Walk and Talk Therapy
Walk & Talk Therapy
This is therapy on the move! Out in the fresh air, connecting with nature. Walk and Talk is another way for you to connect with a therapist without having to experience the traditional 1;1 sessions in a therapy room. Sessions can be alternated, and you can have some outdoors and some sessions indoors.
Walk and Talk therapy is not an exercise program and we will only walk at your pace. Walks will be based in the Grounds of St Catherine’s house, around the walled gardens and Woodfield park area.
How Walk and Talk therapy works:
How can walking and nature benefit my mental health?
Walking whilst conducting therapy can relieve the intensity of face-to-face sessions.
A good walk can do wonders for your mental wellbeing. It improves self-perception and self-esteem, mood, and sleep quality, and it reduces stress, anxiety and fatigue. Spending time in a green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing.
Walk and Talk Therapy
Benefits of “walk and Talk” therapy:
“Walking and talking” can:
- improve your mood
- reduce feelings of stress or anger
- help you take time out and feel more relaxed
- improve your physical health
- improve your confidence and self-esteem
- help you be more active
- help you make new connections
- provide peer support.
Walk and Talk therapy at Mindz that matter
The first session takes place within the therapy room or online, where the client and therapist get to know one another and decide on whether this is a suitable approach, the second session would then be outside.
For some people, walking outside might itself confront issues they would like to address, for example being outside after ‘lock-down’ may have had an impact on you. Having a therapist on your side might ease a return to engaging in social situations.
Walking Therapy lowers blood pressure and helps channel unwanted or negative feelings out of the body, reducing stress. Being out in nature helps anxiety and depression by calming and lifting mood. It also promotes clearer thinking – by increasing blood flow. It can be so beneficial, and, in these sessions, mindfulness techniques can be incorporated into the walks out in nature, this has a naturally calming effect on anxiety and has been shown to help with low mood.
For more information on our Walk and Talk therapy service please contact us for more information: