Prior to COVID-19 pandemic I started implementing in both my counseling holistic wellness practice Nature-Based Therapy often referred to as " Walk and Talk Therapy, Mindfulness Walk Therapy".
You might be wondering what is Nature-Based Therapy " Walk and Talk Therapy, Mindfulness Walk Therapy? Its is simply applying traditional psychotherapy with the natural environment/surroundings. You are walking and talking in therapy. Mindfulness practices are inherently integrated during these 45-min sessions.
The benefits include:
more physical movement; encouraging body awareness and sensory integration
You move through and begin to feel "unstuck" when confronting difficult issues
Encourages creative, spontaneous deeper ways of thinking
enhances social connection
So what does it look like? Walk-and-talk is a form of psychotherapy or consultation while walking outdoors in public places. Walking sessions typically take place along [a location] and last 30-45 minutes. Some clients enjoy the experience of movement while talking or feel more comfortable talking side-by-side, rather than sitting face-to-face in an office.
You are essentially tapping into natures healing power, while working through stuck moments.