Most of us work inside with little time to enjoy the outdoors. Walking and talking is a great way to feel relaxed whilst getting a few things off your chest. The sessions can be divided up into 30mins walk & talk and 30 mins talking in the DIPAC office, it is up to you. This session is not designed to be a marathon, it is a gentle walk around the suburb of Barton suitable for all fitness levels. We have discovered that people get a natural energy boost and feel more positive from being outdoors
Let’s talk it out, outside ** Private health rebates may apply (see website) Affiliated Employee Assistance Programs are list below and NDIS is welcome
Walk and talk therapy, also known as outdoor therapy or ecotherapy, is a form of therapy that combines traditional talk therapy with physical activity outdoors, typically walking. Instead of sitting in a traditional therapy office, the therapist and client engage in sessions while walking together in a natural environment in our case around the beautiful suburb of Barton.
The benefits of walk and talk therapy can include:
Physical well-being: Engaging in physical activity while receiving therapy can have positive effects on physical health, such as improved cardiovascular fitness, increased energy levels, and reduced stress. If you are anxious when walking alone, you may feel more secure walking with your therapist. There are also many seating areas around the suburb of Barton to stop and take a rest.
Mental and emotional well-being: Being in nature and engaging in physical movement can have a positive impact on mental and emotional well-being. It can help reduce anxiety, depression, and stress while promoting a sense of relaxation, improved mood, and overall mental clarity.
Enhanced self-reflection: The act of walking and being surrounded by nature can create a calming and contemplative atmosphere, making it easier for individuals to reflect on their thoughts and emotions. This can facilitate deeper self-reflection and introspection, leading to increased self-awareness and personal growth.
Increased creativity: Being outdoors and exposed to natural elements can stimulate creativity and problem-solving abilities. The change in environment and sensory input can inspire new perspectives and fresh insights.
Therapeutic alliance: The informal and relaxed setting of walk and talk therapy can foster a sense of collaboration and equality between the therapist and client. Walking side by side, rather than facing each other in a traditional office, can create a more informal and comfortable atmosphere, enhancing the therapeutic alliance.
Connection with nature: Spending time in nature has been shown to have numerous mental health benefits. It can reduce symptoms of stress, improve mood, and increase feelings of connection and well-being. Walk and talk therapy allows individuals to experience these benefits firsthand, fostering a sense of connection with the natural world.
It is important to note that walk and talk therapy may not be suitable for everyone or every therapeutic need. Some individuals may have physical limitations that prevent them from participating, while others may prefer the privacy and structure of a traditional therapy setting.
Counselling Therapy is a 60min appointment Walk and Talk Therapy is on your terms. You may like to walk for the whole 60mins or split the session in half 30min in the Therapy Office and 30mins out in the elements.
Our walk together can be a stroll or more on the brisk side.
Book your Walk and Talk here: https://dipac.au1.cliniko.