Walk Inniú | Green Prescription
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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Fork in the path

Which is the best ecotherapy option for you?

 

As a client at Walk Inniú, you will always have choice. Why? Because deep down, you know what’s right for you.

 

All of our ecotherapy approaches at Walk Inniú are facilitated in a warm and welcoming manner; they are inclusive, practical and based on best professional practice. Our approaches are created to help you, wherever you are in your life and we keep your needs firmly in mind.

 

At different times in your life, you may need to take a particular approach towards improving your wellbeing. And who best to know your ‘likes and dislikes’ but you! For some people, the feeling of belonging that they enjoy when participating in a walk and talk group is just what they need. Others may prefer the more confidential ‘one to one’ approach, particularly if they have something they wish to share in a smaller, safer space.

 

Nature has an immense capacity to help us learn, heal and grow. It is only through understanding our relationship with nature can we authentically and reciprocally experience a more compassionate connection with ourselves, our loved ones, our communities and our planet. Taking the time to create your personalised ‘green prescription’ will help you grow in awareness of your many and varied relationships, leaving you feeling more certain of yourself and more resourced on your personal path of life.

 

So give yourself some time to reflect on the 3 various ecotherapy options below and trust yourself to make a good choice – you will instinctively know which approach suits you best.

 

(Individual)
COUNSELLING
PSYCHOTHERAPY OUTDOORS

individual COUNSELLING PSYCHOTHERAPY OUTDOORS

 

(Get in touch)

If life is not feeling quite right for you right now or if many of your current experiences seem overly challenging and complex, take heart and know that the wisdom and ability to make positive change is within you. Allow yourself a little help by meeting with David for counselling psychotherapy outdoors. Your first introductory appointment is free.

 

 

 

(Groups)
ECOTHERAPY
HEDGE SCHOOL

 

Mindful Walking Mindful Walking as part of a mandala exercise incorporating nature

(Reserve your place now)

David provides ecotherapy group workshops customised for your group or organisation’s needs and requirements. Each workshop includes an introduction to ecotherapy and ecopsychology, digital detox, walk and talk and re-wilding exercises.

Please contact David to find out about the customised group options available.

 

 

 

(Individual)
Create your own
GREEN
PRESCRIPTION

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(Book now)

Meet with David for a 90 minute ‘one to one’ outdoor session to explore your personal relationship with nature and develop your unique prescribed guide to help you improve your health and wellbeing.

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Accepting natures help with change

Indecision, Ambivalence and Anxiety – 3 common experiences on our path towards making change

Fork in the path

 

We are all familiar with the search for decision. Major life-span decisions are required of us in areas such as our education, our relationships, perhaps in family planning and around our health and lifestyle. Countless smaller daily decisions are required almost incessantly. We make many decisions almost automatically without much deliberation or consequence, but others may leave us feeling ‘stuck’, a feeling that may perhaps stay with us for years.

 

We are not alone in our ambivalence; this is a theme which affects us all.

 

The coming of another spring and summer can often shine a light into the hidden corners of our lives.  It can remind us of tasks not yet achieved, personal dilemmas not yet resolved nor goals not yet explored nor perhaps even considered. The sun may lull our procrastinating selves towards pushing even further away some much needed change and decision onto that most elongated of digits – proverbially known as the ‘long finger’.

 

But yet time ticks on, days into weeks, into months, into seasons, into years and into lifetimes.  Many of us carry a grief and sadness when we contemplate what we feel is ‘lost time’ because we know deep down that we would feel so much better if we could just take some of the steps towards making the changes we want to experience in our lives.

 

However, we may simply not feel ready for change nor for making a particular decision. ‘Readiness to change’ is all too often overlooked with many people placing the focus on the actual change itself or the desired goal and not necessarily on themselves and their confidence levels in relation to achieving the change.

 

How availing of ecotherapy and ecopsychology can help us with making change

 

Nature is the very essence of change – everything in nature is constantly changing.  Ubiquitous and exceptional examples of change are being modelled by the natural world in plain sight; we just have to look a little more carefully.

 

Nature is regulated by the seasons and it’s becoming increasingly more common that many humans are feeling ‘out of synch’ with the natural rhythms of the earth.  For some, the sun shining high in the summer sky might remind them of the breakneck speed of which time and indeed their lives seem to be flying by.  If the change we desire in our lives seems ‘unachievable’ or the decision we are contemplating seems too challenging, we are often very likely to repress it or confine it to our dreams.

 

Sadly, for many of us, our demanding and busy existence is so often swamped in a sea of technology and consumerism. This busyness ensures that we have become quite separated for unhealthy periods from the natural world. Is it any wonder we might forget our natural abilities in relation to the concept of change?

 

Clients who have availed of counselling psychotherapy outdoors with Walk Inniú generally comment on how ‘safe and encouraged’ they feel in relation to the natural therapeutic space.  They seem to experience it as a ‘fluid, evolving and unfolding space’ making it much more likely to be a ‘space and place where change happens’ in comparison to the more ‘static’ traditional indoor setting.

 

At ‘Walk Inniú’, giving yourself a ‘green prescription’ through participation in our outdoor ecotherapy ‘walk and talk’ groups, means that you create more space to explore your relationship with ‘other than human’ nature and it may surprise you what you could learn about yourself.  By exploring your ‘eco – psychological dynamic’ through an interactive ecotherapy workshop, you can learn how to resource yourself more and regulate your mood and energies, thus ensuring change and decision making becomes much more likely.

 

Ecotherapy Hedge School

Mindful Walking

Mindful Walking as part of a mandala exercise incorporating nature

 

David provides ecotherapy group workshops customised for your group or organisation’s needs and requirements. Each workshop includes an introduction to ecotherapy and ecopsychology, digital detox, walk and talk and re-wilding exercises.

Please contact David to find out about the customised group options available.

 

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Walk and Talk Green Therapy in the Dublin Mountains

 

 

With the sun still low in the sky across the Dublin Mountains on a recent bright and frosty morning in Massey Woods, it was my great pleasure to yet again welcome a hardy group of walkers who took part in this year’s ‘Ecotherapy Walk and Talk’ as part of South Dublin County Council’s ‘Social Inclusion Week 2017’.

 

As always, I felt privileged to have facilitated such a wonderful walk.  Despite it being winter, there was still a lot of green to be enjoyed, particularly from the holly trees which stood out so dramatically against the crisp blue sky.  Although I know this old city of ours pretty well, I always seem to learn about yet another favourite walking spot from participants when they speak about their own favourite walk and this group was no different as they reminded me of the natural healing that is available to all of us.  Walk and Talk participants always have something positive to say about how they benefit from their self-prescribed ‘Green Therapy’.

 

So what are you waiting for?

 

Write yourself your very own ‘Green Prescription’ this winter, wrap up well, wear plenty of layers and take some time to notice the ‘other-than-human’ nature that surrounds you.

You might be surprised how much it benefits you…

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