WALK AND TALK THERAPY
Taking therapy on a walk changes the dynamic of the therapeutic space and can offer the opportunity to bring a new dimension. A number of clients have found that the most effective and eye-opening experiences have been in this setting.
Many clients prefer Walk and Talk therapy as it takes the formality out of the experience. It provides a medium to process through movement as well as words and adds in the motion of moving forward, together. This in itself is therapeutic. Like we are progressing in actions as well as words from the very start. We go at your pace, which allows us to enter a rhythmic flow while we process your inner thoughts, feelings, and experience. One thing I particularly like about it is that we are providing exercise to our body as well as our mind.
Below are some FAQs regarding walk and talk therapy. If what you need to know is not covered below, please contact me with any further questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS WALK AND TALK THERAPY?
Instead of the traditional office session, we meet outside and walk. Sometimes the simplest things can be the most effective. There is something in the motion of physically moving forward together that seems to energise the conversation. Evidence has shown us that when talking therapies are conducted in a nature-based environment, recipients show significant reductions in feelings associated with Depression and Anxiety.
WHAT ABOUT BAD WEATHER?
We are British! We are used to a little poor weather. Generally, we just grab a heavy coat or an umbrella. But should you prefer, we can hold the session in my consulting room or online. .
IS THIS A WORKOUT?
No this is a gentle walk. The focus is on the talking. We use the walk as a means to process. There is nothing physically strenuous about the session, and I hazard a bet that after a 50-minute walk you will feel better!
Walk and talk is a available in both Bristol (Clifton Downs or Leigh Woods), and London (Regents Park or Hyde Park). There is the option for adhoc sessions in other locations to better suit you. as well as half or full day intensives. Please enquire to learn more.