'Think Different, Think Simple'
"Following my sudden unexpected surgery and illness I was totally lost, and possibly heading for a depressve illness due to extreme fatigue and lack of insight into myself and medics alike. The strategies that you delivered Claire were fundamental in not only recovery physically, but the ability to look forward to a future filled with new opportunites. A huge thank you."
We aim to empower people to utilise the therapeutic benefits of the great outdoors while introducing them to practical techniques for a healthier mindset. Our sessions take place predominantly on the beautiful Cannock Chase, 2684 hectares of coniferous and broadleaf woodlands in Staffordshire.
After an initial free telephone consultation, the first session takes place indoors and thereafter we walk and talk, weather permitting!
At OutdoorCure we are big believers in the therapeutic benefits of animals, in particular, dogs! We have our very own OutdoorCure therapy dog who can accompany you on sessions. We have found many clients relax more with her around and find her a great source of comfort and support. She is a great companion for your therapeutic session, whether this be in a walk and talk session or at your initial appointment.
Please contact us for more information.
Why the Outdoors?
'In every walk with nature, one receives far more
than he seeks' – John Muir
Researchers at Kings College London recently found that being outdoors, seeing trees, hearing bird song, seeing the sky and feeling in contact with nature were associated with higher levels of mental well being (2018).
It has been well documented that direct encounters with the natural outdoor world can aid healing emotional trauma, reduce stress, lower both heart rate and blood pressure.
Research has established that a view of nature, even through a window, speeds recovery from surgery. Studies found that observing the ever-changing environment in nature, enabled the study participants to cultivate a positive attitude, renewed attention, mindfulness, and sensory awareness which strengthened self-confidence and self-esteem.