What is Walking Therapy?
Walking therapy (sometimes also known as ‘walk and talk therapy’) is where the therapy session is conducted outside on a walk.
There are numerous therapeutic benefits of both physical movement and being in nature, and these are harnessed during a walking therapy session. Working in this way can be particularly beneficial for those who find the setting of the therapy-room uncomfortable.
Talking whilst walking can help you to reflect, express yourself and to process your feelings and experiences. Grounding and a sense of support are experienced through the rhythm of putting one foot in front of the other. Presence, connectedness and serenity are experienced through taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the natural environment.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and take place in Golders Hill Park – a charming park located in North London, near Hampstead Heath. Sessions will still take place even if it’s raining, but if the weather is adverse then we’ll arrange to have it by video or over the telephone instead.
Address: Golders Hill Park, N End Way, London, NW3 7HE