Welcome to the walk and talk therapy
If you love nature and already sit inside all day you've come to the right place. Being in nature has many therapeutic benefits so why not combine it with a therapy session for better results. Whether it's walking and talking in nature of sitting on a park bench you are being supported by nature and a caring counselor.
In addition to traditional in office therapy we also conduct sessions in local parks and on trails in places like Cedar Ridge Preserve. (Arlington, Mansfield & Cedar Hill).
The benefits of being in nature are abundant! There is a growing amount of research showing that being in nature reduces stress, anxiety and depression. (Research: http://www.florencewilliams.com/the-nature-fix ) (Scientific reasons to spend less time in the office by Lauren F Friedman and Kevin Loria - Businessinsider.com)
- After only 20 minutes walking in nature your stress hormone cortisol levels drop by 12.4% and 20 minutes sitting and gazing in nature lower them by 13.4%.
- Lower cortisol levels decrease the risk of anxiety, depression, heart disease, weight gain, and memory and concentration impairment
7% decrease in sympathetic activity (fight or flight), a 1.4% decrease in blood pressure, and a 5.8% decrease in heart rate.
Time in nature improves our mental performance and creativity 50% percent better on creative problem-solving tasks after three days of wilderness backpacking. Researcher David Strayer
After 2 days in the woods there's an increase in natural killer cells that aide in immunity
Time in forests seems to significantly improve mood in countless studies replicated in a variety of culture
Improved Short Term Memory – 20% better after a walk around an arboretum vs a city street – similar study on depressed individual boosted working memory