Hiking Therapy

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:

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Beautiful waterfall #1
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Warrior 3
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My mother, my sister, and me

Then we went to Dark Hollow Falls:

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Slanting with the rock warrior
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The beautiful waterfall

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Investigating with my nephew

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.

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5 thoughts on “Hiking Therapy

    1. Yes! It has been almost a year but I can. She was the first person I called when K said she was leaving. And the timing worked out. One of her clients is leaving just as I would need to slip onto the schedule. I’m going to miss K but I’m hopeful about working with J.

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