February 14, 2024 Victor Freeman

Outdoor Therapy Has Many Benefits

Outdoor therapy, also known as ecotherapy and nature therapy, takes traditional therapy sessions away from the 1-to-1 room and outdoors into nature. This means therapeutic interventions and activities are facilitated in natural settings such as country parks, forests, or lakes.

The unique benefits of outdoor therapy stem from the healing power of nature. Immersed in natural environments, offers people the opportunity to reduce stress, improve mood, and increase feelings of relaxation and well-being. Nature’s beauty and tranquillity provide a calming backdrop for self-reflection and introspection, which in turn help to foster emotional healing and personal growth.

Furthermore, outdoor therapy often incorporates physical activities such as hiking, camping, or rock climbing, promoting physical health and vitality. Engaging in these activities fosters a sense of accomplishment and self-efficacy, boosting self-confidence and resilience.

"Outdoor therapy was really helpful for me. I love being outdoors generally but I have never been able to enjoy it as much as I have before having walk & talk sessions with David. The sessions have helped me to connect with nature and the outdoors in a very special way and the way he incorporates mindfulness into the sessions is amazing"


Outdoor therapy encourages individuals to connect with the natural world, fostering a deeper appreciation for the environment and promoting environmental stewardship. Spending time outdoors also encourages mindfulness and present-moment awareness, helping people to cultivate a greater sense of mindfulness/stillness/being present, and grounding.

Additionally, outdoor therapy offers a break from the distractions and pressures of daily life, allowing people to disconnect from technology and reconnect with themselves and others on a deeper level.

Please get in touch to find out more about how outdoor therapy could potentially be of benefit to you.