Companies are always looking for new ways to improve their business. The most important part of every company is the people. Training and team building events can greatly improve the competence of your employees and help you create a positive and friendly environment at the workplace. If members of the same team are getting along and are feeling supported by one another, they’re going to be more productive and deliver better results. It’s that simple. Friendly atmosphere and proper motivation can truly make people love their jobs and be better at it. Trainings are there to make people better at what they do not just by offering knowledge, but by increasing their confidence as well. Sometimes it takes a seminar to achieve all of this, and sometimes it takes fire.
Firewalking events have found their way into team building and employee improvement processes. Weird as it sounds, it works.
Firewalking might sound dangerous, but what it can offer to every employee individually and to the entire business is priceless.
Firewalking means walking barefoot over a bed of hot embers or stones. It has been practiced by many different cultures around the world and now companies are implementing this technique as well. What one might get from this experience is an important lesson about the power of the mind and the vast possibilities of the human mind. If this sparked your interest, check this out for more info about the process of firewalking and its benefits.
Even though this activity might seem painful and dangerous, it usually isn’t. Sure, the coals can reach the staggering 500 degrees Celsius, but they conduct the heat very slowly. That means you just have to walk quickly over them and not stand for a long time. It is true that sometimes burns do happen, but if there were no risks at all, would it still be useful?
What most don’t know is that this isn’t about pain at all. You don’t have to get hurt in order to achieve your goal. Even though it’s possible this won’t be a painful experience, the risks still remain, and with them, the fear. This is about overcoming that fear. It’s about having the courage to explore just how far you can go and what you can do if your mind isn’t stopping you. It’s about jumping over the fence you created in your mind and seeing what’s on the other side.
Imagine standing on the side of the carpet made out of hot coal and feeling the heat on your face. Now you start to imagine what it would be like walking over that. The fear and the adrenaline hit you, and you don’t think you’d be able to do it. This same reaction you had before, but it wasn’t linked with hot coal, it was linked with some risk you were supposed to take at work or home. The point of going firewalking as a team is to find out what you’re capable of, to feel the support of your team when you need it, and ultimately grow as individuals and as a team.