"... going out I found was really going in." John Muir
The Nook is located just a few minutes away from Bolsterstone situated on the northern boundary of the Peak District. Because of this Woman to Woman is able to offer therapy sessions in the countryside to those who love being in the outdoors and closer to nature. This is often known as Walk Talk Therapy. Other locations where this can take place include Bradfield Dale, Derwent Edge and Langsett.
Experience and research indicates that nature has a therapeutic effect on those that engage with it. This is the case whether interaction is passive or active. Using the countryside as the setting for therapy gives the client opportunities to relate either directly or indirectly with the landscape. For some, just being in The Great Outdoors as a back drop to the therapeutic process may be enough. Others may want to focus more intentionally on the environment around them using their senses and becoming aware of their inner and outer responses. This may then provide a tool to explore their emotional and psychological circumstances. Whichever is chosen - and it may be a mixture of the two - the experience of being in a more natural landscape is an enriching and healing one.
Walks are preset and have been risk assessed to ensure your safety as far as possible. You will need to wear suitable footwear and clothing taking the weather conditions into account.
You may want to think about whether you'd prefer to be in an open landscape, moorland for example, or a more enclosed one such as a woodland. We can discuss this before we start the therapy and it may change from week to week depending on how you are feeling. We will need an indoor session initially as part of the assessment and contracting process. Health and safety and maintaining confidentiality in the outdoors will also be discussed in this session. If the weather is too poor then the therapy session will take place indoors at The Nook. We can be in touch about this beforehand. It may also be that you would prefer a mixture of indoor and outdoor sessions which we can arrange on a weekly basis.