Participants will want some information about what to expect from your Mood Walks group before committing. An Introduction Session can be a useful tool in attracting participants to your group; an effective introduction generates enthusiasm and pulls participants toward joining. Running an introductory session will also allow you to screen participants’ readiness to engage in physical activity.
Once participants have committed to being a part of the group, an Orientation Session will allow you to get to know participants’ goals and needs, and provide more detailed information about the group.
This information could be provided on a one-to-one basis, or be combined into one session. In any case, here are some ideas for how you might introduce participants to your group.