Walk & Talk for Wellness Group

Counselling London Ontario view of Bridge over the Thames River and down town London

At Oakridge Counselling we like to create opportunities for people to experience the physical and mental health benefits of therapy in Mother Nature’s Playground.The Walk & Talk for Wellness Group is a safe and gentle outdoor activity, that meets once a week for 4 weeks, in groups of no more than 6 people, in Springbank Park in London Ontario

Who is the group for?

The Walk & Talk for Wellness Group is for adults that would like to explore different options for their counselling sessions.

Our Walk & Talk for Wellness Group is appropriate if:

  • you are curious about alternatives to the traditional indoor, seated format
  • you can physically manage gentle walking for 50 minutes
  • your mental health is stable
  • you are okay with the privacy differences outdoors
  • you are able to set boundaries as required for confidentiality ie: when seeing someone you know, when sessions are done outside
  • you want to spend less time sitting for your physical health
  • you like group therapy or want to see what a group therapy program is like
  • you like learning from other clients experiences in a group setting
  • you want to learn or to practice new coping skills with your therapist outside of the office
  • you think that moving your body might help you cope with difficult emotional work
  • you find the on going face to face and/or eye contact of in office sessions or individual therapy uncomfortable
  • you get triggered or mentally stuck with in office sessions and wonder if you would do better moving and in the outdoor air
  • you wonder if your breathing would be more regulated when you are walking outside
a group of 3 people outside walking

Walk & Talk for Wellness Group might NOT be appropriate if?

  • you prefer the traditional in-office, seated group counselling format
  • you have a physical health condition or limitation that is worse with movement or when in outdoor conditions
  • you are physically unable to do a gentle or slow walk for 50 minutes
  • you are doing trauma work in session
  • you are worried about getting “too emotional” or crying in a more public setting
  • you are starting medication for a mental health condition or another condition and are not sure how you will feel or function on it
  • your mental health symptoms are not well managed or stable
  • you get distracted outside and might not be able to use the therapy time well outside of the office setting
  • you are concerned about seeing someone you know while in an outdoor session and don’t feel able to manage the boundaries required

“Walk & Talk for Wellness Group”

4 week Group Program
Max. 6 people
Cost to Attend: $149 (hst included) per person


The Benefits of Walk & Talk Therapy

Ready to Sign up for the “Walk & Talk for Wellness Group?”

If you have questions about the program or would like to
Schedule your “Pre-Group Consultation Call” with Elizabeth Lacey

Elizabeth Lacey specializing in Counselling for Women’s & Clinical Supervision for Couples Therapists. As well as Relationship Therapy for One and counselling for mental health symptom management and self care and individual Walk & Talk Therapy Sessions. Sessions are available in-person in London Ontario and online throughout Ontario.

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