individual who’s giving you a unique insight into the world. If you ever need reminding that the world is a stage and we are merely actors taking up our roles, then best let Shomitt lead you through it, with intelligence, awe and finesse.

MORE »

What’s included

on-demand access to this and exclusive bonus materials are available as part of a corporate subscription package. Contact us for details.

Price Please contact us to discuss your requirements

Presenter Nick Seneca Jankel

“Nick combines deep systemic thinking, an expert knowledge of human behaviour and strong creative flair. And he is lots of fun to work with!” World Wildlife Fund “The team are overflowing with inspiration and practical commitments towards making innovation their new way of life.” Oxfam “A glam spiritual activist.” The Sunday Times “Inspiring and enlightening.” Microsoft Nick Seneca Jankel’s unique 'Breakthrough Biodynamics' approach to leading organisational change and individual transformation has been sought out by future-forward people around the world for over a decade. Working to help spark and sustain breakthroughs using science-inspired, wisdom-wired tools and techniques, Nick has helped over 50,000 managers, hundreds of world-class companies, national governments and millions of TV viewers to switch themselves on, break out of the box and break through challenges to flourish. He is a celebrated international inspirational speaker; has been a UK ambassador for Entrepreneurship; and received a triple First class degree from Cambridge University in medicine and philosophy. He has taught at many of the most respected universities and top business schools in the world.

MORE »

What’s included

On-demand access to 20 videos
2 pieces of bonus material

Price £69.99

Presenter Alan Dolan

Alan Dolan, a world-renowned breath coach, has spent over a decade changing people’s lives (not least his own) with the simple power of breathing. After graduating from Aston University he worked overseas in Africa, Asia and for 10 years the Middle East, forging a career in the high-pressure world of communications. His last position in his “previous incarnation” was as a PR manager in the Aerospace industry. After taking a sabbatical in order to pursue his interest in things metaphysical Alan was introduced to the wonders of breathwork, and immediately knew that this would form the foundation of the next stage of his journey. Alan’s key message is that YOU are the guru, and your breath is the key. Eleven years on Alan has gained a wealth of experience in working with the breath both for individuals and businesses and lives on the magic isle of Lanzarote.

MORE »

What’s included

4-7 night retreat includes:
One 60-minute 1-1 breath session each day (ex. arrival + departure days)
One 60-minute group breath session each day (ex. arrival + departure days)
One massage with bodywork specialist Martin Cairoli
Full board vegetarian meals and drinks prepared by the chef
Airport transfers

Due to the bespoke nature of this retreat it’s essential to get in touch with us directly to make a booking. Please call Justine on 0044 7714 333418 or email justinec@thelifeadventure.co

Price From £1140 for 4 nights for 1 person (flights excluded)

Presenter Samantha Clarke

Over the past exciting and varied 13 years plus of experience, Samantha has worked as a brand and strategy consultant, trend and innovation researcher, emerging markets connector, style and personal brand educator and lecturer on personal and work development. After a bit of soul searching and streamlining, she realised that three main things get her out of bed are (1) teasing solutions out of matted problems (2) being a catalyst for great ideas and (3) supporting and inspiring individuals to make changes and be their best. Basically all things to do with providing happiness, ideas and change. As a result she has developed a portfolio career between lecturer & changemaker, happiness consultant and style educator, so needless to say, we’re delighted to have Samantha as part of our team. As part of our business programmes Samantha will be helping you untangle sticky issues such as defining values and visions, crafting a 'happy' employee journey, cross-cultural and communication dilemmas, relationship building, company culture design and conflict resolution to promote greater change and growth. Together we believe that building great businesses starts from the top and then a willingness to co-create with employees and we take great joy in helping founders and their teams to design a more conscious, happier approach to working together.

MORE »

What’s included

Building Better Relationships is talk or workshop available as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details.

Price

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

on-demand access to this class
exclusive bonus materials

Price contact us to discuss your requirements

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

on-demand access to this workshop and exclusive bonus materials are available as part of a corporate subscription package. Contact us for details.

Price

Presenter Danny Shmulevitch

Danny Shmulevitch brings a lifetime of experience to Learn Shed, having spent his life travelling through remote places, working with indigenous peoples and organising life-changing retreats. For many years Danny worked closely with the indigenous Bedouin people in a land of wild beauty, where traditional wisdom about our relationship with nature is still a very active part of everyday life. As well as travelling and working with indigenous communities in Tibet and the Arctic Circle, Danny has always had a second home in Sinai amongst the Bedouin. For over two decades he has lived and worked with them, enabling people to experience the spirit of the place and the power of the environment. He has worked with adults, organisations and children alike on both supervised community projects as well as organised retreats.

MORE »

What’s included

Deep Core Awareness Retreats are available for bespoke groups or for Leaders are part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details.

Price

Presenter Laurence Shorter

Laurence is an author, speaker and creative entrepreneur. His journey of personal discovery has taken him from McKinsey consultant & tech entrepreneur to best-selling author and stand-up comedian. In his events, Laurence shares insights from creativity and business to frame a picture of how we could look at our problems in a radically different way. As a speaker and facilitator, he creates powerful spaces for people to step back, reflect and find new pathways towards success in their teams, projects and personal lives. His most recent project, The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life – the world’s first cartoon guide to mindfulness – is a new approach to problem solving which answers the question: how do good things really happen? Today Laurence coaches CEO’s, consultants and creative teams, helping them to create extraordinary environments where results-driven innovation can thrive.

MORE »

What’s included

Effortless Creativity is available as a live talk as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details.

Price

Presenter Laurence Shorter

Laurence is an author, speaker and creative entrepreneur. His journey of personal discovery has taken him from McKinsey consultant & tech entrepreneur to best-selling author and stand-up comedian. In his events, Laurence shares insights from creativity and business to frame a picture of how we could look at our problems in a radically different way. As a speaker and facilitator, he creates powerful spaces for people to step back, reflect and find new pathways towards success in their teams, projects and personal lives. His most recent project, The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life – the world’s first cartoon guide to mindfulness – is a new approach to problem solving which answers the question: how do good things really happen? Today Laurence coaches CEO’s, consultants and creative teams, helping them to create extraordinary environments where results-driven innovation can thrive.

MORE »

What’s included

Effortless Problem Solving is available as a live workshop as part of our revolutionary business programmes. Please contact us for more details.

Price Get in touch to discuss your requirements