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 WALK AND TALK THERAPY 
  healing through nature, therapy and movement 

You’re ready to transform. To move through pain, fears and limiting beliefs. To take a step forward.

So, why do it sitting down?

Here’s the thing: therapy has been taking place on couches inside small rooms since, oh, about 1880. Meanwhile, scientists have been uncovering the incredible power of nature and exercise to improve mental health and wellbeing. We say, it’s time to open the door to change.

Explore walk and talk therapy and learn to…

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EMBRACE NATURE

Research shows that outdoor recreation is associated with significant improvements in psychosocial wellbeing.

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EXPLORE EMOTIONS

People in talk therapy explore their moods, emotions and behaviours in a safe way. Your therapist is there to guide you every step of the journey.

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MOVE GENTLY

The science is in: myriad studies have identified a link between movement and mood. Tap into the benefits with a gentle walk.

 What is walk and talk therapy? 

Picture this: Instead of rushing to your therapist’s office and waiting nervously for your appointment to start, you head to a nearby park. Standing beneath the trees, you take a deep breath of fresh air and feel a sense of calm wash over your body. 

Before long, you begin to walk with your therapist (or their voice in your ears); there’s no awkwardness, weird pauses or uncomfortable note-taking action. You feel safe and supported and your problems seem figureoutable.

 

By the time you're ready to head home, you haven’t just immersed yourself in self-healing therapy, you’ve also spent time gently moving your body and absorbing nature. You’re feeling positive and looking forward to your next walking session. 

 

Inspired? 

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Our Story

IT ALL STARTED WITH A CHEEKY PUP CALLED DION.

Yep! That doggo on the left has helped change 3,651 lives (and counting). 


Our founder, former psychologist Maz Miller, used to bring Dion to the office. Maz loved that office. It had huge windows with mountain views, and paintings of the beach on the walls. Scented candles perfumed the air and nature sounds drifted softly out of the speakers.

 

But, something was missing...

One day, in a moment of stagnation with a client, Maz suggested they take Dion for a walk. ⁠⁠This client had been struggling to incorporate exercise into her lifestyle, so Maz figured, why not just do it right now?

 

Therapy took on a completely different shape during their walk. The beautiful scenery, the fresh air, Dion, the movement: it all worked to motivate and inspire both Maz and her client. As the session ended, Maz could tell that this was exactly what was missing from her practice.

She went on to trial walk and talk therapy with other clients and the results were unbelievable. People were literally walking their way through problems, improving their health and getting more out of every session.

 

So, Maz (and Dion!) started a movement. After seeing firsthand how powerful outdoor therapy can be, Maz launched walkandtalktherapy.com to share its benefits to connect you with your inner self and other local walk and talk therapists.

To experience the power of therapy in flow for yourself, sign up for your FREE Life Review Walking Session.

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So, you have some questions...

We get it – taking therapy outdoors seems like a big step. But, it’s actually safer, easier and more effective than you might think. Take a stroll through our FAQs to learn more.

FAQ

Is it private?


It certainly is. All our Walking Sessions are audio courses which you can listen to in your own time, at your own pace and in your own space. If you are choosing to walk with one of the walking therapist in our Therapist Directory ensure you are comfortable with their selected walking route to protect your privacy and confidentiality.




Is it ethical?


Walk and talk therapy is ethical and based on traditional concepts – the only difference is, it’s done in the outdoors and with a sprinkle of soul ;) This way of therapy has been used in many practices, especially when a therapist is client-focused and introducing movement and nature as part of tailoring the sessions to their client’s needs.




Do I have to be fit?


Nope, no need to be fit, actually a lot of people access this style of therapy when starting their health and fitness journey. The Walking Sessions are all yours and that includes how fast and far you’ll be walking.




What if it’s raining?


There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!




Who is not suited to walk and talk therapy?


Walk and talk therapy isn’t suited to people who simply feel more comfortable in an indoor space, are not interstied in spending time in nature or to go for a gentle walk.





What people say

"I'd never heard about walking therapy until I came across this service and I wish more people were aware of how beneficial it can be for people who would get more out of sessions if they were up and moving in nature."

"The walking is so much better than sitting still in a room as it allows me to think more clearly and talk through what is going through my mind more effectively."

"Promote and expand the awesome offering you have to help more people, especially those for which sitting in a room really isn't the best way!"

Walk and Talk Therapy in the Press

 
 
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