- Google Search for “Signs of burnout” up 150% in 2020 & only increasing this year
- Studies show journaling, breathwork, forest bathing and nature boost wellbeing
- Pack away the paintball and let forest bathing create meaningful team connections
After a tough year of Zoom and gloom, blurred boundaries between work and life, and general exhaustion, two entrepreneurs have set up retreats in Surrey and Hampshire for teams to “Restore, Recharge and Reimagine” – and all in just 36 hours.
Groups of up to 20 colleagues, some of whom have never met due to Covid-19, can come together in person and reconnect. Surrounded by outstanding beauty, staying in luxurious bell tents complete with wood-burning stoves and being served locally sourced food, the 36-hour retreat offers experiences such as storytelling, journaling, vision building, Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) and Conscious Connected Breathwork. These can be adapted to suit each individual client and can include further talks and extended stays from a week to a month for larger teams.
The idea was born out of clients asking for ways to re-energise their tired teams who are all Zoomed out and is co-run by author and storyteller Preethi Nair, who works with teams to help them build stories and communities, alongside Justine Clement of B Corp prize agency The Happy Prize Company and wellbeing agency, The Life Adventure. “There is a real need for connection, and we wanted to create a space where teams could come together and not just connect with each other, but with themselves and also nature. It might not sound like a typical team getaway, but our programme is grounded in science. Studies have shown that journaling can improve mental health and just two hours in nature can boost happiness and wellbeing. So, just imagine what 36 hours can do. Practicing conscious connected breath releases stress, boosts immunity and improves sleep. We just want to equip people with tools that they can then go on and use every day in their lives.”
Camp locations are in Godstone Valley, Surrey and Home Covert at The Grange in Hampshire. For further information about the retreats or to discuss bespoking the itinerary or duration contact Justine Clement at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website here.
The camp is also available for use as a prize. For details on this please see here.