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Walk & Talk

Walk and talk out your many thoughts and feelings!

  • 45 min
  • $45
  • Open Door Counsel & Life Coaching

Service Description

Come walk and talk to destress. Take a walk and talk freely about life, stress, relationships, work, grief, disappointment, dreams, goals, marriage, family, kids, money, the pandemic, healthcare, FB, Youtube, Google, Tik tok, Instagram, the weather, news, sports, favorite movie, LGBTQ+ or stepkids. Get things off of your chest. I listen to your struggles with no judgment or advice. No topic is too much or too little. Studies have shown that simply talking about our problems and sharing our negative emotions with someone we trust can be profoundly healing—reducing stress, strengthening our immune system, and reducing physical and emotional distress (Pennebaker, Kiecolt-Glaser, & Glaser, 1988). We can also experience a healing effect with simple mindfulness practice—consciously noting and labeling our emotions (“sad,” “anxious,” “confused”). By paying attention and naming these feelings, we can watch them dissipate, fading from our minds as we become more mindful, centered, and at peace (Lieberman et al, 2007). Revealing why verbalizing helps heal our emotional pain, neuroscience studies by Lieberman et. al. (2007) and Vago and Silbersweig (2012) have found that labeling our feelings reduces activation in the amygdala, our brain’s alarm system that triggers the fight-or-flight reaction. When we give words to our emotions, we move away from limbic reactivity by activating those parts of the brain that deal with language and meaning in the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (Lieberman et al, 2007). We become less reactive and more mindfully aware. A Walk & Talk is not mental health counseling. If you need mental health counseling, Google it for your local area. It is a 45-minute walk with a buffer at each end of the hour for sharing resources or having some water together.


Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, contact me at least 12 hours in advance. If you do not, any prepaid money will not be refunded. If you are a no-show more than once OR you cancel more than twice, your right to book may be revoked.


Contact Details

  • 503 West E Street, Iron Mountain, MI, USA

    906-239-2394

    opendoorclc@gmail.com


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