FROM THE ED­I­TOR

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - NEWS - – ELIN TOUGH

When you hear the word ‘ther­apy’ what do you think of? Chances are it’s a clin­i­cal room, with a couch. Well, that’s all about to change. A new breed of ther­a­pies sees pa­tients step­ping out of the con­sult­ing room – quite lit­er­ally.

Our fea­ture on page 4 takes a look at this new trend. From walk­ing while you talk, to paint­ing your feel­ings and even spend­ing time around horses, ther­a­pies that take pa­tients out of the tra­di­tional con­fines of a clinic are prov­ing to be in­creas­ingly ben­e­fi­cial when it comes to treat­ing men­tal health con­di­tions, ex­perts say.

It’s a pos­i­tive step that could give hope and con­fi­dence to those who may have con­sid­ered ther­apy but are put off by the tra­di­tional for­mat.

Pro­vid­ing hope and boost­ing con­fi­dence are re­cur­ring themes in this week’s is­sue. Our must-read re­port on page 6 looks into the new find­ings around prostate cancer – thanks to ex­ten­sive re­search and a num­ber of break­throughs, the prog­no­sis is bet­ter than ever.

Mean­while, our three-page spe­cial on page 8 tack­les the con­fi­dence-sap­ping woes we all face at this time of year, when the weather warms up and it’s time to bare our legs. Our ex­pert panel re­veals the best tips, tricks and prod­ucts to com­bat ev­ery­thing from cel­lulite to vari­cose veins, so you can step out with aplomb this spring. Have a great week!

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