Walk Inniú | 7 Benefits from Walking and being Outdoors
Walk Inniú Counselling Psychotherapy Outdoors is David Staunton’s response to provide people in Ireland with an introduction and access to Ecotherapy.
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7 Benefits from Walking and being Outdoors

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7 Benefits from Walking and being Outdoors

Why should we walk?

 

  1. Exercise such as walking releases endorphins in our brains and this makes us feel better.

 

  1. Medical and General Practitioners advise us that walking outdoors in nature can support us with many health issues such as obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and aid us with post cancer fatigue.

 

  1. Even leisurely walking outdoors improves our mood, self- esteem, and increases our motivation.

 

  1. When we walk in sunshine – we absorb Vitamin D and this helps us to reduce our levels of depression/low mood.

 

  1. When we walk outdoors in nature it can inspire and support us to grow, heal and learn, develop a sense of belonging, whilst restoring our self acceptance.

 

  1. After walking outdoors for even a short time – we are less likely to feel or tell ourselves we are ‘stuck’.

 

  1. Walking outdoors is good for the planet. Ecotherapy and ecopsychology are based on the assumption that as humans we have an innate instinct to connect emotionally with nature. In doing so we tend to care more for nature and become more aware of the poor treatment our planet receives from humankind. This reduces defence mechanisms such as avoidance and denial allowing us to move into a more accepting, caring and centred place.

 

 

Enjoy your walk…

2 Comments
  • Orla brady

    October 15, 2016 at 7:50 pm Reply

    Is there a program for the walking game?.
    I would like to jo in one of your walking groups.
    I suffer from depression and love walking not climbing
    Many thanks
    Orla Brady

    • David

      October 25, 2016 at 8:45 am Reply

      Hi Orla,

      Thank you for your comment and I am sorry to hear about your depression. We would be delighted to welcome you to any of the walking groups and glad to hear that you love walking (there is no climbing involved). The next walk is in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sunday the 13th of November 2016 (Check out Ecotherapy Workshops here on the website) or if you would like more information about counselling psychotherapy outdoors feel free to call me on 086 033 99 33.

      Warmest Wishes to you,
      David

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