Outdoor therapy is therapy with nature as it’s consultation room. We walk in beautiful Cronesteyn in Leiden. We use symbols and metaphors from nature around us that serve your process. When appropriate, we do exercises in and with nature. Because we walk next to each other, this therapy is often experienced as more equal. During therapy you literally get moving and therefore get in your body. This and the symbolic use of nature helps you to get out of your head and more in touch with your feelings. This way of therapy allows you to experience more than just talking. Moreover, it has been scientifically proven that exercising outdoors reduces stress hormones and increases happiness hormones. In addition, it has a positive effect on blood pressure, sleep quality, concentration, heart rate, relaxation and creativity. So you get these positive effects “for free”. If you are a talker, then outdoor therapy is still suitable. I always tailor the therapy to your needs and what suits you. In addition, the combination of outdoor and online therapy is also possible.
Why choose outdoor therapy in Leiden at Your Time Therapy?
Outdoor therapy can be done for almost any complaint and type of person, but is extra helpful in some situations.
- The “free” benefits of outdoor therapy are extra helpful for mood and stress-related complaints.
- You have difficulty getting to your feelings, or find it difficult to put words to them.
- You would like to experience in addition to having conversations
- You’d rather walk side by side than sit across from each other
Your Time Therapy is a registered outdoor psychologist.