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Thrive Therapy & Counseling provides high quality therapy to Highly Sensitive People and to kids, teens or adults struggling with anxiety, depression or self-esteem.

Catharsis in walking


This blog is written by a therapist in midtown Sacramento and focuses on the concerns and struggles of highly sensitive people (HSPs) and of kids, teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety or just trying to figure out what they want for themselves.  There's help and hope through counseling and therapy!

Catharsis in walking

Ivy Griffin

I've loved going for walks since I was a kid. The backdrop then tended to be more filled with woods and cow pastures; I did grow up in the country, after all. Even at a young age, I seemed to find freedom and calm in walking. I craved going for walks in the woods behind my neighbors’ house or even walking down the road. Each time I set out, I felt a sense of adventure, like anything could happen.

Now, I find walking to be more calming, but that sense of freedom remains.

My body can wander as my mind wanders.
I’m not confined or stuck. I’m free to move as I please
and to take in what’s around me
and what’s happening in me.
Thoughts, ideas, problems, worries can percolate
and bounce around
without weighing me down. I become lighter--weightless--
or, at least, I weigh less.
Any heaviness I've been carrying isn't the same.
Problems start to transform.
My lungs and heart feel cleansed.
Movement happens.
Ideas, creativity, solutions, curiosities flow.
As my body moves, my mind moves.
And somehow I'm a bit different.
I'm refreshed and renewed.
I feel revived.
I find catharsis there.

By Ivy Griffin

Do you too find healing and freedom in movement? Would you like to?

We’d like to offer you this. Just reach out about our Walk & Talk therapy sessions! We’d love to help you thrive.


Ivy Griffin, LMFT # 51714, Director
Thrive Therapy & Counseling
1614 X St., Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95818

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