The Journey from Fear to Freedom
Machu Picchu, Peru
Adventure begins September 6, 2023
The calling. A beacon to return to a place within yourself. A place raw and primitive, wild and free.
To be one with the elements: the purest cleansing water, freshest revitalizing air,
sacred transformative fire, and fertile abundant earth.
Are you brave enough to leave behind everything that is familiar and set out on a truth-seeking journey?
Are you willing to see everything on this journey as a clue and everyone you meet as a teacher?
Are you willing to face some possibly difficult realities about yourself?
If so, then the truth that you seek will NOT be withheld from you.
You possess innate abilities to undertake this journey and complete the quest.
As daunting as the path appears, you have the power within you to traverse it and reap the rewards that it holds. You often forget your deep power to accomplish these feats, but if you pay attention, you find that life provides you with the wake-up calls and subtle nudges to spur you into action and guide you in the right direction.
Undertaking a Wilderness Walk requires you to embrace all aspects of life — love and fear, joy and grief, light and dark. There is no light without shadow nor comfort without pain; to avoid one is to lose the ability to experience the other.
As long as you continue to flee from the darker aspects, you remain fearful, unseen and unfulfilled. As long as there are parts of yourself that you cannot love and therefore hide from the world, you spend your life running away and blinding yourself to who you truly are.
Are YOU ready to stop running, hiding, and avoiding?
The Wilderness Walk is a portal into the dark and daunting places that hold the deepest treasures.
Although the path is formidable, a Wilderness Walker does not have to undertake the journey alone. A tribe of travelers takes the journey together along similar terrain, bearing witness to one another’s challenges, victories and discoveries. Being seen by others in this way can allow the Wilderness Walker to feel loved and accepted in ways she or he never had dreamed possible, easing the way to deeper healing. To experience true aliveness, you must be willing to undertake the journey through dark and unknown places to discover life’s true riches.
We all come to the trailhead and hear the call of the hidden path at some point in our lives.
Step onto the path and see where it leads.
This life-changing journey is for you….
If you are tired of repeating patterns that are no longer serving you.
If you want to know more about who you are and why you are here.
If you desire to uncover your deepest truth.
If you want to identify and move through all the blocks and resistance
to living a life of purpose and meaning.
If you are at the cusp of making some major life decisions and changes.
If you feel called to something greater.
“There will be times when standing alone feels too hard, too scary, and we’ll doubt our abilities to make our way through the uncertainty. Someone, somewhere, will say, ‘Don’t do it. You don’t have what it takes to survive the wilderness.’ This is when you reach up deep inside your heart and remind yourself:
“I AM THE WILDERNESS.”
~ Brené Brown
Suzanne Hanna is a guide, licensed therapist, coach, visionary, writer, and inspirational speaker. She has helped hundreds of men and women move through their fear and pain as a way to live a more inspired and wholehearted life. Suzanne is the founder and creator of The Wilderness Walk, an experiential hero’s journey through the darkness and fear of the inner mind and the pain of the wounded heart in order to help others integrate ALL aspects of their being, both light and dark. Her three and nine week journey’s are changing lives all over the world and leading people on a path to internal freedom. Suzanne also created a membership community called The Map that provides countless tools, support and inspiration for those who are committed to owning their path and living a life of deeper meaning and purpose. Suzanne works with people who are committed to their own healing. The courageous souls who want to live the best versions of themselves and be a ripple in this world for others. She is currently working on her first book.
George Herrick is co-creator of the original Wilderness Walk, and since then has been a creative contributor as well as a powerful collaborator with Suzanne. George is the founder of SoulDeep Living, a coaching process that supports people in taking courageous action toward the life that matters most to them. His classes, retreats and coaching lead others through transformational experiences and creative expression to live inspired lives. A life and recovery coach, artist, initiated shamanic practitioner and ceremonialist, George works with people who want a deeper connection to their soul and express their personal, human divinity with compassion, wisdom and a sense of service to something greater than themselves. He is the author of the best-selling book, “STONE WARRIOR; Confronting Life’s Dark Challenges with Stone Art and Meditation,” about his journey through the shadows of recovery from cancer and addiction.
Elizabeth Davidge combines a core belief in the need for personal healing with her background as an educator. As a fifteen-year teaching veteran, she intuitively understood the need to incorporate opportunities for students to explore their individual and social responsibilities, to grow self-knowledge and accountability, all with the support of resiliency practices.
After leaving the classroom Elizabeth sought further education in these areas specifically focusing on the effects of shame and trauma on the nervous system and how to work with it. Beginning with the experiential healing of the Wilderness Walk, Elizabeth went on to become a practicing shaman in the Peruvian tradition, trained as a HeartMath instructor through Kaiser Permanente including EquineTherapy experiences, and is a certified Healing Shame practitioner through the Center for Healing Shame where she continues to immerse herself in the work as their Workshop Coordinator. She created and is providing ongoing support to teachers through her Healing Shame and RE-sourcing program for educators and offers a Youth RE-sourcing to Resiliency program to teens.
The Journey from Fear to Freedom
A nine week deep sensory virtual journey into your own internal wilderness with a tribe of other like-minded souls. Weekly 90 minute coaching calls filled with powerful visualizations, energy healing, spiritual tools and wisdom. Weekly heart work to be done in solitude in order to deepen your relationship with yourself and beyond. A LIVE, 9 night destination retreat in Peru where you will be served freshly prepared organic meals in a private idyllic setting.
Powerful life changing excursions into sacred spaces.
Virtual portion of journey begins on September 6, 2023
November 9th-18th 2023
Payment options available.
“I came to the Wilderness Walk during a time of transition in my life. I had just left a job of 27 years and was filled with fear about my future. I knew I wanted to find a calling that provided deeper meaning but wasn’t sure how to take the next step. I was paralyzed by my fear of failure. The Wilderness Walk showed me how to let go of my fear and build a deeper faith in myself. Through my journey, I uncovered my deeper truth, learned how to listen to my heart and tap into a deeper inner knowing. Now I am far more confident and trust the I am being guided one step at a time.”