“Thrive’s ‘BIG 5’ stands up beside Maslow as a theoretical model for informing treatment of mood, anxiety, and stressor-related disorders”
— Christie J. E. Chapman, MSSA, LICSW
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The BIG 5: Survival Principles for the Wild and for Everyday


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Mindset:

IF WE ARE MENTALLY PREPARED FOR TOUGH SITUATIONS WE FAIR MUCH BETTER. BEING POSITIVE IS A SKILL THAT CAN BE HONED EVERY DAY, IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, BUT WE NEED TO BE COGNIZANT OF IT. 

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Shelter:

KNOWING HOW AND WHERE TO BUILD A SHELTER IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT WHEN NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE. Knowing how to work together to create that shelter is invaluable, as is learning to shelter ourselves from negativity from outside and within.

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Fire:

FIRE IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU need in the wild, but also, within your spirit. Having a passion that burns,but does not engulf, is a powerful tool.

 

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Water:

UNDERSTANDING JUST HOW MUCH WATER EFFECTS US CAN CHANGE OUR LIVES, both physically and philosophically. From water, we can learn to flow in any situation. 

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Food:

UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD IN OUR HEALTHY EVERYDAY LIFESTYLE RELIES ON THE PRECEDING TOPICS. WE NEED TO BE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT WHAT WE ARE EATING AND WHY WE ARE EATING IT. 


This is a brief overview of our core curriculum. The deeper we delve, in the wilderness or in our everyday life scenarios, the more tools, skills, mechanisms, and methods we offer.

From leadership skills, stress management mechanisms, and performance capabilities - to higher self-esteem, strong wilderness survival skills, a more well-rounded healthy lifestyle, and a better understanding of the world around us - Thrive Outdoors' curriculum can work positive change into all facets of our lives.