Many of our staff have experience and training in this field which is closely related to their regular work as trainers, however we firmly believe that experiences in the outdoors affect people in a profound and deeply beneficial way without the need for lengthy and probing discussions.
Naturally participants may choose to have such conversations but we won’t start them, indeed we will rescue people from such conversations if they look uncomfortable. Counselling and other talking therapies are of great value to many people, and they are widely available, but Odyssey doesn’t work like that.
Odyssey is about remembering how to look outward again after a long period of introspection. In this context the outdoors speaks for itself. For many people it is the first opportunity in months or years to forget for a few days that they have cancer.