Walking therapy - London Counselling and Psychotherapy

Walking Therapy integrates counselling, psychotherapy, mindfulness and coaching with physical exercise in a naturally therapeutic outdoor setting.

London - Central London - Richmond - Kingston - Barnes - Sheen - Putney - Wimbledon

Walking therapy integrates talking therapy with physical exercise that takes place within a naturally therapeutic outdoor setting. London is filled with many picturesque locations such as Richmond Park, Wimbledon Common, Cannizaro Park (Wimbledon Village), Wimbledon Common, Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill, Golders Park and all along the Embankment. Combining talking therapy with physical exercise creates a powerful treatment model, and clinical research has proven the effectiveness of these individual types of therapies time and time again.  

 

Life is forever changing and sometimes we need time to adapt to all that has changed within our lives.  This process is called 'transition'.  Walking therapy helps to effectively process thoughts and feelings that at times may seem a little confusing.  When we walk we often feel invigorated and full of life. This is due to endorphins and serotonin being released into the body which positively impacts our mental health.  It is also important to remember that walking also helps decrease blood pressure, promote weight loss and is an effective intervention for depression, anxiety issues, anger management and mindfulness.

 

Some days one may feel naturally drawn to being outside, as if there is a deep need to be connected to nature or to feeling relaxed, happy and free.  Walking therapy encourages clients to develop a more positive way of feeling and thinking which can help contribute towards more productive sessions.  Walking parallel beside a client as opposed to sitting directly in front of them allows each client to feel more free in the exploration of their thoughts and feelings and free in the expression of their body movement.

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS

- When we walk we often feel envigourated and full of life. This is due to endorphins and serotonin being released into the body which positively impacts our mental health. 

-Walking within a natural setting provides us with a sensory experience as sounds, scents and beautiful scenery help us to recall memories, thoughts and feelings in the present moment.

- Walking is an extremely effective intervention for depression, anxiety issues, work stress, addiction problems, anger management and encourages mindfulness along with helping develop creative thought patterns.

 

PHYSICAL

- Walking helps decrease blood pressure, promotes weight loss and 

helps channel unwanted or negative feelings out of the body. 

 

SPIRITUAL BENEFITS

- Some days one may feel naturally drawn to being outside, as if there is a deep need to be connected to nature or to feeling relaxed, happy and free. Walking therapy encourages clients to develop a more positive way of feeling and thinking which can help contribute towards a happier more optimistic lifestyle.

 

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Walking beside a client as opposed to sitting directly in front of them allows each client to feel more free in the exploration of their thoughts and feelings and free in the expression of their body movement.