Way outdoor coaching is not only for athletes!
It should be included in a coaching program for all who struggle with mental issues of all kinds, not just a way of treating people with mental illnesses and burn-outs.

Everyone benefits from a nice walk in nature. Walking makes you open to other impressions. If you’re depressed or is in a depression, you are in a vicious circle. Your brain feeds the depression and it is difficult to escape from it. The development of certain compounds in your brains can be seen as a kind of road network. Initially it sand paths, but the more often we choose the path of gloom, the easier it is becoming to redial this paved path. Time to choose a new path?

For all people, young and old, there are many natural development patterns that manifest themselves in growth and loss in daily life. It is a constantly an fine adaptation to changing circumstances. People are affected by upbringing, conditioning and experience in fixed patterns, which functioned at one time, but not satisfactorily. By changing circumstances you face the inability to let go of these patterns and habits. It hinders you in making choices. In nature you always return this growth process. Think of growth, flowering, seasons, dead. The outdoor coach will help you find answers.

Nature and hiking coaching can help you understand your motivations. When you know what drives you, it is easier to make choices in life. Discover your true nature!

There is a noticeable change in the world of counselling and therapy, not only in Belgium and the Netherlands but also in the US:

There is increasing international interest in the concept of mental wellbeing  and its contribution to all aspects of human life , and this since 1999!
There are several hundred studies and over 30 narrative or meta-analytic reviews of research in this field.
These have summarised the potential for exercise as a therapy for clinical or subclinical depression or anxiety, and the use of physical activity as a means of upgrading life quality through enhanced self-esteem, improved mood states, reduced state and trait anxiety, resilience to stress, or improved sleep.
(Public Health Nutrition: 2(3a), 411–418 411 The influence of physical activity on mental well-being Dr Kenneth R Fox* Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Priory House, Woodlands Rd, Bristol,)

Recent findings: Results of the studies continue to support a growing literature suggesting that exercise, physical activity and physical-activity interventions have beneficial effects across several physical and mental-health outcomes. Generally, participants engaging in regular physical activity display more desirable health outcomes across a variety of physical conditions. Similarly, participants in randomized clinical trials of physical-activity interventions show better health outcomes, including better general and health-related quality of life, better functional capacity and better mood states.
(Abbreviations CAD: coronary artery disease; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; CRP: cardiac rehabilitation program; CVD: cardiovascular disease; GMCB: group-mediated cognitive–behavioural; HRQOL: health-related quality of life. Exercise and well-being: a review of mental and physical health benefits associated with physical activityPenedo, Frank Ja; Dahn, Jason Ra,b)