Walk + Talk Therapy is exactly like it sounds. Walk and Talk Therapy is a unique practice which combines traditional talk therapy with the physical movement, walking.
We take the wonderful work we do in sessions outside the office and into the world. Walk and Talk Sessions are conducted in exactly the same way as in-office psychotherapy sessions. The only difference is we will be walking outdoors at your pace. The simple act of walking side by side as you discuss life issues helps to create change through forwarding movement.
The emphasis of Walk + Talk Therapy is always on the deeper psychotherapy work we are doing. While any benefits from walking should be seen as an added secondary benefit!
Instead of just sitting and talking about change, let's move forward - literally! I have found being outdoors adding in movement enriches the counseling session. Many clients find it easier to talk and reflect on their life while walking. It's also simply more enjoyable than sitting in the office.
If you're like many of my clients you're tired of sitting down. You've been sitting all day, trapped in an office, behind a desk or in the car. You want to be able to move, breath and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. You want to be able to share the hard stuff more naturally.
There is tons of research extolling the benefits of physical movement, not just for your physical health but also for your brain and mental health.
Who would benefit from Walk + Talk Therapy?
Walk Talk Therapy is an excellent choice for clients with several different kinds of issues. Clients who are experiencing: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, Trauma, PTSD, Adjustment or Life Transition, Self-Esteem among others.
Consider Walk and Talk Therapy if you want to jump-start your wellness by establishing healthy habits, increasing movement and physical activity, and take a more creative approach to therapy in nature.
Do you prefer large open spaces outdoors rather than an office setting or if you'd like to take both psychological and tangible steps towards your goals before you leave each session, Walk and Talk Therapy is for you.
You can read more about the benefits of walk and talk therapy below.
Here are a couple of articles which can provide some information on Walk and Talk Therapy, which has also been referred to as Walk + Talk Therapy, Nature Walk Therapy among other names.
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