Just being active changes the chemicals in your brain
Walk-Talk therapy is a great way to get those endorphins flowing! When you are anxious or depressed this might seem like the last thing you want to do. Walking can be like taking an antidepressant without having to wait weeks for the effects! However, after getting the momentum flowing, you may be surprised how motived you are to do it again. Also, therapy is a learning process. Many studies show that exercising changes the brain by increasing the size of the hippocampus; a major memory center of the brain primarily linked to processing (thinking) and verbal memory. This litterally creates more memory space in your brain!
Walk-Talk Therapy isn’t for everyone.
Walk-Talk Therapy isn’t confidential as there can be no guarantee that others will not hear our conversation. While it is usually very private as I use the Lake Geneva Shore Path, it is unlikely that we will be walking in a crowd of people. It is more likely that the conversation would need to be paused to wait for passers/or to pass others before continuing the conversation. As you may already have considered both strangers and those you know could be within listening distance. You will be required to sign a form waiving this level of confidentiality.