Walk and Talk
Fresh air and exercise can benefit a wide range of individuals when it comes to processing their feelings. Typically a natural setting helps individuals become more relaxed and the sessions are much more productive. Patients have verified that looking forward rather than directly at a therapist can help them open up. Adolescents and youth also respond very well to Walk and Talk therapy.
According to Thaddeus Kostrubala’s well known book, The Joy of Running, rhythmic exercise, such as walking, can be conducive to the process of self-discovery.
Three key reasons for combining exercise and therapy:
• It encourages one to be more physically active for mental and physical reasons.
• It helps us get “unstuck” when confronting difficult issues.
• It spurs creative, deeper ways of thinking often released by mood-improving physical activity.