Walking for Mental Health

Staff and Faculty

This workshop is for people would like to walk as a way to feel better emotionally, spiritually or mentally.

Walking is a common source of exercise for many people, and it has well-recognized physical health benefits. But, did you know there are mental health benefits to walking, too? Anyone who walks for any reason could also be enjoying these benefits. This session will look at the benefits of meditative walking and walking in nature. Participants will review ideas for getting started with both types of walks, as well as labyrinth walking. The possible benefits of walking barefoot in grass, known as "grounding," will also be presented.

Workshop Objectives

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
  • understand ways in which walking can provide stress relief
  • know some first steps for walking as a meditative practice
  • review labyrinth walking as a way to quiet the mind and recover a balance in life
  • know how to maximize the benefits of walking in nature
  • discuss the concept of physical "grounding"
View session On-demand
Simply click on the registration link, register and you will be taken to a recording of the webinar.

This workshop is hosted by ComPsych, USask's Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider and is free for all USask faculty and staff.

Event Details

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST


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