This presentation is part of the Exploring the Great Outdoors session.
This session will focus on the benefits of the three combined components, walking, therapy, and nature. This presentation will aim to engage public health professionals and discuss the advantages of walking from a mental health perspective. One out of 5 adults experience mental illness in a given year. Walking therapy sessions, lead to a decrease in symptoms of anxiety, depression, and attentional issues all while providing the impetus for lifestyle changes. The session will explain best practices for engaging in walking therapy. The presentation will be peppered with case vignettes, and real clinical moments, with room for Q&A
Presenter: Jen Udler, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Worker, Walking Therapy