Resources on mental health and walk-talk therapy:

American Psychological Association, September 2018, A Natural Fit “Therapy and exercise needn’t be mutually exclusive. Here’s how to incorporate the outdoors, walking, and other exercise into therapy in a way that’s good for clients and for you.”

Glamour Magazine, December 2017: Walk and Talk Therapy is a Legit Thing “The addition of movement also allows therapists to observe breath, pace, gait, and posture, and incorporate that information as part of their therapeutic process.”


CNN, April 2017, It’s Spring! Take a Walk with your Therapist “Naturally, exercise creates endorphins, those feel-good hormones. So for someone who may be experiencing depression or grief, just being outside can help improve their emotional and mental state. And then adding therapy on top of that can help them.”

Star Tribune, February 2014, Walk and Talk Therapy May Be Gaining Ground  “Some counselors are mixing movement with traditional talk therapy in hopes of getting clients to open up.”

WebMD, Walk and Talk Therapy “Exercise is good for the body and mind. It may improve psychotherapy sessions, too.”

Thrive Global, Walk This Way “Get up and start walking, and our minds can slow down and be more focused.”

TEDWomen 2017, TED Talk: The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage “Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health, and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and potentially life-changing talk, she challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility.”