Bibliography: Walk and Talk Therapy


CTV Video Clip on Mental Health Benefits


Wanderlust:  A History of Walking.  Rebecca Solnit 2001

A Philosophy of Walking.  Frederic Gros 2015

In Praise of Paths:  Waling Through Time and Nature.  Torbjørn Ekelund 2020

Joys of the Road:  A litte anthology in Praise of Walking.  Waldo Ralph Browne 2015

In Praise of Walking.   Henry David Thoreau, John Burroughs, Walt Whitman 2018

Forest Bathing:  How trees can help you find health and Happiness.  Dr. Qing Li 2018

GodSpeed:  Walking as a Spiritual Practise.  Mark Buchanan 2020

Walking Your Blues Away: Practical Bilateral Therapies for Healing the Mind and Optimizing Emotional Well-Being.  Thom Hartmann

Nature Therapy Walks. Cortney Cameron and Natalia Clarke


Notes from Dissertation


Forest Bathing Journal

 Bustle Article. Your Brain on Walking

Berger, R., & Mcleod, J. (2006). Incorporating nature into therapy: A framework for practice. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 25(2), 80-94.

Berman, D. S., & Davis-Berman, J. (2005). Positive psychology and outdoor education. Journal of Experiential Education, 28(1), 17-24.

Berman, M. G., Jonides, J., & Kaplan, S. (2008). The cognitive benefits of interacting with nature. Psychological Science, 19(12), 1207-1212.

Bricklin, M., & Smith, S.C. (1996). Fix your head with walking. Prevention, 48(5), 1-3. Burls, A. (2005). New landscapes for mental health. The Mental Health Review, 10(1), 26-29.

Crone, D. (2007). Walking back to health: A qualitative investigation into service users’ experiences of a walking project. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28, 167-183.

Dixon, W. A., Mauzey, E. D., & Hall, C. R. (2003). Physical activity and exercise: Implications for counselors. Journal of Counseling and Development, 81, 502-504.

Goodman, B. (2005). Can you get more out of counseling if you take it out of the office? Health Magazine, 111-114.

Martinsen, E. W. (2008). Physical activity in the prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 62, 25-29. 

Norman, G. J., & Mills, P. J. (2004). Keeping it simple: Encouraging walking as a means to active living. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 28(3), 149-151.

Orchin, I. (2004). In consultation: Taking therapy outdoors. Psychotherapy Networker, 28(6), 1-3.

Peels, J., & Richards, K. (2005). Outdoor cure. Therapy Today, 16(10), 4-8.

Sykes, K. (2009). Healthy steps. Occupational Health, 61(9), 40-43.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2010). The Surgeon General’s Vision 

Wright, S. (2008). Walk and talk therapy: Exercise is good for the body and the mind. It may improve psychotherapy sessions, too.