If you are struggling with an eating disorder, we understand how overwhelming and isolating it can be. You may feel like you're trapped in a constant cycle of negative thoughts and behaviors, unable to break free and live the life you deserve. But don't lose hope - there is a refreshing, transformative and healing experience that awaits you.
Imagine walking through a lush green forest, surrounded by fresh air and sunshine, with a highly experienced therapist guiding you towards a path of healing and recovery.
Our nature-walk therapy sessions for individuals with eating disorders are designed to help you find your way back to a healthy relationship with food, your body, and yourself.
Unlike traditional talk therapy and counseling, our one-on-one nature walk-n-talks provide an opportunity to connect with nature and engage the senses, which can be incredibly calming and grounding. It encourages relaxation, reduces stress, and promotes self-reflection, making it an ideal environment for talk therapy and counseling. You'll be able to explore your thoughts and emotions in a safe and supportive environment while experiencing the beauty and serenity of nature.
Our therapist, Laura, understands the complexity and sensitivity of eating disorders, and offers a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to treatment. With evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness, she will help you understand the root causes of your disorder, develop new coping skills, and build a positive self-image. You'll be able to progress at your own pace and work towards recovery with a supportive therapist by your side.
You'll be surrounded by greenery and fresh air, which can improve your mood and increase feelings of happiness and positivity.
Moving your body releases endorphins, which are feel-good chemicals that can boost your mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Exposure to sunlight, an essential source of vitamin D, can help regulate your mood and improve overall sense of well-being.
Various forest preserve and nature area options in DuPage County
90 min sessions
Included in the Session
1 : a mini guided yoga/meditation
2 : a therapeutic walk
3 : a snack at the end of session
An example of what the session could look like:
Meet at the designated location
Start with a guided gentle stretch
Go for a walk and talk
Wind down with stretching and/or meditation
Wrap up with snack and discuss take aways from the session