Recently, walk and talk therapy has become a thing. In the wake of K leaving (she and I have our last appt. June 20th), I’ve considered whether or not I want to stick with EMDR. And, I’ve considered things like walk and talk therapy because I love the idea of bringing the progress outdoors, where I feel embraced by nature. There is something that feels really safe about that.
I kept pondering this as I went for several hikes this weekend with family. We went to Great Falls first:
Then we went to Dark Hollow Falls:
Being able to explore these places of wonder with my family, particularly my nephews, gave me some amazing perspective. I realized that I don’t need a therapist to tag along with me in nature to make important revelations, I can do that on my own. So, I’ve decided, I keep hiking. I keep spending valuable time with family cultivating some relationships and repairing others.
And, as for my therapy, J (the former group therapist, whom I absolutely adored) has an opening for me, so I’ll finally get to work with her individually. This means, I’ll continue on with the EMDR. I think this is for the best, I get the best of both worlds.