Walking the talking
Walking the Talking: Exploring how we include walking in our therapeutic practice
In this six-hour experiential CPD, we will be exploring how we might do just that - go for a walk with our clients and investigate how we might develop this further in the context of our therapeutic practice, with reference to therapy, mindfulness, neuroscience and current embodied thinking.
This workshop will explore:
- The issue of just sitting and our somewhat sedentary culture.
- The benefits of walking, physiological, psychological, neurological and psychospiritual.
- The three domains of walking: prepersonal, personal and transpersonal.
The practicalities: how long is a good walk? Might it just be built into a session?
- Professional issues around walking: ethics, limits and good shoes
Urban or rural?
- Medicine walk: the walk is a mirror that reflects signs/symbols of your inward quest. Ask who are my people, who do think/worry about. Walk, rest. Hold a question about one’s life. Walk. What do you encounter?
- the poetry of walking
- walking and talking
- breathing and walking
- walking sticks
- mindful walking
- forest bathing
- the fork in the road: embodied dilemmas
- walking with a higher power
- compassionate walking
- the walk less travelled: resilience walking
- walking with... loss, anger, jealousy
- post-walk reflections
- case studies
- supervision and walking
This workshop is facilitated by Graeme Armstrong and provides six hours of CPD.
To book or find out more information, go to jesmondtherapycentre.co.uk.
About the host
Graeme has been a therapist since 1998. Originally trained in the person-centred approach he then continued his training with Relate in Rugby using psychodynamic and behavioural approaches to counsel couples in their relationships. In 2004, he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Couple Therapy with the University of Manchester, integrating psychodynamic and systemic approaches with human sexuality; this was broadened with a further Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Therapy through the University of Hull in 2009.
Since then, Graeme has undergone training with Mark Whyte in CBT for couples and has extensive training in working with couples when domestic violence is experienced. Graeme currently works with individuals, couples, families and young people in Newcastle as a counsellor and clinical supervisor.
Graeme successfully completed the second part of an MSc in Mindfulness and Compassion at Samye Ling Tibetan Monastery, Eskdalemuir, through the University of Aberdeen and has been awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Mindfulness with distinction. He is currently teaching mindfulness including through the Mindfulness Association in Scarborough, Eskdalemuir, York and London.