The Times asked me to interview a therapist with a difference: one who takes his clients into the great outdoors, to share stories as they walk.
We did the interview on Hampstead Heath, where I plan to take people to play Chaucer’s Game, on storytelling pilgrimages.
A therapist’s work is different, obviously, because therapy tends to involve something very private, and potentially difficult.
But the similarities were delightful:
- we had a destination in mind, but took the roundabout route
- allowed the things we said to emerge spontaneously
- noticed the effect of different environments (shady groves are nothing like open meadows with extensive views)
- breathed fresh air, and
- enjoyed each other’s company (mostly, as you’ll see if you read the piece in full)
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