„Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.” Thich Nhat Hanh
A positive development in counseling is often referred to by the metaphor “movement”. “This brings movement to my live…” or “alas, I feel things are moving…” are common expressions of relief.
As a matter of fact, in counseling we are often seated in an office or at a round table instead of taking this wonderful metaphor for granted and initiating movement from the start.
Obviously this is not always possible or helpful, for instance if we intend to visualize things on paper or by other means available only in the office. However, compared to the number of appointments during which this is not the case… And then, the outdoors offers so many things we do not have in the office — from the variety of sensory input to the richness of materials for drawing, sculpting etc.
By request or recommendation I’ll be glad to arrange an appointment out of doors. My standard ground is the Oberwald with its diverse trail network. The meeting point is in Rüppurr, at the very end of the street “Am Rüppurrer Schloß”, by the driveway to the AkademieHotel (house number 40). Naturally, please let me know in case you wish to meet somewhere else.
I look forward to hearing from you at my “Office for Systemic Counseling” in Karlsruhe.