Walk and Talk sessions

· "And above all, do not lose your desire to walk; I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it" - Soeren Kierkegaard ·

May, 12, 2023

Why Walk and Talk?

The very short answer is; because shifts our emotional and physical state like few other activities and because being in Nature improves our mood and boosts our wellbeing.

Here are some more wonderful facts about walking and talking:

  • It is easier to talk when we walk side by side, not fixed in eye contact and free to reflect and get in touch with new perspectives
  • Walking and spending time in nature regulates your nervous system and increases your endorphins and lowers your stress hormones. This makes you less reactive whenever you feel triggered by your loved ones.
  • You integrate new learning and anchor your thoughts better when you walk
  • You get to do self-care WHILE enjoying the benefits of a parenting coaching program

The topics we will cover

  1. You and your relationship to yourself
    In this first session we explore the connection between your inner state – your needs – and how you respond to stress and overwhelm when with your loved ones.

    We get clear on what might be standing in the way of your own needs being met and identify ways for you to build into your emotional life more of a margin, to be able to cope with the pressures of family life.

    • Boost your connection
      In this session we look at the ways that you can feel more connected to your partner and children. What severs your connection? What boosts your connection?

      You will get tools to help you boost connection and to allow you to deposit into your connection account with each of your children and partner on a daily basis.
      Connection is a pre-requisite for being able to lead our children without the use of threats, shouting and constant ultimatums.
      • Boundaries and asking for what you need
        What does it feel like to say no to your children?
        And what happens to your family’s conflict level when you speak up about what you need or when you fail to communicate your boundaries in time?

        Our ability to set boundaries is crucial to our sense of feeling like there is enough space for us in our relationships and in our family.
        We explore:
        The ‘good no’
        And next level boundary setting skills that lead to greater cooperation

      • The power of a good routine
        What is the most stressful part of the day for your family?
        Whether this is around times of transition, bedtime or mealtime – having a supportive and known routine, can have a major positive impact on your family’s conflict level.

        Getting clear on what is expected, what values guide your decisions and working as a team, is a powerful way to reduce stress and disagreements and create more harmony in the family.

      • Love Language
        Love is a doing word.
        How might we ‘do’ love that feels loving to our kids and partner?

        By becoming clear on our own love language and how it might differ from those we love, we can more successfully with each other without feeling misunderstood or rejected.

        This session takes connection to the next level.

      • Responding to unwanted behaviours
        Do you agree about your approach to your child’s unwanted behaviours?
        Do you feel you and your partner are often parenting in response to each other; when mum is soft and understanding – dad gets more boundaried and firm – and vice versa?

        This session will introduce you to a new way of interpreting your child’s unwanted behaviours and give you new tools to use that will make you feel more aligned and united as parents.

        We explore alternatives to threats and ultimatums and sticker charts, and you will get clear on how you can redirect and stop unwanted behaviours while making your child feel safe to share their feelings.

      Practical information

      This program is ideal for you if you wish to feel more connected in your parenting, whether you choose to do this program as a couple or individually.

      While each session has as its focus a given topic, this is always flexible, and can be woven in and around your specific needs of the day


      How often do we meet?

      While I recommend that we create momentum by doing weekly sessions on a fixed time of week and day that suits you, it is possible to meet fortnightly or whenever you feel the time is right.

      Where do we meet?

      Our sessions take place in the beautiful woods and fields of Heather Farm, in Horsell Common . Parking is free of charge and we will walk for 1 hour 15 min.

      What does the program include?

      Upon arrival at each session, you will be greeted with a tea/ coffee of choice to take away from the lovely cafe on site.

      In the first session, you will given a nice notebook and pen to allow you to capture your thoughts and ideas relating to our sessions together.

      Following each session, you will be sent a written and comprehensive session summary. This is to allow you to refer back to the main points covered and insights that came up.

      Following the 6th session, you will be able to book a 1 hour Zoom session to ensure good momentum and to allow you to reflect on your learning and make tweaks if necessary.

      When you sign up to this program, I will share a pre-session questionnaire with you, that allows you to share with me your hopes and goals for the sessions and for you to tell me about you and your family.

      Your investment

      • 6 x walk and talk sessions (1 hour 15 min each)
      • Comprehensive session summary following each session
      • 1 x 1 hour zoom session following completion
      • Notebook and pen
      • Take away beverage at start of each session

      Total: £750

      (* please note that this can be paid in two instalments)

      If you would like to book a free discovery session with me to hear more – please get in touch today:

      Louise Brooks

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