a Way to wellness was inspired by working with clients with a wide range of mental health support needs, in a natural setting. The feedback received, some of which is stated below has been very encouraging.

 

a Way to wellness  offers a type of Ecotherapy, also known as Nature or Green Therapy, and is a broad term used for nature-based methods of recovery and healing. It is helpful in treating physical, mental and psychological ailments by connecting with the natural world around us.

Ecotherapy works very well in reducing anxiety and stress, improves low mood, self-esteem and confidence and in the longer term reduces the reliance on medications commonly used to treat many mental health conditions.  Results over the three years of trialing "a Way to wellness" have seen some very positive outcomes, most notably with those diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and trauma related disorders including BPD/EUPD and PTSD.

Client SA stated this about Ecotherapy: "I never felt comfortable talking about my feelings in the confines of a room, but sitting on a log and being regularly joined by a friendly robin, or gently strolling through a field of buttercups, I could just let it all out and I always went away feeling better and could not wait for another session."

Client BF stated "Nothing has really worked, there was never enough time before it came to an end, but for the first time I am confident I am getting somewhere"

Client MA stated "Why is this not available on prescription, I've been taking medication for years but it's never made me feel better, but Ecotherapy is, I need this" (Client MA wanted me to add that they have started volunteering with a local environmental charity and this would have never been possible prior to the therapy)

Ecotherapy can be carried out while walking, it can be a short or longer walk or while seated within a green space.

a Way to wellness is offered as a one to one therapy or as part of a group walk for up to 25 people that uses a unique version of the "6 ways to well-being"  as a guide to managing and improving mental health.

 

Sessions start at £29.50 per hour for 1 to 1 support or  from £14.50 per person for groups of up to 12

An initial consultation is free.

For more details, send a message via the "let's chat" box below.

Or Email: stepforwardwellbeing@mail.com or Telephone: 07563 877583
 

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