Experience the magic of combining 3 life enhancing ingredients: rhythmic movement, emotional support, and verdant nature.
We are holistic, and each part of us is integrally connected, so cognitive and emotional shifts occur when we are embodied and moving
Who Benefits from Walk and Talk Therapy?
Just about everyone!
The issues which bring people into traditional therapy— including anxiety, depression, grief, stress, school, work, transitions, sexuality, self esteem, relationships, or stage of life—all respond exceptionally well to this format. Increased energy, enjoyment, clarity and belonging are common responses. It is less suitable for processing very emotional states, where the containment of an office space and increased confidentiality lends a sense of safety.
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Sara Walks her Talk
Wild Nature has always been my truest home—my happy place, but also a deep holding environment that heals the wear and tear of life. Step Deeper into my journey…..
Wandering through a forest or along a beach can enchant us into taking a deeper breath, slowing down, and encountering that which is inviting us into our depths. Ineffable, but very real, we sense an energy which is larger than ourselves at play —undeniable, subtle and profound.
Rooting in green nature is a necessary counterpoint to the rapidity of the material world, which has us amped in fight or flight, drowning in cortisol and consumption, flat-lining on screens, binging on social media and starving for the 3D connections we long for.
Forest, not Facebook.
Nature IS Nurture—a palpable, emanating presence which entrains our brain-body in a theta wavelength, dropping us into the present moment and the parasympathetic (rest and relate) nervous system. This co-regulation can also occur in contact with human presence, and is the primary theraputic ingredient of psychotherapy. In these holding environments, we feel “felt” and a substantial sense of peace descends—there is a softening and opening as a neuroception of safety envelopes us.
This is foundational healing and counters the perennial existential angst, which challenges our basic belonging and worth. It is here that we feel our true potential, part of a living system which we naturally respond to with love and appreciation and a longing to know more deeply and to protect. It is here that we can explore right relation with ourselves and all our relations.
Lightly used trails in Stanley Park are chosen based on degree of privacy desired, energy level, and focus of session. All routes are relatively flat, wide, and well groomed. The Seawall is also an option if heavier foot traffic is not a concern. See description of trails in FAQ below, and here Stanley-Park-trails-map
Sessions are On Mondays
Find Your Ground Walking Therapy is offered on Mondays from 7:30 am-5 pm. The trails are quieter 10-3.