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What the world needs is a HEALING revolution- and it begins with YOU.


Almost a decade ago I hit bottom in an unhealthy relationship. I was dying a certain emotional, spiritual death and I felt lost. I was a successful psychotherapist and coach and yet struggled with facing my greatest fear; my fear of being alone. After losing pieces of myself over the years I finally found twenty seconds of insane courage to leave and make a change. Together with my Golden Retriever, Grace, I began a healing journey of self discovery.

At the time, I did not understand how a walk in the woods would transform my life.

Off and on for three years, Grace and I traveled and spent 8-10 hours a day walking in the vast wilderness of the United States. I immersed myself in unnerving solitude. Stepping into the forest of perpetual unknowns heightens your senses. The dense forest nurtures a sense of claustrophobia inside you even though the woodland stretches unbroken for miles. There was no map for me to follow. Some days there was no sign of life anywhere – just the sounds of nature, my heartbeat, the pitter patter of paws on the forest floor and my laboring breath to take me through. The pain I felt on the trail, the tears I cried, the dark shadows I faced were some of the most difficult yet illuminating days of my life. With each trail-head I got stronger and with each step of those 1,000 miles traveled I crushed the doubt that had once consumed me. I found something vital on my Wilderness Walk, I found me.

Through this journey a Divine mission was placed on my heart to go and teach others about what our own internal Wilderness is here to teach us about our deepest truth.

Suzanne Hanna
Suzanne Hanna
Suzanne Hanna


Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
– Howard Thurman

We live in a desensitized world. The advancement of technology has afforded us many wonderful things but it has also generated increased social anxiety, cyber bullying, decreased intimacy and a permanent distraction from ourselves and others. It has enabled us to check out. With the increase of violence, anger, judgment and social platforms that promote separation and not inclusion, we have developed an almost perpetual state of fear.

We need a radical change and Fast !

After 20 years of working as a psychotherapist and coach I realized that talk therapy could only bring us so far in our healing, that most of us are driven by unconscious wounds, beliefs and stagnant emotion that keep us stuck and trapped in a vicious cycle of self sabotage. I believed this so much that I walked away from a lucrative private practice. After years of research of numerous healing modalities, I was inspired to create an experience that not only transformed us at a cellular level but promoted permanent shifts and life long change.

Freedom comes when we can accept All of who we are; both dark and light.

My Message

More than anything in the world I want you to live passionately, with unbridled joy and radically ALIVE so that you can LOVE FULLY and be a light for others’ healing and evolution which I believe is ultimately our souls purpose. And I believe that the most personally successful people in the world will be those who have faced the uncharted territory of the wilderness within and who then inspire others to do the same.


Suzanne Hanna

Suzanne Hanna

Suzanne Hanna is a healer, 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 Movement, 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 seven and nine week journey’s are changing lives all over the world and leading people on a path to internal freedom.

Danielle Calabrese

Danielle Calabrese

Danielle Calabrese has years of experience in event planning and organizing retreats. Before joining The Wilderness Walk she spent two years as an independent contractor for lead wedding and entertaining expert, David Tutera, where she deepened her passion for creating and transforming space. She continues to exceed the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration and imagination. Danielle is the program director and the backbone for the walk. She handles all social media, events, retreats and is an organizer extraordinaire!!

Molly WIllamson

Molly Williamson

Molly Williamson realized her dream of creating a film and video production company in 2012. Rolling Pin Film Productions, Filmmaking with Heart, focuses on companies with a FAMILY focus and businesses with COMPASSION aimed at empowering the COMMUNITY. Molly is a 5th generation journalist with decades of experience in broadcast journalism, 20 years at CBS News. She credits Suzanne with helping Molly to believe in her true calling: to tell people’s stories in an authentic, creative and compelling way through documentary filmmaking. Molly has loved working with Suzanne on a number of projects including The Wilderness Walk.

George Herrick

George Herrick

George Herrick is a coach, artist, poet, shamanic practitioner and ceremonialist who is dedicated to helping others who are suffering in their own pain, darkness and isolation to heal and grow. George co-created the inaugural Wilderness Walk and has been a creative contributor as well as a powerful collaborator.

Karolyn McKinley

Karolyn McKinley

Karolyn McKinley is a licensed psychotherapist, integrative healing practitioner and experienced guide through of the realms of spirit and psyche. She creates uniquely transformational experiences for her clients which she calls “Life Alchemy” to assist you in connecting to your deepest truth and inner knowing, allowing you to lead a divinely-inspired, joyful and abundant life.

Elena Lipson

Elena Lipson

Elena Lipson is the Divine Self-Care Mentor, transformational coach, retreat leader and creator of the Divine Self-Care Mastermind and 66 Sacred Rituals Journey. Through her coaching, retreats and programs, Elena works with women all over the world to become the #1 asset in their life, business, and the bedroom so they can reconnect to their purpose and passion.

Lindsay Pera

Lindsay wants to live in a world where appreciation flows freely, kids play outdoors and lemons are in season year round. As a Mystic mama, tech entrepreneur and wellness “Inspirer-in-Chief” she’s a sought after contributor and motivator on all topics health, healing and transformation. When she is not extolling the virtues of self-tracking or “Resonance” based business, you can find her knocking almonds and generally getting her gratitude on. Lindsay’s new paradigm business community, The Mystic’s Society, is a safe haven for entrepreneurs weaving magic into their *work* in the world.

David Buttz and Dana Garrett

Dana Garrett and David Butz

Dana Garrett and Dave Butz founded Trailhead Films in 2014 to create video content for mission based organizations and institution. Dave and Dana each bring to their new company decades of experience in broadcast news production – Dana as a Senior Producer for CNN and Dave as a CNN Videographer and Editor. They are each grateful for the opportunities they have received, and now want to devote their talents to paying it forward – creating compelling stories that will help non-profit organizations raise awareness and funds for the causes they support. Dave and Dana both credit the Wilderness Walk for helping them see where they were being called and for finding the courage to take a leap into this new venture. They are excited about creating more videos to help tell the Wilderness Walk story, and attract more Walkers to this amazing journey.

Coming Soon

The WW Pay it Forward program for changing the world!!

I give best when I give from that deeper place; when I give simply, freely and generously, and sometimes for no particular reason. I give best when I give from my heart.

– Steve Goodier

National Trails Day 2016

Walkers coming together to make a difference!

What a beautiful day spent out in nature with some of my favorite people. Nothing feels as good as giving back.

– Danielle