Walk and Talk Therapy
What is Walk and Talk Therapy
Walk and Talk therapy is a proven method to help clients engage in physical and mental activity. It helps combine exercise with psychotherapy to help clients when they get stuck in their thoughts. It is very similar to traditional psychotherapy. It combines walking with talking about one’s issues. Dr. Kaye Hays, a clinical psychologist, cites three reasons for walk and talk therapy is effective.
- It encourages a patient to be more physically active for mental and physical reasons.
- It helps a patient get “unstuck” when confronting difficult issues.
- It spurs creative, deeper ways of thinking, often released by mood-improving physical activity
Where does it typically take place?
Thisanya is the primary clinician engaging in walk and talk therapy at the moment. She conducts the sessions at Kariya Park, 3620 Kariya Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 3J2. A park dedicated to honouring Japanese culture and emphasizing a calm and zen state of mind. Find out more about Thisanya or book in a session here
How does confidentially work?
Walk and Talk therapy can create some limitations to confidentiality as we will be outside in public. Your therapist will do everything in their power to protect your confidentiality during the session. If you chose to participate in Walk and Talk therapy, you can discuss any concerns with your therapist and how you’d like to proceed if any breaches in confidentiality do happen. You are welcome change your mind and switch back to virtual services at anytime.
*Sessions are dependant on weather. If the weather isn’t conducive to walk and talk therapy, session will replaced with a virtual appointment*