How it works
The Dynamic Running Therapy app contains several different mindfulness meditation exercises including mindful sitting, walking and running meditation. Developed by psychotherapist and mindful running expert William Pullen, author of “Running with Mindfulness” (Penguin), the app also contains programs for the treatment of depression and anxiety. The app brings together elements of mindfulness, regular talk therapy and movement. It allows you to go out and take active steps towards feeling better, providing you with a sense of empowerment, momentum and confidence. It doesn’t matter how fit you are, it works if you walk with it too. It’s about getting out, getting moving, breaking old habits and starting new ones.
DRT takes you, step by step, on a journey made up of three parts
The Final Synopsis marks the end of your DRT journey. The process of writing the Final Synopsis will help you to know and acknowledge your story. It is a record of the DRT journey you have been on – what you have learned, felt, and understood. It will help you see how your story came about, where you are now, and where you would like to be in the future.
It may be that you want to work through childhood or relationship issues. Perhaps you are undergoing an important change in your life or are confused by your options. Maybe you are experiencing prolonged anxiety, depression, emptiness, or a loss of meaning or purpose. DRT can help you make sense of your situation and help you live a more fulfilling life. It can give you new tools to handle conflict and challenge, and free you from behaviours that hold you back.
Emphasis is placed on gaining a fundamental understanding of the issue at hand. When did it begin? How bad is it and when does it get better or worse? What do you do to cope? This process may take time, may be revisited, and the pace is set by you. DRT helps you explore what you would like to change specifically, and what this change would look like. How would this change affect your life and what would others notice? What are some of the steps you can take toward it? How can you recognize and capitalize on a step that has been useful? What helps to motivate you and keep you motivated?
Theoretical foundation: DRT draws on Person-Centered, Existential, CBT, CAT and Solution-Based psychotherapy. It aims to facilitate wholeness between the feeling, behavioral, cognitive, and physiological levels of functioning.