Walk and Talk Therapy
Research has consistently shown that physical activity does wonders for mental health. It’s been proven to:
What is Walk & Talk Therapy?
Walk and Talk Therapy is a therapeutic psychotherapy session that takes place while walking outside. These sessions are not used as a form of exercise; the client determines the pace and the rhythm of the walk. Fortunately, the client will reap the benefits of engaging in this physical activity, either way. These sessions are instead used as a form of Mindfulness, and as a catalyst to get clients to talk more openly about their emotions. The shift from the traditional office setting into nature helps the client feel more relaxed and engaged. Clients can choose when and how often to utilize the Walk & Talk sessions and have the option to move the session back to an indoor traditional setting at any time.
Being in nature is meditative and grounding. So, before we begin the session, we’ll engage in some traditional mindfulness techniques to transition from the craziness of work or rush hour traffic and into our Walk & Talk Therapy session. Mindfulness is the art of noticing; the art of living in the present moment so prior to diving into conversation we’ll take time to breath, to pause, to be still, to let go and to remember. So many of us go through life on autopilot; these mindfulness techniques are important to gain clarity before engaging in conversation.