“What if depression is, in fact, a form of grief—for our own lives not being as they should? What if it is a form of grief for the connections we have lost, yet still need?” Johann Hari
A week long intensive residential designed to reconnect you with nature, yourself and your purpose.
What is it?
Pathfinder is an adventure experience based in a remote part of the Brecon beacons. It was designed using techniques at the forefront of modern Psychology and Neuro-Physiology. We have taken on the principles of self-authoring used by NLP and CBT and combined them with outdoor adventure, art therapy and a spiritual element. We want it to feel like a springboard for life.
“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” William Shakespeare
What will I do?
Pathfinder is an intensive week designed to reset how you see the world. It is designed to overwhelm and immerse you. You will join a group taking part in a journey together, it will involve elements of adventure, art, Nutrition, & Fitness.
Some will be physical, some will be mental, some will require you to learn new skills & some will push you to your limits of grit and determination.
The week is residential and everything you need will be provided for you. You will stay at our remote bunkhouse in the Brecon Beacons National Park. You will sleep in shared single sex rooms with your new companions in a hostel type environment. You will be provided with three nutritious home cooked meals a day and all the equipment you need to complete your adventures.
There are many people who we have worked with; we have talked to, or we have met in passing who are lost. Including many who are lost but don’t believe they suffer enough to deserve any attention for it.
Medical professionals only care about people who have already crossed the line into completely debilitating mental conditions.
Pathfinder is not for those people, we are not medical professionals.
Pathfinder is for the people who struggle on – but they suffer. People who can feel there is something wrong in their life, that their path is going the wrong way but don’t know why.. or how to change it.
No matter what your age, situation, status, creed, gender or aptitude. We believe we can help you start to find your meaning, find the place where you matter in the world.
We cannot fix your life, only you can do that. But we can help you find the tools.
“To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” Friedrich Nietzsche
“If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible and is akin to curiosity.” Marie Curie
It will not be easy, but it will be worth it!
We believe that the only way to build a new path is to leave the old one.
The journey in between paths is through the wilds, and it is difficult. We will take you into the wild and through yourself.
We have seen people break down in tears, scream in pure joy and laugh till they fall over – in the mud. It’s going to be emotional, but we, and your companions on your journey are there to help you.
You will do things you never thought you could. This is our only guarantee.
Over mountains, down rivers under the ground we will guide you through the wilderness until you have found the path you want to be on.
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle” Matin Luther King Jr
It does not end there..
You will not change your life, your outlook or your mind in a week. Anyone who claims you can is just trying to manipulate you into giving them money. The same with fad diets or fitness plans that claim to change your body over small periods of time.
That said change must start somewhere, for many it has started with their pathfinder week. Change is long and hard and difficult, but worth it a thousand times over. You will find yourself in situations you never believed you could be in – or deserved. You can be so much more than you imagine.
We estimate it will take three years for you to truly see the results of your efforts. If you really push yourself. We are not going to lie to you, there is no easy way. This is a long and hard path you are looking at; you are just at the beginning.
But.. we are there to help you all the way. And so are your companions, those who have done pathfinder with you or before you. You are forever spiritually connected to them and need to remain physically so.
We arrange monthly ongoing tasks based on your future plan; we have support groups and meetups through social media. You will have a sponsor who looks after you and is there for you to talk to when the plan waivers or things seem to fall apart. And you will be asked to do the same for your other companions. You will be an integral part of a web that rises together.