Taking clients outdoors for a change of environment has been successful in ways of:
- Increased calmness
- Deepened breathing
- New interest
- Accepting condition
- Lowering anxiety, depression and pain
- Less tension and more flexibility
- Increased hopefulness
- Relief of depression
As a client enjoys these differences they will generally bring up a thought, experience or worry that they have not voiced that could be closer the to source of their condition.
Some ways of working outdoors with adults and children:
- Personal Movement/Cognitive Therapy Session
- Empathy Coaching
- Relationship Coaching
- Increasing Focused Movement Abilities using Awareness building skills, ie. Walking
- Contemplative Movement for cognitive Therapy and Connection (effective with children and painful relationships issues)
An example is my most recent success is with a centurion who has suffered sever anxiety and depression that keeps them in a state of tension and nausea. Being outside resulted in marked improvement in their current state of mind and understanding of the relationships between tension, anxiety, mental state, cognitive abilities, nausea and movement.
Their home that has become their prison of ill-health and getting outdoors changes their focus of attention. It has changed the view, smell, sounds, temperature and has them feeling the ground. It has shifted their focus of attention and became a distraction to expand their limited focus.
Connect with Renee @ Inside for more information or inquires on how to enjoy coaching and personal treatments outdoors!
Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000