I thought I would use my recent example of being let down by our builder to show you useful ways of moving on. Continue reading
Often clients ask me whether they should practice mindfulness or if I have any information about mindfulness. They’ve heard the buzz word but are unsure what mindfulness is and if it would help them make positive changes in their life. Well, the good news is that anyone can give mindfulness a try. It takes practice but it is achievable.
This post will briefly look at mindfulness. It will give 5 Continue reading
Walk and Talk Therapy
Walk and talk therapy or walking therapy is becoming more popular. Not only do I have more clients requesting sessions but I also receive emails from other trained counsellors asking me questions about my Walk and Talk. I therefore thought it would be useful to write a second blog post for counsellors on how I incorporate walking therapy into my practice.
Do you need formal training to offer Walk And Talk?
I received no formal training in offering walk and talk therapy. Of course, I am a trained, Accredited BACP counsellor with over 13 years experience ! I have been providing walking therapy for over 4 years. I attended a one day Ecotherapy course in Derbyshire. This course was useful as gave me time to Continue reading
Other counsellors often ask about the walk talk therapy (counselling outdoors) that I offer here in Sheffield. They are intrigued to how it works and to why I came to be offering counselling outdoors as part of my business.
Walking my way through stress
I first found the benefit of walking and reflection for myself over 15 years ago. I was having a stressful time in my life and felt lonely. I walked my way through it. I found Continue reading
This week is Mental Health Awareness week. Mental health awareness has been running since 2000.It aims to help awareness of mental health and wellbeing. This year Mental Health Awareness Week is focusing on mindfulness. I enjoy practicing mindfulness when walking and will share more with you.
My introduction to Mindfulness
I first heard about mindfulness through Clare Balding’s Ramblings programme on Radio 4 a couple of years ago. Clare went walking with Mindfulness teacher Kate Kirkwood. Continue reading
A few years ago, I came across a book called ‘Working it out: Using exercise in Psychotherapy’. This book highlights that walking during counselling or therapy:
- Encourages a client to be more physical active
- Helps a client get ‘unstuck’ when talking about difficult issues
- Physical activity increases creative and deeper thinking