Healthy body, healthy mind may sound like a cliché but there’s certainly a lot of truth in it.
Whether you’ve got a specific problem that you need to chew over, want to prioritise your daily to-do list, or just need a little me-time for some good-old contemplation, taking a walk in natural surroundings is great for tackling stress and clearing the mind.
In fact, if you’re struggling to get motivated, there’s another way to look at it. Think of walking as something you can be doing while thinking things over. Not only are you guaranteed to be free from the distractions of daily life, but you’ll be improving your fitness too. Keep at it, and you’ll start to feel healthier. Feel healthier and you’ll start to feel more positive. Feel more positive, and your mental health will improve. It’s a simple, symbiotic relationship that works.
That’s why I offer walk and talk counselling in Chorley and why I believe that person-centred, talking therapy and being outside amidst nature is such an effective combination. I recommend a session of therapy every week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit your favourite park or woodland on your own and use the time to process your thoughts.
It’s so often the case that a lot of therapy takes place outside the session, and giving yourself some time to think things over before the next one is always useful. Doing that while you’re outside in natural surroundings is even better.
Why not get in contact with me to find out more about counselling in Chorley and taking your first steps into therapy in the great outdoors.
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