Walk Talk Therapy is just like it sounds—the client and the therapist are outside walking during therapy instead of sitting inside an office. I am currently offering groups every Friday if you want a one to one session just call me to arrange an appointment.
Many clients say it is a more relaxed environment than therapy room and it is a great way to jump start or support a fitness routine or active lifestyle. Walking while sharing your struggles and life situations can make it much easy to come to your own resolutions to problems. Walk Talk Therapy encourages healthy activity for adults and teens.
Research has shown that exercise can significantly impact anxiety and stress while improving overall mood. It is part of Behaviour Activation a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy technique. It is increasingly apparent that walking is not only good for your physical health, but it is also good for your mental health.
Why Walk and Talk?
1. It gets clients moving literally and figuratively.
2. It is conducted outdoors, being in nature can be meditative and grounding. You are in the moment (mindful) and distracted from worries and concerns.
3. It is an excellent choice for clients with several different kinds of issues. Clients who are going through a life transition, have anxiety, are experiencing some kind of loss or grief, as well as other challenges tend to do very well with Walk Talk Therapy.