Walking

Walking merits special attention because it allows for the frequent application of conscious activity, despite the complexity of the movement involved.

Conscious walking usually creates an impression of suppleness and certainty; it does not occur until coordination of the various sensations involved in the act of walking has been achieved by the brain.

To do this, you must proceed in successive stages.

First instruct patients to perceive the sensation of their foot touching the ground, then the movement of the leg, and finally that of the entire body.

Breathing is also involved, and should be adapted to the movement. Also don't forget that vision and hearing are a part of walking as well.

Conscious walking can make patients less tired, and dispel dizziness in some cases. It has been successfully used in the treatment of agoraphobia.

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