Just like it sounds…but so much more!
Remember when you were kid and your mom would tell you and your brother to go run around outside to “blow off some steam?” Perhaps even now when there is a conflict with your spouse, you take to the sidewalk to “clear your head”. In the middle of a steamy Arizona summer, so many of us crave to head up north to the mountains for the cool, fresh air and beautiful scenery for a "reset".
So it would only be logical to assume that the mind and body connection could be heightened if we use all of our senses during those 55 minutes. In fact, physical movement can even accelerate client breakthroughs. Walking releases endorphins, calms our mind increases circulation and reduces tension. When we choose a natural setting, such as beautiful Cave Creek to walk in, we have now created a “mindfulness” based environment to do the work in. And when we are being mindful, we are being present, taking in the surroundings and loosening anxiety which will allow for natural conversation to flow.
Walk and Talk therapy is not a new thing and actually started to surface in 2008. It's made more of presence in the last couple of years due to the greater acceptance of mental health, therapists understanding of client’s alternative needs along with COVID19 limitations. It has been shown to help those with grief and loss, depression, anxiety and overall general stress reduction.
Interested in getting started? Contact Kelley at 602-402-1711.