Research has repeatedly demonstrated that exercise significantly reduces levels of stress and anxiety, releases muscle tension, helps you sleep better and boosts the 'feel-good' endorphins that elevate the mood.
Additionally, time spent engaging with the natural environment has demonstrated healing on many different levels.
The field of ecotherapy – a form of experiential psychotherapy that seeks to promote healing and growth by reintegrating the individual with the natural world – highlights numerous physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of time spent in nature, including boosting self-esteem, improving the sense of well-being and making us happier and kinder.
Combine this with Mindfulness facilitation, and you have a range of very beneficial approaches all coming together at once!
As a Registered Mountain and Wilderness Guide, I offer Mindful Walking sessions according to your fitness ability and the time available to you.
Possible areas for walking include Kirstenbosch; Cecilia Forest/Constantia Nek; Silvermine East or West.
R550.00 per hour for first hour;
R300 per additional hour (or part thereof).
“Full day walks – individual or group – as well as multi-day Mindful hikes can also be arranged”.