It's a good question:
Being outdoors, in nature can help your mental health. Trusted studies have shown how it can help reduce anxiety, stress, depression and low mood, boost self esteem, and be useful for people in life crisis, feeling stuck or struggling with loss or bereavement.
Movement helps you process feelings and thoughts more clearly. If you don't want to sit opposite your therapist in a confined indoor space Outdoor Therapy might be worth a try.
Outside you can find your own path, we can wander slowly, walk briskly or find a space to sit for the whole session. Often we will end up doing a mixture of these things, depending on what you need at the time.
I will be by your side, I will walk at your pace offering you a safe space where you are able to explore how you feel.
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put together.” John Burroughs
No-one but you will know that you are in a therapy session. To the outside world we will look like two people having a walk.
If you become distressed or need to find a quieter space to walk or sit we will find one together.
Experiencing different weather conditions can be revitalising and helpful in therapy. However if we feel the weather is too extreme we can discuss alternative options.
Outdoor Therapy, walking in beautiful spaces, exploring, noticing and reconnecting with the world around us
can generate a renewed sense of well-being.