Alternatives to Traditional Talk Therapy

Alternatives to Traditional Talk Therapy


it’s National Women’s Health Week so right now the women are asking and the women’s magazines fitness director Jen aider I’m excited so you tell us about women’s health yeah so every year we’ve partnered with the doctors and the office on women’s health and it’s just all about empowering women to give them the tools and the confidence to live their best life and be healthy and take action you know and be healthy happy and confident be afraid to ask questions no matter how weird they seem or there’s a we all share a lot in common at the end of the day so nothing’s really too embarrassing to ask and I love that it starts every year in May on Mother’s Day [Applause] women will take care of everybody else and then you have to stop and think to yourself who’s taking care of me mm-hmm so you ladies ready to get started absolutely let’s get started let’s get to the questions see be a snapchat so I’m interested in therapy but I don’t know how I feel about sitting down to someone I barely know and telling them all my life problems any ideas on how to make this a little bit easier yeah so walk and talk therapy definitely a thing definitely helpful for certain people and I actually do this with my patients some of them really respond well to it especially ones who might be a little shy so a lot of extreme anxiety can interfere with the emotional bond that you have to build with your therapists in session sometimes kids who are very active like ADHD type behaviors they really just respond well and actually I’ve also found that sometimes it helps with patients who have a lot of trauma because when somebody’s been through trauma they really build those walls up and so when you do the walk and talk therapy people are on an even plane you’re walking side by side it’s a great metaphor and you get to incorporate some level of exercise into it’s just another chance to have some good modeling for your patients there is something incredibly feeling about forward motion you know it gives you kind of time and space to process and so whether you’re doing it on your own or at the therapist it’s there’s something very calming and very positive about moving forward and I think that that’s like you said combined with the actual exercise benefits you know research shows that even little bouts of exercise reduces anxiety improves mood and that lingers afterwards so you’re just boosting whatever benefit you’re also getting from the therapy session and it works not in therapy sessions either I mean going out with my friends I’ve had some of the most like deep commander’s Elisha Wright she’s seen moments from a long run or a hiker just a walk around a park like there is something very disarming and vulnerable about just walking with somebody you’re not looking at them all the time it’s not that like face-to-face that make you kind of timid to say something and it’s a really it’s a great way to strengthen bonds or work through things as you’re also getting some workout I like that so it will leave you feeling good and looking good all right what woman doesn’t want

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