According to the motto "moving mind in a moving body", the philosophers in ancient Greece dealt with the big questions of life while walking. The peripatetics (peripatos = Greek colonnade), the pupils of Aristotle, met in the hall and philosophised together while strolling.

Our experience is that ideas flow while walking! Depending on the time and the question, specific topics and challenges can be dealt with in short walks or even mountain hikes, using the exertion of walking uphill or the concentration while walking downhill. Our whole body is supplied with oxygen, ideas just flow naturally.

PARKOUR supports teams in their creative processes, designs, organises and moderates walkshops and walk & talks, adapted to the respective topics and the participants.

Here you find more about Aristotle and philosophizing while walking.

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The forest keeps us fit and healthy. Meanwhile, numerous studies have shown that a stay in the forest works like a kind of aromatherapy. By inhaling the essential oils that the trees give off into the air, our immune system is strengthened. Anxiety, depression and anger are reduced, stress hormones can be reduced and vitality increases. In addition, due to the terpenes contained in the forest air, our bodies produce more killer cells that are effective against cancer. A regular, conscious stay in the forest is therefore recommended. Be it for walks, quiet lingering or simply dangling with your soul. If you come into contact with the forest in silence and with attention, not only are the healthy influences of the forest effective, but mindfulness and deceleration are also practiced at the same time.

It is therefore advisable to use exercises in the forest for workshops and seminars. Various forest bathing areas or rest areas in the forest are very suitable for coming together at a walkshop and collecting new ideas. The participants come back relaxed and with fresh inspiration from nature.

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Putting face-to-face meetings one-on-one into online formats leads to overexertion and boredom. But there are enough possibilities to make virtual meetings interactive and lively. Some of them do not even require the use of additional tools, such as Miro - the interactive board with its countless visualization options. A variety of activation tasks can be used in between, such as face gymnastics or to “dance the alphabet”. Additionally, presentations can easily be made more appealing without much effort, by using tangible objects and different visualization options. Simple queries with covered cameras, which are revealed in case of a positive answer, or the comment function, which allow interactions on split screens, or splitting larger groups in small break-out groups are just ta view of countless options. Further examples for energizers can be found here.

We use a number of different formats in our online settings in order to make meetings varied and active and are always open to new ideas and developments.

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