Why Walk & Talk is so effective
Getting on the move.
Get thoughts moving. New clarity.
To have the courage to go new ways.
From experience, everyone knows…
…talking while walking is simply easier for us easier, and conversations on the way are often of a special depth and intensity.
Hardly anything is better to get our head clearer and to see things from a different, freer perspective. perspective.
In the movement in the fresh air it is easier to get our thoughts and ideas moving.
We feel freer, see the world from a new perspective, detach ourselves more successfully from brooding and discover new strategies for action.
It is scientifically proven that the simple act of walking increases our own creativity.
The reason for this is that our two brain hemispheres communicate much better with each other in the slow, steady movement when walking
In addition, being outdoors Vitamin D levels, strengthens the immune system, relaxes the nervous system, sets endorphins, releases endorphins and lowers the stress hormone cortisol.
Walk & Talk uses all these effects and enables a sustainable process towards inner growth, health and higher quality of life
…if you feel uncomfortable at the thought of a of a conversation in a cramped office space and therefore have maybe avoided professional support, a Walk&Talk appointment is just the right thing for you.
Your possible topics
There are many good reasons why people seek sustainable support. My particular expertise lies in the areas:
professional and private crisis of meaning and decision-making crises
stress, exhaustion, overstrain, sleep disorders, inner restlessness, feelings of emptiness, burnout
Partnership problems and relationship crises
Fears and compulsions
Dealing with chronic pain and physical illnesses
Experiencing loss, separation and grief
Self-uncertainty, diminished self-esteem, depressive symptoms
…and through my many years of experience as a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I also offer counseling for parents on the assessment and handling of psychological problems of children and adolescents.
How did it all begin?
It all began when, as a senior physician I moved the conversation with a young adult outside to the park.
The client seemed more relaxed and free in his whole manner and told me about thoughts that he had that he had only rudimentarily told me about in the weeks before. Afterwards he seemed more energetic and in a better mood.
I increasingly moved the conversations outdoors and observed that the mood of the clients not only brightened for a short time, but this gain in energy often lasted, and that they felt more more satisfied.
We are not the first
Already Aristotle held his school of thought in ancient Greece while walking. Immanuel Kant used to take creative walks through his hometown of Königsberg and Herrmann Hesse wrote many books while he was walking in the mountains of Ticino. There are numerous other examples of people who realized that they could think better by thinking in motion.
The Walk & Talk method established itself at the end of the 1990s, mainly through the work of the American psychologist Dr. Kate Hays (Working it out: Using Exercise in Psychotherapy, 1999)
“I have thought my best thoughts and know no sorrow that cannot be made to go away.”
— Sören Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and writer
..and it is becoming more and more popular.
In New York’s Central Park, this setting is already a familiar option for many New Yorkers to see their therapist or coach. Especially people who sit in an office all day are increasingly choosing this uncomplicated, healthy dynamic outdoor setting.
Frequently asked questions – my answers
What happens in bad weather?
Rain and wind are in principle not a hindrance to a Walk&Talk.
Weatherproof clothing process us in almost any weather and even bad weather can be a positive experience in itself. I will provide two emergency umbrellas. If it should become nevertheless once too uncomfortable we sit down in the meantime in a café directly in the area to continue our talk.
When can I book Walk & Talk appointments?
We arrange the time by telephone. In principle, all times of the day into the evening are possible. Perhaps for suits an appointment during your lunch break or we can arrange an after work walk & talk. Weekend appointments are also an option.
Couldn't it be disturbing if we pass other people?
In my experience, my clients and I are perceived as completely normal walkers who are
engaged in a conversation.
Do I need a certain fitness level?
Not at all. You don’t have to worry about your fitness level or anything else. You always set the pace. And if you are disabled or in a wheelchair wheelchair, this is also not a hindrance. The main thing is to get moving.