Walking the Talk
A Personal and Professional Development Series for Helping Professionals
About the Series
Inner Trek began an event called the "Therapist Field Day" in 2022. This year, we've refined this event, changed the name, and are hosting the event more frequently throughout the year. Counselors, psychologists, social workers, and other helping professionals are invited to spend the day with one another, participate in activities designed to refresh us in the work we do and remind us of the power of the therapeutic process. The heart of each event focuses on being able to share and relate with one another about the challenges, accomplishments, rewards, and growth aspects of doing the work of a helping professional. We’ll dedicate time and space toward revitalizing activities, utilizing some structured and unstructured time. Any given event in the year may include a special offer, like a speaker or panel, activity like a campfire night, or occur at a specific time. All these details will be publicized ahead of time. We’ll provide lunch or dinner and snacks, coffee in the morning or beverages during the day during a typical event. You get to choose the level to which you participate in activities as well as choosing the level of disclosure you initiate related to any group conversation exercises.
Why we all need this
Helping professionals need reminders where we “walk the talk”. Sometimes that means offerring care and rest to ourselves. Other time that means putting ourselves in the shoes of our clients and doing some of the exercises we ask our clients to do. We also need to remember how rewarding this work can be. Most of us could use a little dose of fun, some relaxation, and a concentrated effort towards caring for ourselves. The Walking the Talk series is designed to be a dose of all of that.
So come join us! Have fun! Remember how powerful this work can be! Enjoy some rest, some movement, some being cared for and the permission to slow down.
July 8th | 9am to 3pm
Yoga & Mental Health | Sharon Woods
For me, Bessel van der Kolk's The Body keeps the Score was one of the first well known resources that shed light on the evidence behind yoga being a helpful intervention for healing from trauma. On July 8th, Kate Christy, M.S. LPC from Rootworks Wellness will be leading us through some restorative yoga and talking more about the impacts yoga can have on mental wellness. We'll also be engaging in a whole host of other activities and conversations that are intentionally planned to help you connect with others and restore you in the awesome work you do.
10am - 4pm
Connect and Refresh
5pm - 8:30pm
Camp Fire Night
Winton Woods Campground
9am - 3pm
Yoga and Mental Health
9am - 3pm
Private Practice Panel
9am - 3pm
Integrative Medicine Presentation
9 am - 3 pm
Experienced Clinician Panel
Cost: $40 per person to attend for one event or $160 to attend all six events. The student rate is $25 to attend or $100 to attend all six.
How to attend: Register for a single event or for all six using the "Register Here" button on this page. We'll send you an invoice after you register.
Sharon Woods Hamilton County Park
11450 Lebanon Rd Sharonville, OH 45241
Winton Woods Campground
10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231
8118 Corporate Way Suite 175
Mason, OH 45040
Here's an example of what a typical outing looks like, although specific activities and timing will change depending upon the specific outing you attend. Although not reflected in this example, the schedule will include breaks throughout the day.
9:00 Welcome & Check-in
9:15 Group Introductions & Opening
9:45 Group Activity or Publicized Event (Speaker, etc)
11:00 Refresh Time (various structured and unstructured options for rest, movement, and rejuvenation)
1:15 Group Process Time
Generally, these things will be provided, but may vary slightly due the timing, location, and activity of the event.
Coffee and Small Bites
Lunch and Beverages
Supplies to participate in activities
Sunscreen and Bug Spray
Hammocks, trail maps and other free time supplies
These are some of the activities that can be included:
Group Introductions and Welcome
Group Processing dedicated to sharing your experience/growth as a person in a helping profession
Unstructured Refresh Time (Invitation to go on a mindful hike, take a nap in a hammock, relax and read a book, journal, etc).
Experiential Activities (may include team-building activities and group processing)*
Highlighted Activity (Speaker, Panel, or other guided activity)
*Note that all activities are "challenge with choice" meaning you get to choose the ways and extent to which you participate.
WHAT TO BRING
What to bring varies depending on the specific event and location, but here are some good guidelines for most events:
Camp Chair (we'll have a few extra)
Personal Journal/notebook + something to write with
Book, magazines or games for free time (optional)