Walk and Talk Therapy: Nature’s Healing Power
For as long as there have been human beings on this planet, there have been people who took a walk when they were feeling a strong negative emotion.
There is just something so beneficial about walking. It seems to calm down the restlessness you feel and clear your mind so you can think from a calm and logical state.
That said, it makes complete sense to be drawn to walk and talk therapy.
What is Walk and Talk Therapy Exactly?
Walk and talk therapy is a type of outdoor therapy and it is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of sitting in an office environment or at home on your electronic device, you and your therapist get out into the great outdoors and have your session during a lovely walk in nature.
Why Walk and Talk Therapy Might Be Right for You?
There are a variety of reasons to give this form of talk therapy a try.
To start, it is sometimes difficult to process your emotions while sitting still. Among other things, your body was designed to move while processing emotions.
Second, the traditional talk therapy format may feel awkward. Sitting in a tiny space on on the screen of your electronic devices with your therapist as you try to open up and bare your heart and soul is not always an easy thing to do.
Walking side by side while looking at beautiful nature helps make you feel calm and open. Research proves that nature can be very healing, which makes it the perfect space for therapy.
What Can Walk and Talk Therapy Help With?
Walk and talk therapy can be very effective at treating numerous mental health issues such as:
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Life Transitions
Is Walk and Talk Therapy Right for You?
If you enjoy being out in nature and are interested in a holistic approach to mental health, then walk and talk therapy may be a great fit for you. If you are struggling with depression or anxiety or are having a hard time processing your emotions and are interested in giving this form of therapy a try, please get in touch with me. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.