The Observatory Practice hypnotherapy centre is giving a big thumbs up to the organisers of Love Parks Week (25 July to 3 August 2014) and is keen to remind clients of the importance of getting out in the open air.
Clients who work long hours, then spend most of their non-work time on laptops, catching up with housework, or watching TV. It’s not unusual for them to report that the only time they are outdoors is when they walk from the car to the door of their house, office, or supermarket.
“When I ask people what they would like to be different, almost invariably they will say something like, ‘I’d be going for a nice long walk in the fresh air’. There’s a bit of them that knows that getting sunlight and fresh air is good for them, they’re just not doing it”.
Spending time in green open spaces, in contact with nature, can improve our mental and physical well-being, helping to reduce the symptoms of stress and improving our physical fitness. There’s even a theory that we have an in-built bond with the natural world.
Hypnotherapy can help people re-connect with the natural environment. “Part of the hypnotherapy job is to help clients recognise that they have a choice about how they structure their lives. If they feel stuck or trapped, I can help them to identify options and help them take the steps necessary to implement the changes needed.”
And if the change involves ‘going for a nice long walk in the fresh air’, what better place to start than your local park or other open green space? Find out more about Love Parks Week at www.loveparksweek.org.uk