Walk & Talk: The Power Of Walking As Therapy

couple walking in park

The stigma of expressing personal concerns in a sterile environment may not seem like a walk in the park to clients seeking a medium to discuss their most private and personal issues.  For the person on the go, talking to a therapist, who may often seem more like a stranger, can seem time consuming and counterproductive.  Contrary to popular belief, therapy can be a walk in the park.

In a society where many people are often more comfortable expressing their stressors to a personal trainer than a therapist, Walk- n-Talk Therapy combines walking exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy with a licensed practitioner to achieve the ultimate effect

Walking releases chemicals called endorphins — the body’s natural “happy” brain chemical. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception and/or feelings of stress.

Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine.  For example,…