Are you feeling overwhelmed by the demands of life?
Do you feel like your time is constantly being taken up with work, family and other commitments?
You’re not alone. We all feel this way sometimes. But there are ways to take back control of your life so that you can spend more time doing what matters most to you. And that’s exactly what we help people do on our Time To Breathe workshops. We will give you the tools and inspiration to make positive changes in your life!
The world is full of distractions, but it doesn’t have to be this way. With our help, we can show you how easy it is to live a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life – one where every moment counts towards something meaningful for yourself or others around us. It starts with taking some time out from everyday pressures so that we can reconnect with ourselves again – because when we’re truly present in our lives, anything becomes possible! Join us on Saturday for an unforgettable experience together as a group! We look forward to seeing you soon 🙂
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Dovedale is a picturesque valley in the Peak District National Park. Located in the white peak area it is part of the National Trust’s estate and lies between the villages of Ilam and Hartington. The River Dove runs through the dale and flows through the iconic stepping stones used to cross the river.
We meet in the morning for introductions and Dave will be giving a session on mindset and dealing with challenges. This will help us deal with the challenges we face on the day and give us skills to deal with the challenges we face on a daily basis.
Then we’ll head into and up Dovedale valley with a few twists and turns on the way. There will be plenty of time to talk, think and enjoy the views as we make our way up the valley.
This is no normal weekend meander up the valley and back, it’s quite a long 12-mile walk with twists and turns along the way. On our return after lunch, we take a more challenging route high above the valley before returning down to the river.
When we are all back, Dave will take another session over some food and drinks. He’ll help you look at the challenges that have faced us together in a more reflective manner while also identifying life lessons learned from these experiences- both big ones as well as small moments of wisdom gained along the way!
- Two guides – one a life long mountaineer, the other a mental health coach
- A scenic walk in the beautiful Peak District National Park
- Guided sessions to reflect and de-stress
- Physical activity that links to and reinforces positive mental health
- A workbook full of life lessons and learning to help you in the future
- Learn coping mechanisms to help in the future
- Debrief over drinks and food to reflect on the days experiences
Could I do this walk on my own?
Dovedale is quite a safe place to walk so it’s true that you could probably turn up and do a similar walk on your own. I’d actively encourage you to go so, get out as much as you can.
This is more than a walk, it’s not so much about the physical journey we take, it’s a journey of discovery and reflection and taking time out of our lives and sharing experiences together.
Dave and Rich are your guides in every sense of the meaning during this voyage. Helping you to overcome challenges and relate the physical to the metaphysical.
It’s going to be a fantastic day of discovery, not your normal weekend stroll.
About the hosts
Dave Heffernan – daveheffernan.com
Known as the UK’s Number 1 Provider of Anxiety Solutions, Dave works with corporates and individuals to create awareness, end stigma, and educate.
Dave’s work in the mental health and well-being field has been described as pioneering. He launches programs to support workers’ wellbeing, creates positive environments for employees and directors that they enjoy working within–and even helps them find new ways of thinking about their challenges at work and at home!
Dave’s background story is one of a kind; born in Salford, Dave dealt with extraordinary life issues – death, grief, abuse, homelessness, violence; but this didn’t hold him back, in fact, it created the momentum and passion that Dave has today. Dave is an expert in mental health, from the raw, real-life issues that he has faced, and helps others face.
Dave is the guy next door – but with a fresh perspective. He understands the importance of mental health from both business and personal points of view. He’s not afraid to work through issues, make connections, break down barriers and find solutions
During the workshop, Dave will support you with individual challenges you may have as well as offering strategies on how to avoid too much stress and burnout.
Rich Amor-Wilkes – point5.tv
When Rich was just 2 years old, he embarked on his first hillwalking adventure with his dad. The young adventurer never looked back after these early beginnings – going on trips across Snowdonia as well learning rock climbing while still at school.
In his early 20’s Rich joined a mountaineering club and traveled the world in the pursuit of mountaineering challenges in Spain, the Alps, and the Himalayas. They say travel broadens the mind and these trips gave Rich a unique and grounded perspective to life back home.
Now a qualified Mountain Leader Rich takes his clients on walks ranging from easy relaxing day trips to strenuous endurance events such as the Three Peaks Challenge. He also runs navigation courses to teach people how to find themselves.
Dovedale in the Peak District, close to Ashbourne
Saturday 7th May – Booking essential to secure your place
This is aimed at people who have a moderate level of fitness. Someone who goes to the gym one or two times a week or otherwise keeps fit. The day is at a relaxed pace but with some steep climbs and descents.
Due to the nature of the terrain, we will be walking on steep and rugged ground at times. The pace is largely set by the group. If are not unsure if this is right for you then please do contact us.
For day walks we recommend the following:
- Rucksack – 20-30 liters should be enough to hold all of your kit for the day. Include a waterproof liner to keep your kit dry should it rain
- Waterproof Jacket and Waterproof Trousers – These are essential regardless of the forecast as the weather can change quickly.
- Suitable Trousers/shorts – Lightweight and quick drying. (Jeans are unsuitable for this activity.
- Clothing – Suitable to the season and always include a fleece or other warm clothing. Bring a spare jacket just in case you get cold.
- Gloves to keep the fingers warm and maintain movement.
- Hat – Warm hat for the winter season, sun hat for other times of the year
- Sensible footwear – waterproof walking boots with a good quality sole and decent ankle support.
- Drinking water and bottle – You will need to carry 1 to 2 litres of water and this can be in any suitable container you have
- Packed lunch – bring some food to keep you fuelled up throughout the day
- Personal medication – whatever medication you need, as well as some spare paracetamol, hayfever tablets, lip balm, blister plasters, tissues & hand sanitiser
- Fully charged mobile phone
- Torch & spare batteries
- Whistle – Also in case of emergencies
- Survival bag – It’s useful to carry one of these whenever you are in the hills. Orange plastic ones are ideal.