As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been doing a lot of adventure walks. They are very healing and comforting for me, and I recommend them highly.
For dissociative survivors, adventure walks can be a therapeutic way to explore the world. It creates an exciting and important opportunity for insiders who have been stuck or blocked inside to get a chance to view and safely interact with the outside world.
Encouraging those on the inside to see the outside world is a significant part of the healing process. It challenges time distortion, time loss, and helps insiders to see they are in a different place from where their bad memories happened.
They will be scared of this, so finding a new, fun, and safe location is essential.
Would you like to see a snippet from MY adventure walk?
Join me, on a warm, windy, very-bad-hair-day adventure walk by clicking here:
What is an adventure walk?
For me, an adventure walk is taking some time to walk out in the world, getting some quiet time, looking for some of the interesting finds hiding out there in nature.
I look specifically for new treasures. I search for pretty rocks or flowers or leaves. I look at the fascinating ways trees grow with all their twists and turns. I watch the sky, the colors of the sky, the shapes of the clouds. I listen for any animals or birds that are sharing a outdoor adventure at the same time.
It’s a time of peace.
Wondering as I wander.
When you look for treasures in the world, you will find some!
These pictures are from my adventure walks.
Your part of the world may look very different, but it will be beautiful too.
You might have to search to find the beauty, but keep looking until you do!
Find a safe and interesting place to walk, let your insiders explore, and have fun!
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