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Getting Started as a Walking Therapist: A Step-by-Step Guide

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Explore the scientific under-pinnings of walking-based format of psychotherapeutic treatment and which clients it may be appropriate for.
  2. Develop ethical guidelines and informed consent that include specific considerations for public walking therapy.
  3. Examine the risks and benefits of walking therapy.
  4. Learn the 3 significant factors that are active during walk and talk, combining movement, nature, and therapy.
  5. Learn how to conduct a session while outdoors; including seeing others on the trail, handling the various weather conditions, different terrain, and how to use nature to enhance the effectiveness of the therapy.
  6. Learn 4 specific mindfulness-based strategies that can be used during outdoor and walking therapy.

Outline

Introduction


Walking therapy 101: 

History, research, and evidence of walk and talk therapy 

Getting started: The Most Important First Steps 

How to harness the environment for therapeutic success 

Putting it All Together: Strategies to Prepare for your outdoor practice. 

A Client Demonstration Session with Commentary

Copyright : 08/03/2021

Getting off the Couch: How to Incorporate Walking Therapy in your Practice

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Investigate the scientific under-pinnings of walking-based format of psychotherapeutic treatment and which clients it may be appropriate for. 
  2. Categorize the significant elements that are applied during walk and talk, combining movement, nature, and therapy. 
  3. Propose how to conduct a session while outdoors; including seeing others on the trail, handling the various weather conditions, different terrain, and how to use nature to enhance the effectiveness of the therapy. 
  4. Apply 2 specific mindfulness-based strategies that can be used during outdoor and walking therapy.

Outline

Copyright : 22/09/2020