In a 2014 interview conducted by David Letterman regarding the internet series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld commented that part of the show’s success is based on his theory that, “Moving people around keeps them awake.”
What better reason to participate in walk and talk therapy? To keep client (and therapist) awake. smile emoticon
In all seriousness, however, there are some metaphorical parallels to movement in therapy.
Therapy is all about moving. Moving forward in life. Moving out of a place of “stuck-ness.” Moving outside of our comfort zones. Moving into new opportunities. Moving beyond fear. Continuing to move through ongoing difficult circumstances and struggles.
But what about staying awake? Awake to what? Awake to our options and the outside world. Awake to reality and our potential.
When people encounter extreme difficulty a common response is to want to curl up into the fetal position and check out of all activity. Or, when life is going smoothly inertia takes over, we shift into cruise mode, and greater potential is not pursued or realized.
Therapy can help wake us up and move us forward. Walk and talk therapy can do this in more than one way.
Interested in scheduling a walk and talk therapy session? Contact Denice at 404-895-1525 or Denice@WalkAndTalkAtlanta.com.