If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things – that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It’s a discipline; you have to practice it.” – Steve Jobs

Space for insight

This is the way you should feel when you make decisions that affect so many people, now and in the future”. This feeling, expressed many years ago by a high-ranking executive, resting for a moment of reflection on a mountain slope, has been central in the development of the vision of WiLD by Naturakademin.

All change starts with the individual, and self-knowledge is a fundamental prerequisite for change. Under a star-strewn sky, to the soothing crackle of a fading fire, after hours of silence with a paddle in your hands – there, far from the ticking time traps of everyday life – you stand a fair chance of meeting yourself and your true desire and deepest longing. Out there in the wildness the tiring internal struggle between what you want to do and what you think you must do becomes visible.

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Insight
Knowing your inner Self is at the heart of true leadership. This WiLD training provides a setting for you to establish a deeper inner connection. By removing the noise of everyday life you will enable yourself to connect to what is emerging in your life and get in touch with your deeper purpose. We invite you to immerse yourself and listen inwards. To de-mask and enter a safe space away from societal expectations. You will gain a re-calibrated inner compass that allows you to summon balance and focus in the places where decisions are made.

Your Nature Quest (wilderness Solo) experience can result in a dramatic a substantial increase in creativity, and a more clear, centered and harmonious awareness, all of which leave you more than well equipped to handle any challenge life may have to offer. If you choose to trust: the natural world will bring you profound peace, self-respect and revelation – your authentic Self.

Knowing your inner self is at the heart of true leadership. WiLD invites you to take a dive deep inside. We invite you to join us on a Nature Quest into the wild. Nature Quests are contemporary versions of the ancient tradition of going into nature alone for contemplation and renewal. This week of immersion will give you an opportunity to deepen your connection with yourself and nature. You will be able to recalibrate your inner compass – allowing you to find balance and focus in places where decisions are made.

Places
Conscious Leadership is a powerful personal leadership and awareness training in nature. Conscious Leadership is catered to leaders and social entrepreneurs around the world. It is a one week guided training with a 3-5-day solo at its core for up to 20 participants. It is a contemporary version of the ancient tradition of going into nature alone for contemplation and renewal. The quests will take place in April to November in the remote and pristine places like the mountains of Vålådalen Nature Reserve and in the Archipelago of Stockholm.

The program is modeled on the Sacred Passage training co-developed by John P. Milton, coach to management gurus like Peter Senge and Otto Scharmer. Nature Quest can be an advanced training emphasising meditation practices and group work among the participants to gain deeper insights into the unfolding process of embodying true leadership. For those who wish to deepen the experience even more, tailored one-to-one sessions with the hosts are available at an added cost before and after the retreat.

The Training
At the core of the training is the 3-5 day solo in nature, creating a setting for you to relax, find harmony and establish a deeper connection to your inner self and a deeper sense of interconnectedness with the natural world. Before and after the solo you will be engaged in group processes with your co-participants, camp-fire dialogs and meditation practices to deepen your experience.

Solo retreats into wild nature have been used by indigenous peoples around the world for contemplation, renewal and re-alignment. Retreating alone in wild nature provides a very powerful opportunity to stop, step back, look at your life from a distance and connect to the immensity of nature that we’re part of and interdependent of. Conscious Leadership, which is led by experienced guides, is a contemporary version of this ancient native tradition.

Your safety is of utmost importance. The program will ensure that the solo experience takes place in a safe environment. The hosts and guides will help you prepare for, and return from your solo in ways that helps you integrate your inner and outer experiences.

The program will enhance your awareness. As Einstein said: “Problems cannot be solved from the same level of thinking that created them”. The new acquired clarity and connection from this experience is an invaluable gift for life.