What is Walk and Talk Therapy?
Walk and Talk Therapy offers a novel twist to traditional counselling, where sessions unfold outdoors, strolling side by side. This ambiance fosters a dynamic and spontaneous conversation, cradled by nature’s serenity.
Why Choose Walk and Talk Therapy?
- Nature’s Healing Power: Natural settings can induce relaxation and diminish feelings of stress and anxiety (Hartig, Mitchell, de Vries, & Frumkin, 2014).
- Physical Activity: The act of walking releases endorphins, which are natural mood enhancers, potentially augmenting therapeutic outcomes (Mammen & Faulkner, 2013).
- Dynamic Setting: Movement during therapy can spark fluid thought processes and foster open dialogues (Jordan & Hinds, 2016).
- Hartig, T., Mitchell, R., de Vries, S., & Frumkin, H. (2014). Nature and health. Annual Review of Public Health, 35, 207-228.
- Mammen, G., & Faulkner, G. (2013). Physical activity and the prevention of depression: A systematic review of prospective studies. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 45(5), 649-657.
- Jordan, M., & Hinds, J. (2016). Ecotherapy: Theory, research and practice. Macmillan International Higher Education.