What’s walk-and-talk therapy?
Walk-and-talk therapy, sometimes referred to as hiking therapy, takes our sessions outdoors.
It can happen in a public park or on nearby trails. This alternative provides a new approach by infusing the benefits of fresh air and exercise into the therapy sessions.
Movement, whether it’s a leisurely walk or a brisk hike, can make it easier for you to discuss your feelings. You may prefer to move or walk as opposed to sitting across from your therapist in an office or looking through a screen. The outdoors also provides safety during COVID19.
Walk-and-talk therapy is particularly helpful in teenagers and younger clients. This approach can help you feel more at ease in nature, which improves their ability to open up. Sitting down for a one-on-one conversation in close quarters can be uncomfortable for some, so taking the conversation outside can help relieve some of that pressure.
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