Wilderness Guiding

Wilderness Vision Quest

Written by Michael Jospe, Rob Meltzer Posted in Wilderness Guiding

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Now that we’re moving into Spring, we’re beginning to contemplate our upcoming annual summer program - the EBI Wilderness Vision Quest. Is the wilderness calling you? Are you one of the few who have been listening to that deep yearning to feel purpose and direction in your life?  

 
 
 

Looking to Nature - Part 2

Written by Michael Jospe Posted in Looking to Nature Series, Nature-Connected Coaching, Professional Coaching, Wilderness Guiding

Looking to Nature as an Outdoor Professional

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As a professional coach or guide, what occurs during the dynamic process of looking to nature is extremely important. While we, too, are always looking to nature to help create awareness in our clients, opening this doorway for them is a powerful reminder of how they have everything they need to answer their own questions, and to reach their own goals. Additionally, looking to nature means understanding the natural processes that are involved with personal growth and change, so as a guide, you can collaborate with and rely upon them. Remember, you are nature! Everything about you is part of nature. Understanding what naturally happens internally for an individual as they look to nature can support the change process tremendously.

Looking to Nature - Part 1

Written by Michael Jospe Posted in Looking to Nature Series, Transformational Guiding, Nature-Connected Coaching, Wilderness Guiding

What does it mean to look to nature?

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“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 
And Eternity in an hour.” 
 William Blake
 
 
 
The topic of looking to nature is expansive. I’ve decided to turn this discussion into an ongoing series. These next few articles, I feel, just start to scratch the surface. I look forward to developing this idea over time.

At the Core

Written by Michael Jospe Posted in Wilderness Guiding

A Look at the Foundational Roots of our Certification Programs

At the Core

 

At the heart of this program is the strong foundational belief that Nature, more specifically our inherent relationship to Nature, is “The Healer”. If we drill down deep enough, we find that place inside all of us that is connected to and informed by Nature. At EBI we believe that each individual has a unique purpose, voice, or role to play that is driven by his or her connection to Nature. We also believe that learning to connect with and listen to Nature has a direct impact on our nervous systems, minds, and bodies. A powerful feedback loop exists between nature and ourselves: the more we quiet ourselves to resonate with the speed of Nature, the more we awaken; the more we awaken, the more we slow down to listen to Nature, and ultimately, to ourselves.  

 

TWG 2.0: The Evolution of the Transformational Wilderness Guiding Certification Program - Part 1

Written by Michael Jospe Posted in Wilderness Guiding

Written By Michael Jospe

TWG 2.0: The Evolution of the Transformational Wilderness Guiding Certification Program - Part 1

 

I wanted to take some time to share some of our vision for the future of the Transformational Wilderness Guiding Program. There is so much, and it is evolving more quickly than I can update the information on the website. Here is a preview of what’s to come. We hope to have all literature on the website updated by the end of the spring.

 

 

Evolving Through Conflict

Written by Michael Jospe Posted in Parent Coaching, Wilderness Guiding

Evolving Through Conflict

When working with conflict, in families or between two individuals, my goal is always to support both sides to understand the other completely. This may seem obvious, but it is actually quite difficult for the two parties in conflict to do. There is always the tendency to prematurely problem solve. It’s premature when the problem solving requires effort and there is still reaction coming from one or both sides. There is a pivotal moment in the process when both sides feel truly understood. The energy drops and connection is made.

Essential Reading

Written by Michael Jospe Posted in Parent Coaching, Wilderness Guiding

Essential Reading

There are two books that I would like to recommend (actually there are a bunch, but we’ll start with two) one for my family clients and one for my guiding students. However,  both of them are applicable and useful regardless of your relationship to EBI.