“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 highranking executive, resting for a moment of reflection on a mountain slope, has been central in the development of the vision and business concept of WiLD by Naturakademin.
Nature has all the time in the world. When you are out there, you automatically relax when you carry out procedures like packing, hiking, setting up camp, fishing or just walking. Weather and wind, light and darkness, hunger and thirst are factors that divide our time organically in total accord with nature. We work with learning based on experience. We create opportunities not only for intellectual understanding but also for practical experience. Our aim is to give the whole human being – body, senses, intellect, feelings, spirit and vital force – the nourishment and energy needed to achieve his optimal state of development.
All change starts with the individual, and selfknowledge 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 wilderness the tiring internal struggle between what you want to do and what you think you must do becomes visible.
When you rest your back against a tree, neither moving nor speaking, you will soon hear the animals
you scared off when you arrived slowly returning to reclaim their territory. Memories and thoughts from your childhood will also return. And maybe that special feeling will emerge: the notion that everything hangs together, and that it is vital you make full use of your time on earth. We won’t ruin this experience with scientific explanations of serotonin levels or changed brain rhythms. You just sit there, the miracle takes place before your eyes and you will be in the best possible state of mind to meet the others in the group in open conversations about the future in a way that you may never have experienced before.
You will take home with you a better calibrated inner compass that allows you to summon up balance and focus in your everyday working life. When you are a complete person, you will feel, and be seen to be, more on the ball and focused in the places where decisions are made.