Inspiration from forests and trees for a different world
Reflections on the intelligence of trees and how it might inspire us in our lives
Trees, resilient and fragile, have found solutions to adapt permanently and have colonised the planet for 350 million years. A walk in the forest soothes us and contributes to our well-being; what if trees could also inspire us in our lives and relationships? By awakening our senses, we will meet trees and reflect on this question.
This outing is an invitation to go deep into a forest, to melt into nature and stop in front of the trees. We will observe them, feel the atmosphere, smell the air and imagine (or listen to) the whispers of nature.
We will discuss the origin and function of these whispers, what they evoke in us and what inspiration they might give to our lives.
The empirical observations of our ancestors and modern science will guide us. Connecting this knowledge to our feelings can be a great catalyst for solutions to our daily challenges.
Ernst Zürcher's research and publications will help us in our approach; they will allow us, for example, to establish parallels between the ways in which plants interact with our own and to extract ingredients that could help us in our daily lives.
This day can be organised as a timeless journey, a workshop or a team building event for companies. In all cases it will be about positioning ourselves as full members of nature and developing new individual and collective perspectives.
Will be communicated after having been developed with the trustee
Rainproof backpack (approx. 25 liters)
Personal belongings and medication, telephone
(High) hiking shoes with profiled / Vibram soles
Warm hiking clothes, at least:
1st technical layer, e.g. wool (avoid cotton), also for legs in case of low temperatures or wind
2nd warm layer with fleece jacket plus down (puff) jacket
Long pants and hiking jacket
If not waterproof: provide additional protection against rain. Evt. umbrella
Sunglasses, sun cream, hat, possibly a pair of light gloves
1 liter of water minimum, 2 liters maximum, possibly a thermos
Snacks, dried fruit, etc.
Walking sticks, camera, binoculars (recommended)
The hike is confirmed as soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, and may be postponed in case of bad weather conditions.
Payment: on site at the end of the hike. 100% of the fees are due in case of cancellation 10 days before the beginning of the tour, and 50% for 30 days
Guiding services by a mountain leader with federal certificate
Fresh espresso coffee or tea at the meeting point
Background information on the region, nature and landscape
Animation on the theme according to the agreed format
We will also discuss various aspects of biodiversity in relation to the forest and the place of humans in it
Observations of fauna, flora and geology
Winter: snowshoes and sticks according to available stock, contact us