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WHAT IS A RUNNING THERAPY SESSION LIKE?
We meet at a designated location, usually a park or greenway, for the 50 minute session. In the first minutes, we stretch and warm up. The next 30 minutes or or so are spent on the run. The run is catered to your physical ability. The last minutes are a cool down and reflection time. All of this is done while participating in therapeutic conversation.
WHAT PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED?
Private pay only. No insurances or EAP's are accepted. I accept PayPal, Venmo, or cash at the time of service.
WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER?
The weather won't always be perfect but neither will life. We will run in the heat and cold, the wet and dry. We will not run in inclement weather- lightning, storms, or ice- for safety. Dress appropriately.
DO I HAVE TO BE A RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
No! Running Therapy is for everyone! If you are not a currently running, we will start with the basics and build up to a 30 minute run. Walking is OK! If you are already a runner, we will keep it at conversation pace.
HOW FAST WILL WE RUN?
Most sessions will be held at a slower pace that is conducive to conversation. It's never about being fast.
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RUNNING THERAPY?
Kostrubala, T. (1976). The joy of running. Philadelphia: Lippincott.
Kostrubala, T., & Kostrubala, T. (2013). The Joy of Running 2: Paleo-analysis & Running Therapy. Santa Fe, NM: Ora Press.
Pullen, W. (2017). Running with mindfulness: Dynamic running therapy (DRT) to improve low-mood, anxiety, stress, and depression. NY, NY: Plume.
HOW DOES TELEMENTAL HEALTH WORK?
There would be initial paperwork and a free 15 minute session to determine goodness of fit between us. Afterwards, at our scheduled time, you would simply click a link to join me in your live, online counseling session. It's that simple. Of course, it's private, too. Payment would be made via an app.
WHAT ABOUT TRADITIONAL COUNSELING?
There is initial paperwork and a free 15 minute online session to determine goodness of fit between us. The office is located in Smyrna.