Why Walk & Talk for men?
Moving our bodies is one way to help move our minds – just as, in turn, our emotions and thoughts can impact our physical wellbeing. Movement helps to “unstuck” when confronting the inner conflicts and difficult issues.
Exercise is a natural aspect of being human. It allows us to resolve, to work out, our worries, concerns. Doing so as a shared activity, alongside a qualified counsellor, can also become an active path towards resolution of relational conflicts as well.
Walking alongside a client – is in my view a very strong metaphor to what therapy ultimately is. We do walk alongside, as Irvin Yalom puts it - as ‘fellow travellers’.
Walking therapy can be highly energizing and empowering for everybody, but is particularly beneficial in dealing with such issues as anxiety, depression, overweight, self-esteem and body-image related problems.