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How Recreation Can Alleviate Everyday Fears

By Diana Proemm


If you are an outdoor adventure junkie like myself, you most likely have put yourself into situations you may not have thought you could get yourself out of easily. Fear typically creeps into your brain when you followed some guy or your buddy, up some ski slope to a mountain ridgeline with a drop that looked something like the slide of death and asked yourself what the heck do I do now?

Ski it of course. As my friend says, “Buck up, don’t pucker up and get after it.” Trust me there are times where I have skied or walked away from something extreme as it didn’t suit me, but the days I went for it were the experiences I remember the most. I challenged myself and survived to tell the story! And in true dp fashion came away with stellar photos of my buddies shredding the knar (dirt bag ski bum lingo) after skiing the slope myself.

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Canyoneering in Moab, Utah

When you become better at a sport, inherently the risk becomes greater, especially in the outdoor world. If you are a whitewater kayaker you ultimately start running water levels that are higher and more dangerous, and if you’re a mountain biker, you start going faster and finding the steeper downhill. Outdoor recreational activities will challenge your physical and mental limits, but ultimately allows you to bring that confidence into your daily life. When you realize that you can do these activities, suddenly your would opens up and you walk with a swift stride of self-assurance that you have what it takes to get the job done. This is the goal of our Bigger Picture trips.

The Bigger Picture trip to Moab will place you to beautiful canyons, rappelling off cliffs and mountain biking the most rad terrain you’ll ever come across. The best thing is you don’t have to be an “extreme” enthusiast as this trip is catered to the novice/beginner to introduce you to a stellar world. The perceived risk is high, but actual risk is low and that is the beauty of this experience. We have chosen these activities to challenge you to try something new so that you can walk away from Utah with that step of confidence that you take into your daily life.

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The Bigger Picture experience is your trail to transformational healing. You will sign up with other ladies, and join a sisterhood of greatness. There will be no formal therapy sessions, but the trip is designed to invoke holistic therapeutic processes that may challenge your emotions; but the best part is the group and professional support you’ll receive the whole time. Emotional safety is our number one and learning how to cope amongst others going through similar issues is a good way to move forward. This sense of accomplishment comes from knowing you crushed that mountain bike ride.

If mountain biking or rappelling don’t interest you – check out our other adventures.

 

 

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