Working with the relationship between running and therapy
This event presents an overview of the research, knowledge, and literature on the impact of running as therapy, and how therapists can integrate and work with running in their practice, both those who work outside and in the talking therapy space.
Last year I researched the relationship between running and therapy, which combined my passion for running with my practice in counselling and psychotherapy. I was intrigued by clickbait headlines which promoted running as a panacea for mental health alongside the divisive ‘running: cheaper than therapy’ quotes. I was interested in how running for therapeutic purpose integrates with talking therapies.
Delivered by Zoom, in a presentation format with opportunities for Q&A, the event shares the findings from the research and what can be applied in practice. It is for runners, therapists and anyone with an interest in movement for mental health and well-being.
The presentation covers:
1. Shared connections between running and therapy: societal, scientific and theoretical.
2. The history of running as therapy alongside the growth of outdoor and movement therapies.
3. Research findings: themes, quotes and connections.
4. Application and integration: taking the findings into practice.
Tickets for the event are available via Eventbrite by donation from £1.
This event is paid by donation - to cover costs in hosting the event. I believe in research being accessible to all, especially when participants in research give their time for free. There is no suggested donation amount, simply pay what you can afford.
Refunds: there are no refunds, due to the donation fee structure. However, should the event be significantly disrupted by technical issues by the host, then I will transfer your booking to the next date and, if needed, put on an additional event.
The Zoom link will be emailed 24 hours before each event.
Hosted by Lynn Findlay
Lynn is a counsellor and psychotherapist, and a keen runner who is passionate about movement for mental health. Lynn currently works in counselling private practice, with adults and young people, as well as undertaking independent social work and training. She has many years’ experience designing and delivering training in social care and therapy.