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Nature's Healing: A Guide To Outdoor Therapy and Walk and Talk Sessions

Walk & Talk Therapy, also known as Outdoor or Walking Therapy, leverages the healing benefits of being outside and the calming effects of nature. It provides a unique alternative to traditional indoor therapy sessions.

Spending time outdoors in nature and natural light has been shown to have a positive effect on mental health and overall wellbeing. The sights, sounds, and smells of the natural environment can help to reduce stress and anxiety and promote a sense of calm and relaxation. Walking side by side, encourages fluidity of thought and can create a more informal and relaxed atmosphere.

Taking therapy outside into nature can be very beneficial because it releases endorphins, serotonin and oxytocin while strengthening the connection between your mind and your body.

Here are just some of the benefits:

  •   Improve mood

  •   Increase energy

  •   Reduce tension and anxiety

  •   Cope with stress

  •   Improve sleep

  •   Increase feelings of wellbeing

Walk & Talk Therapy provides a confidential and comfortable space for individuals to open up and discuss their concerns. Being outdoors allows for a sense of privacy while also being surrounded by the natural world, which can evoke a feeling of peace and tranquility. Additionally, the presence of others in the outdoor environment can provide a sense of safety and connection, making it an appealing option for many individuals.

This form of therapy is not limited to a specific demographic. It appeals to a wide range of people, including men, young adults.

There are several routes that I walk regularly, and we can select one of these to ensure that the therapy can be tailored to meet the needs and abilities of each individual, providing a personalised and unique experience.

Ava, Serenities Path Therapy Dog, and our gorgeous furry family member, when appropriate support clients during walk and talk sessions, alternatively if a client wants to bring their dog along, they are most welcome.

The speed of the walk is based on your pace. Whether you prefer a stroll or a brisk pace, I  will adjust accordingly. Additionally, if you feel the need to pause and collect your thoughts, I ensure that there are benches to sit on the route.

Weather: This an obvious question I get asked and personally, I am happy to walk in any weather, however, I understand that others may not feel the same way. If it's too hot or pouring rain, we can simply meet in my therapy room or reschedule for another day.

In conclusion, my Walk & Talk Therapy offers a holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing by combining the healing benefits of nature, and mindfulness techniques that I can Incorporate with physical exercise and therapeutic conversation. It provides a refreshing and alternative way to engage in therapy in beautiful Shropshire.

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~ Nikki

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