Walking Therapy Training

Are you a therapist or coach interested in learning more about walking and talking with clients? There are so many benefits to taking your practice outside.

I offer practical, straightforward 1:1 training to help get you started so you can feel confident to take clients into the great outdoors.

Contact me

Come and learn with me.

I’ve been walking with clients for a few years now. I began in Manchester City Centre, finding quiet spots amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. I now walk with people in various green locations around Manchester and Cheshire. 

It’s a very important part of my practice, and I’m passionate about the benefits of walking and talking.

I would love to pass on what I’ve learned from many walks with clients so you can make walk and talk a part of your practice, too. 

What are the benefits of taking your practice outdoors?

Benefits

  • You get to move!!
  • Being outdoors provides both therapist and client a screen break and an opportunity to move.
  • It can be helpful for some clients to be side-by-side walking with you rather than making full eye contact across a therapy room.
  • It can provide grounding and stabilisation through movement and offers an opportunity to process painful emotions while moving the body.
  • As we walk, we get a boost of endorphins and feel-good chemicals 
  • Nature provides a natural grounding experience.
  • Clients often report feeling less claustrophobic and having more space to breathe, think and feel in outdoor spaces.

Is walk and talk therapy right for your practice?

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