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Walking to Wellness: Exercise for Physical and Emotional Health Facilitator Manual

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Name: Walking to Wellness: Exercise for Physical and Emotional Health Facilitator Manual
Description: Walking to Wellness includes a participant workbook and a facilitator manual for health care providers. The workbook is intended for adults who can walk for at least 10 minutes, but can be adapted for those who need to start with very brief walks due to other health conditions. Providers can use these materials as an adjunct to other interventions in primary care, mental health, and health promotion clinical settings for managing chronic conditions. These materials can be used along with medication, psychotherapy, supportive counseling for persons seeking treatment for mental health symptoms, or for other wellness education. The tip sheets can be used separately and can also be incorporated into individual counseling or groups that discuss other topics, such as nutrition or strategies for stress management. The facilitatorís guide includes an up to date summary of research supporting the benefits of exercise in mental health and suggestions for using the materials in group or individual sessions. The Walking to Wellness participant workbook can be used alone as a self-help guide. It includes tip sheets that outline basic information about exercise and its benefits, worksheets to plan activity, and personal logs to record experiences. We believe that many individuals who are struggling with anxiety or depression symptoms will be more successful if they try the activities with a group of other participants or in the context of individual counseling with a facilitator or therapist. Self-help participants should follow their health care providerís advice about any activity limitations based on individual health status.
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  • PDF

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  • English

Target Audience:

  • MH Clinicians
  • Physicians

Link to Uniform MH Services/Keywords:

  • Rural Mental Health Care
  • Community Mental Health

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