What is Walk and Talk Therapy?
Well, this is an alternative to sitting in the therapist’s room as it takes place outdoors, and rather than face-to-face, it is side by side walking. This is done at a comfortable walking pace and not a fitness session.
Imagine if you have been stuck, being physically active on a walk can release certain tensions and stimulate new thoughts and ideas; as in walking, it can feel like moving forward.
Humanistic therapy involves allowing the client to lead the way. The therapist follows the lead usually, but with walk and talk therapy, it is safe to say that both parties are on the same footing which can sometimes feel less intimidating and help with inhibitions.
The weather can play a part in whether the sessions go ahead as planned, but will nature’s rain really be a deterrent? Will not the correct clothing and footwear still allow the session to go ahead? If weather gets in the way, there is always a possibility of reverting back to the counselling room for the time being.
If walking helps to increase the blood flow to the brain, and fresh ideas to tackle your issues are more likely to appear, why not give it a try?