Walking Sessions

Walking Sessions

WALK AND TALK
Walk & Talk Blog

Walking sessions typically occur on the Venetian Waterway Park (Legacy Trail) which is located directly behind our office in Southbridge Park. Being active and connecting with nature helps to create a healthy balance in your life and refocus your efforts on the fundamentals of good mental health. While on walks, therapy is conducted in the same way that would occur in the office. While walking, sessions can focus on practicing mindfulness, stress reduction and connecting with the outdoors. When your body is moving forward you can make great strides towards moving your mind forward and achieving your therapeutic goals. As an added bonus, while walking along the waterway you have the opportunity to see dolphins, tortoises and a variety of birds.

It cannot be guaranteed that others will not overhear parts of a conversation while out in public. However, this issue is easily navigated by pausing while talking if you and your therapist pass someone. Maintaining privacy typically does not present a significant issue during Walk and Talk sessions. This is slow to moderate walking. You set the pace. The goal is not exercise but rather your therapeutic progress. With that said, you will likely feel more energized after a 40-minute walk and 10-minute cool down/ review back in the office.

At Fundamental Psychology, walking sessions offer a safe space to explore things in life that may not be working well without having to be in your therapist’s office. Walking while engaging in therapy is a great way to work on yourself and learn better ways to handle your thoughts, feelings and relationships. Together, we can use sessions to look at barriers keeping you from implementing the changes you’d like.