Walk and Talks
More than a simple combination of counselling with the great outdoors, this is an intentional practice to widen perception and reconnect with our primary interconnection with nature. It is an indigenous practice of opening up to what is beyond our narrow focus to the ever-present awesomeness of our world and our place within it.
Dundee has beautiful scenic walkways and river views available to us to explore.
Nature becomes our therapy room and in concert with nature, we can accept nature's invitation to reconnect. Walking side by side, we might collect small items and create art in nature such as mandalas, balancing stones, making sound with leaves and sticks, finding metaphor with your life experiences and how nature has so much to teach us, doodling what we see and how it makes you feel.
As a form of ecotherapy, Walk and Talks are a practice of slowing down to notice the world we inhabit and where our encounters with the other than human world are at the centre of our attention and intention. This practice enables us to hold dual attention to our bodies in relationship with the body of earth, attuning to our senses, including gravity, space, air to name a few.
"What happens...when we allow nature itself to be the primary therapist or guide, while the human mentor or adviser becomes more of an assistant to nature, an agent or handmaiden of the wild?"
Walk and Talks are not suitable if you are in extreme distress or crisis. Contact me to discuss what service would best suit your needs.
A session can go ahead in light rain and we can confirm several hours in advance whether it is possible to proceed with our arrangement. If the weather is too severe, we can alternate to a creative session indoors if that feels right for you.
Prior to arranging a Walk and Talk, we would have a "Getting to Know You" session.
Walk and Talk sessions are available on Fridays and on Saturday mornings. They are one hour in length. See fees page.