Walk & Talk for Wellness Group

Walk & Talk for Wellness Group

At Oakridge Counselling we are passionate about developing opportunities
for people to experience and enjoy the physical and mental health benefits
of therapy in Mother Nature’s Playground.

Elizabeth Lacey MSW RSW

Our 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 participants

Who is Walk & Talk for Wellness (WATW) For?

Our Group program is for adults that would like to explore alternate session options outside of the traditional indoor, sit down, office setting within a group format.

The Group WATW Program is appropriate if:

  • you are curious about alternatives to the traditional indoor, seated group counselling format
  • you can physically manage gentle walking for 50 minutes
  • your mental health is stable
  • you can manage the limitations/challenges/differences in privacy outdoors
  • you can manage the increased need for boundary setting surrounding confidentiality ie: when seeing someone you know while in session in an outdoor setting
  • you want/need 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 you might benefit from moving your body while managing the intensity of therapeutic work
  • you find the sustained face to face and/or eye contact of in office sessions or individual therapy uncomfortable
  • you get emotionally triggered or mentally stuck with in office sessions and wonder if you would do better moving and in the outdoor air
  • your breath is effected in office sessions and you wonder if your breathing would be more regulated when you are walking
a group of 3 people outside walking

WATW might NOT be appropriate if?

  • you prefer the traditional in-office, seated group counselling format
  • you have a physical health condition or limitation, an injury, a breathing problem, skin condition, vision problem, vertigo or pain for example, that are 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 are not able to manage the increased need for boundary setting or decreased privacy

“Walk & Talk for Wellness Group”

4 week Group Program
Max. 6 participants
Mondays April 3-24, 23
10 am -11 am

Investment of $149 per person
Registration open Now

A no charge consultation call with Elizabeth Lacey is required before the program starts to discuss confidentiality, physical health and safety differences when participating in therapy in an outdoor environment.

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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 MSW RSW also offers Individual Counselling specializing in Women’s Health including relationship counselling, balancing competing role demands, managing symptoms of anxiety, depression and overwhelm and prioritizing time for self and self care.

She offers a FREE 15 minute consult for all new clients to determine if there is a good with Elizabeth as counsellor for them.Book your FREE Consult Call online in less than 5 minutes.

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