Therapeutic Hiking Group for women on a path to health in mind, body, and spirit while navigating adulthood.
Monthly Therapeutic Hiking Group first Friday of every month starting February 5th, 1pm-2:15pm @ Cromwell Valley Park in Towson, Maryland.
Come hike, learn, and connect with others on a similar path! This is a great opportunity to supplement therapy and personal growth work to be healthier emotionally and manage life, as well as safely socialize during this weirdly isolating time.
Intention of the group: Support like-minded women interested and in pursuit of self-understanding and growth to experience deep social connections and experience the benefits of nature and movement. Nature + Social Connection = Better health for mind, body & spirit.
Our 75 minutes together will include:
* Group sharing to foster connection
* Discussion topics to think and move with
* Tools to walk away with
We will maintain CDC guidelines, wearing masks is required and 6 feet distance between participants.
Sessions are $50.
Resources for more info on the benefits of nature, movement, and social connection:
https://armchairexpertpod.com/pods/sanjay-gupta-returns Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks on the ArmChair Expert podcast, saying the best thing you can do for your brain is take a walk in the woods with a friend and discuss your problems.
This group is a good fit for you if:
You are currently or recently in individual therapy and are aware that you've picked up some unwanted patterns of thinking from your parents. You are realizing that adulthood comes with challenges- dating & relationships, levels of consumption, your relationship with money, your self-esteem and socializing, body image, your relationship with food. All these areas of your life are things you are beginning to explore, notice what you've learned from your parents and what is and is not working for you. You've likely begun the path of shifting some things and making new decisions for yourself that are different then how you were brought up, yet you still find yourself at times running into old ways of doing things. You also are realizing with added self-awareness that you don't have many authentic, close connections, particularly in Baltimore, and with the added challenge of the pandemic, you are finding it difficult to find ways of creating new connections with people who also want to be healthy and intentional with the way they are living.
The group is NOT for you if:
You aren't willing to look inside or wanting to increase your self-awareness. You are a very active substance abuser. You want agreement for all your problems. You've never been to therapy. You are in an abusive relationship. If any of these are the case, and you are interested but questioning whether or not you are a good fit, please feel free to email me and let me know and we can have a conversation about what might be a good next step for you!
If we've never met, I'd be happy to do a free 15 minute phone consultation to make sure the group hike is a good fit for you and as a chance to connect!