Huw Davies Therapy and Supervision
As well as endorphins, exercise also releases adrenaline, serotonin, and dopamine. These chemicals work together to make you feel good.
I can offer you a different approach to the traditional ‘talking therapy’. We meet up in a lovely spot in the Quantock foothills a short distance from my usual practice room and we ‘walk and talk’.
Sometimes (with your agreement) my well behaved dogs may come along and we discover a beautiful and relaxing environment where the stresses of modern life may start to seem more distant. Walking and talking can be really useful for those suffering from anxiety, stress, depression or trauma including post traumatic stress symptoms. Exercise decreases the stress hormones such as cortisol and increases endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural feel good chemicals, and when they are released through exercise, your mood is boosted naturally. As well as endorphins, exercise also releases adrenaline, serotonin, and dopamine. These chemicals work together to make you feel good.
We initially meet up in my usual practice room to discuss whether ‘walking therapy’ will be useful and appropriate for you. We will then decide how we will put it into practice bearing in mind the differences in this style of counselling. We may discuss issues such as confidentiality because we are outside and may meet other people, as well as practical things like making sure we have the correct clothes and footwear, bearing in mind the unpredictability of the British weather!