Therapy in Nature
Eco-psychology has been studied since the 1980's and discovered how human exposure to nature impacts mental health and emotional well-being. Walk and Talk Therapy, or Therapy in Nature is a form of ecotherapy that originated from the techniques of eco-psychology. The benefits of time spent in nature allows clients to observe a reduction of irritability, blood pressure, stress, feelings of isolation, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. Additionally, it improves the capacity for attention and concentration, feelings of calm, and increases dopamine and endorphins in the body. Nature can be perceived as a restorative place where people can connect with their surroundings, but also disconnect from painful and traumatic experiences. Research studies have revealed how therapy can be enriched by nature. It can give clients added reciprocality, freedom of expression, mind-body awareness, and interconnectivity.
Therapy in nature can be offered in many forms, as it is designed to treat various cases of mental and physical health issues. Please remember that each case requires an evaluation of the client's needs and objective outcomes, to achieve positive benefits. Please contact us for more information.