Walk & Talk Therapy
Traditionally therapy practices include a visit to the office and sitting down in a relaxed setting . Walk & Therapy takes the conversation outside incorporating movement (walking) and utilizing the benefits of creation to support the therapuetic process.
Using creation as a resource
Walk and talk therapy falls in the category of "eco-psychotherapy". There are many modalities that fit this category: garden therapy, animal assisted therapy, wilderness therapy, natural arts therapy . Basically any modality that can use creation and ecology as a resource.
Taking sessions to the "outside" environment can have many benefits. Walking side-by-side can soften the intensity that sometimes come with sitting in designated chairs and engaging face to face. This may help the nervous system avoid overwhelm remain in a window of tolerance. This allows the brain to make changes that are necessary for growth.
Wholeness is a body-mind-spirit endeavor and walking helps bring the body into the process naturally.
Additionally, excercise is a worthwhile endeavor and part of a healthy brain protocol, but sometimes working in that activity can be a challenge Walk and Talk can be part of a reaching daily activity intentions.
Were do we walk?
Walk and Talk sessions can take place really anywhere. Though! Currently the office is located conveniently near the Doodle Trail in Easley, SC . How great is that?! We begin our sessions at the big rail car at the head of the Doodle Trail, and walk to a convenient stopping point before returning to where we started. If you would like ot sprinkle Walk and Talk into your sessions, just let Dave or Michele know.