Outdoor coaching & therapy: what makes it special?
In contrast to traditional coaching indoors, I’ll take you out for a “walk & talk” in nature where it’s much easier to get a broader perspective on things. Read on to find out what makes this form of coaching so different to other forms of coaching
Mirrors in nature
What path do you take? Which landscape do you feel drawn to? Nature offers a mirror to gain insight into yourself and your situation. A rich spectrum of images, symbols and metaphors unfolds in nature. Answers to questions are often unexpectedly simple and powerful.
Empty your mind
During an outdoor coaching session it’s much easier to clear your head and unwind. The rhythmic movement of walking improves coordination between the brain hemispheres and endorphins are released, which give a positive and relaxed feeling. All this ensures that you can relax, be more creative and better at seeing solutions.
Body & mind balance
Not only your head but also your body is a source of information. A coaching walk strengthens the connection between reasoning and feeling, making you more aware of physical signals. By listening to your body, you’ll discover your own inner compass and that will help you sense which choice or solution is right for you at the moment.
Health effects of coaching in nature
Science also supports coaching in nature. Research has shown that nature coaching is effective for burnout, stress complaints, mild depression and concentration problems. It has been proven that job satisfaction, self-esteem, enthusiasm, hope and satisfaction increase after walking coaching.
Would you like to experience outdoor coaching?
Book an intake walk at Meijendel in Wassenaar and find out for yourself. You’re very welcome.