Starting with the 2011 reports through October 2020, the context within them are the sole opinions and observations of Roger Plaskett only and are not necessarily those shared by, or approved by, The Litchfield County BMX Group Inc.
Race Reports - 2021
Week #1 - May 2, 2021 - Story by Jennifer Lyman
Race Reports - 2020
Is it private?
Absolutely. Taking your clients into the outdoors takes a bit of time and consideration (similar to creating an exposure-therapy session), but once it is done well, it will ensure your client feels comfortable and their privacy and confidentiality is ensured.
Is it ethical?
Walk and talk therapy is ethical and based on traditional concepts of your chosen therapy style – just done in the outdoors! This way of therapy has been used in many practices, especially when a therapist is client-focused and introducing movement and nature as part of tailoring the sessions to their client’s needs.
Do I have to be fit?
Nope, no need to be super fit. While our clients come from various fitness levels, we are simply walking. From experience, your fitness will slowly build up as you go. We have therapists covering over 20km walking distance per day as time goes on!
Is this only for psychologists?
Walk and talk therapy is all-inclusive and can be translated to most styles of therapy. It’s certainly not exclusive to psychologists. Our community includes many therapy backgrounds such as social work, counselling, youth work, spiritual work, occupational therapy and more.
What about insurance?
We’ll cover this in detail in the Walking Therapists’ Club, but as a starting point, we suggest calling your insurance provider and explaining this style of therapy to find out of it is included in your cover.
Who is not suited to walk and talk therapy?
Walk and talk therapy is not suited to people who simply feel more comfortable in an indoor space; tend to run when confronted with challenging emotions; and those who find the outdoors overwhelming due to trauma-related events. Join the Walking Therapists’ Club to learn more.
A History of Race Reports
Roger Plaskett wrote a race report every week from 2005 all the way through 2020! The entire history of these reports is kept with the Litchfield County BMX Group.