William Pullen is the founder of Dynamic Running Therapy and a psychotherapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
He practices Integrative therapy and specialises in the treatment of depression, anxiety, problems of self-esteem and confidence, and substance abuse.
In 2020 he founded the #wlk2tlk initiative on his social media, as a response to the growing feeling of isolation caused by lockdown in the UK. The initiative encourages people to get out for some fresh air and talk with a stranger, whether it’s socially distanced or on the phone.
Mindfulness usually tells us that in order to connect with our best selves we need to be still and quiet. But what if that isn’t the case? What if our minds and bodies require the stimulation of therapeutic activity to unlock the secrets of a healthy, fulfilled life, and to truly be present in the moment?
In Run For Your Life William Pullen, the pioneer of Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT) argues that we need a radical new approach to mindfulness – an approach which originates in speeding up your body. DRT offers just that. Whilst runners (and, indeed, practitioners of other sports) have long spoken of the psychological benefits of physical activity, in Run for Your Life William Pullen sets out the first comprehensive system for incorporating therapeutic mindfulness exercises into physical activity.
Whether the reader is looking for strategies to cope with anxiety, anger, change, or decision-making, Run for Your Life offers carefully-tailored thought exercises (and talking therapies for pairs or groups) inspired by mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, specifically designed to be implemented whilst on a run.
Offering practical steps to combined mental and physical wellbeing, Run For Your Life introduces DRT as a truly holistic approach to living, bringing the mind in perfect harmony with the body and combining the power of both in order to show how we might achieve our fullest potential.