Walk & Talk Therapy
Walk and talk counselling is typically done outdoors at the Applecross foreshore or near the beach. The natural environment provides a therapeutic space to process life's struggles. There are no couches or chairs, far from the confines of the traditional therapy room.
Walk and Talk Counselling
Nature-lovers find this method of therapy to be particularly enjoyable, as it provides us with many opportunities for mindfulness and gratitude with the beautiful scenes occurring naturally around us.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” –John Muir
"I have found that bringing a little bit of movement enriches the counseling session."
Energise the soul
Walk and talk therapy energises the soul and offers a freedom where you are not contained in a room; you are outside in nature where the sky really is the limit!
Why is walk-and-talk therapy so beneficial?
Mindfulness-based walk-and-talk therapy provides a unique opportunity to practice being in the moment while working through concerns. You and your therapist walk together while conversing and processing current struggles.
The rhythmic nature of walking provides a soothing, predictable, and comforting context from which to move into more profound work outside the therapy room's confinements.
The motor cortex becomes activated with the movement of your legs and arms – this stimulation provides communication between your brain hemispheres, which acts on a neurological level to assist in processing trauma. This activation is similar to the rapid eye movement in sleep, which is believed to be extensively involved in processing emotional and cognitive content.
Anxiety and stress activate the sympathetic nervous system – your fight and flight response. Walking and movement help to decrease the sympathetic nervous system response, essentially reducing stress on a physical level.
boosting mood and the immune system
stabilising blood pressure
reducing stress and anxiety
improving focus and creativity
engaging 'rest/digest' parasympathetic nervous system (suppressing sympathetic 'fight/flight)
fighting depression symptoms
Mental health is more than just the mind; it is the meeting of mind, body and soul, and outdoor therapy offers an alternative way to incorporate all three.
We offer walk-and-talk therapy at the Applecross foreshore and beach areas. Walk and talk therapy needs to be pre-booked at a preselected location.
0476 283 642
42 Ardross Street,