In this course, you will learn three skills proven to significantly improve your chances of survival in the wilderness. A one day hike where you get lost? The weather turns in a way that makes it impossible to go back home? Stranded in a car? You are a hunter? The basic skills presented in this course will give you a solid base and will make you feel more confident about enjoying the wilderness.
This is the recordings of a webinar presented by Jessie on November 15th, 2022 with Jeff Truchon from The Atomic Bear. The audience LOVED the presentation and you will love it too!
Jessie is currently the founder and head coach of www.owlsskills.com
Jessie joined the US Air Force as a way to pay for college and to escape her small midwest town. What she got was a sense of competence and a deeper connection to the outdoors. She survived her own childhood trauma through the support of the natural world: the wilderness was a familiar and safe place that held her when people could not be trusted. She went from a shy girl to one of the few female S.E.R.E. (survival, evasion, resistance, and escape) specialists, teaching military members how to stay alive and return home if they were shot down behind enemy lines.
After an honorable discharge, she directed team building courses and then found a home for over a decade working in wilderness therapy. There she learned to listen to her heart and reconnect to the magic moving through all things. While working in wilderness therapy, she went on National Geographic’s “Mygrations” and met Dan Baird, the owner of SERE Training School, where she was the head instructor.
Her passion is helping women feel empowered by teaching them skills that are traditionally considered masculine. Women are survivors in ways that go well beyond the physical world, yet often feeling powerful in the physical realm transfers to emotional and mental strength. Like assuming the “wonder woman” pose when in need of confidence, learning survival skills goes a long way toward bolstering our sense of self efficacy. Her approach comes from the heart and adapts to each client, moving between nurturing and supportive to stern and no-nonsense as needed.