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Walk and Talk Therapy: What is it and what are the benefits?

Walk and Talk Therapy is a type of outdoor therapy that combines psychotherapy, physical activity and exposure to nature in order to help a person make positive improvements to their mental health. It can help many issues including anxiety, stress and depression.

Individuals who usually want to do Walk and Talk Therapy are usually people who love being outdoors in nature, love walking or they might find being in the conventional setting of being in a room face to face with a counsellor awkward and uncomfortable.

Walk and Talk Therapy can help treat issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Life transitions
  • Neurodiversity
  • Sleep issues

So, what are the benefits of Walk and Talk Therapy?

  1. It can reduce anxiety
  2. It can reduce stress
  3. It can reduce depression
  4. It can help to reduce intrusive thoughts
  5. It can reduce anger
  6. It improves emotion regulation
  7. It can help to improve lifestyle changes

Walk and Talk tTherapy is a great way of combining therapy and movement. Walking is a great way to relax and get outside in the fresh air and in nature. Movement will increase a person’s energy levels, it will increase circulation which boosts blood flow to the brain and enhance their cognitive performance. Along with raising our endorphin levels which can relieve pain, reduce stress and improve our sense of wellbeing, movement can also increase our serotonin levels which is our natural mood booster.

These benefits alongside the listening ear and skills of a qualified therapist will enable you to have conversations that may be difficult for you normally, side by side and in beautiful surroundings.

If you think this is something that you would like to explore, please call us on  01202 740044 or email us at support@optionswellbeing.co.uk  to book in your free 20 minute introductory call and see if our Walk and Talk Therapy service is right for you.