The event includes a 1-day virtual workshop with a series of six mental health-related virtual sessions and the execution of a targeted social media strategy to educate and empower African-American women on mental health.
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The live event kicks off with opening remarks from the Black Girl Health Foundation Executive Director Porcha Johnson.
Join us for a yoga session that focuses on healing naturally through an interactive exercise. Apart from the actual yoga instructional session, we will also share critical information about yoga and its benefits, to include resources such as:
The most important member of your healthcare team is you. It is important to have the tools and support you need to ensure you are at or progressing toward optimal mental and physical health. Join this workshop to discuss understanding yourself and your needs, what it means to be a healthcare self-advocate, and what successful healthcare self-advocacy looks like.
Conflict is a part of everyday life. It happens in our homes, work, or even at the grocery store. Conflict can cause significant stress and anxiety. We can't avoid conflict. We can learn how to successfully manage conflict. Join this workshop as we discuss the five styles of conflict resolutions. In addition, we will learn how to identify triggers, stay calm during conflict, and communicate effectively in tense situations.
A fitness session that focuses on using body movement to reduce stress and improve strength and flexibility. We will also share critical information about the benefits of using fitness to improve mental health.
Studies show that the creative process can be used to explore emotions, reduce anxiety, increase self-esteem, and resolve other psychological conflicts. Join us for a discussion on the mind and body benefits of engaging in the creative arts to reduce stress in your life.
Have you ever wondered if there was ONE tool you could use that would ground you, quiet judgement about yourself and others, help you find calm and stillness to connect with your soul and God, AND a place you could expand your spiritual gifts and awareness? That's what we'll be covering on MindsMatter, an intro session on spiritual wellness. Come grounded, come curious, and come open to receive an experience you can use everyday to expand your consciousness.
Porcha Johnson has 13 years of television media experience and 6 years of health advocacy experience. She is a health advocate whose strength is in motivating women to live healthier lifestyles. Her strong background in television news has helped her connect with women and girls all around the country through Black Girl Health.
Dr. Amelia Kelley is a trauma-informed therapist who has conducted research on the effects of exercise on ADHD symptoms as well as the effects of resiliency on PTSD. She is a trained Hypno-therapist, Art therapist, HSP Therapist, EMDR-informed therapist and meditation and Yoga teacher. She is a presenter and writer in the “science-help” field focusing on relationships, Highly Sensitive Persons, trauma, motivation, healthy living, and adult ADHD. She is a guest podcast presenter focusing on women’s issues and coping with the trauma of unhealthy relationships, as well as a coach and trainer for SAS's Work/Life Program in Cary, NC and a resident trainer for the NC Art Therapy Institute. Her practice is also currently part of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at the Kinsey Institute. https://www.ameliakelley.com Connect with Dr. Amelia Kelley at: https://www.facebook.com/DrAmeliaKelley/ https://twitter.com/DrAmeliaKelley https://www.instagram.com/drameliakelley/
I started practicing yoga several years ago. It was sporadic and was mostly done through You Tube videos. My best friend and I went to a yoga retreat and that's when it all changed. The yoga retreat teacher said," yoga isn't just asanas" (poses). Well, that was the first time I heard that. From what I saw online, yoga was just poses and flows showing flexibility and endurance. During COVID, I attended a virtual yoga training program. I developed a consistent home practice. After my initial 200 hr training, I continued to learn and got training in other forms of yoga: yin and restorative yoga, I learned about the subtle body, racial justice and yoga and so much more. I am currently enrolled in another 200 hr training and teaching yoga online and in person. For me, yoga is not a performance but a journey and exploration into self. It is an invitation to slow down and nourish the mind, body and soul. If you have a body - you have a yoga body! Yoga is not a performance but a journey and exploration into self. It is an invitation to slow down and nourish the mind, body and soul. I am a 200 hr trained yoga teacher in Rocket, Yin, Restorative and Vinyasa style. If you have a body - you have a yoga body! I’m forever learning, cultivating and aligning to teach and hold space for real bodies having a human experience, physically and energetically through intention, breath and poses. When you practice with me, we will explore, feel and shift whatever needs to move so we can show up as the best version of ourselves! You can find me on Instagram @f.e.e.ldaily
Nicole Dozier, Director of the Health Advocacy Project is a 25-year veteran of the North Carolina Justice Center, a statewide anti-poverty organization. Nicole retired as Apex Mayor Pro Tempore December 2021, where she created the Think Apex; championed the Senior Center that opened in November 2021; pushed for affordable housing and efforts around increased public engagement and equity/inclusion and chaired the personnel committee (championing paid parental, caregiver and bereavement leaves, expanding the family definition under FMLA, instituting a living wage and hazard pay plus other supports related to the pandemic). Nicole’s recent recognition includes: Order of the Long Leaf Pine, Cary Magazine’s Women of Western Wake, National Coalition of 100 Black Women Policy Award and NC AIDS Action Network Advocate of the Year. Nicole, a Tarheel, receiving a BA degree in Industrial Relations with Sociology concentration from UNC - Chapel Hill in 1988 where she also pledged Delta Sigma Theta in 1987 and is featured in the university’s Women with Moxie Oral History Project. Nicole has been a NC State Bar certified paralegal for over 16 years and active for 24 years with the NC Advocates for Justice who named her Disability Advocacy Section Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient in 2012. Over the years, Nicole has served on numerous committees and boards and is currently active with the NC Black Alliance.
"As a Licensed Psychotherapist, 200 hour Yoga Instructor, Meditation guide, and PhD student, Kelsey approaches her with a focus on mindfulness, compassion, authenticity, and support. She prioritizes creating an environment where people can be comfortable, vulnerable, and safe. Kelsey believes her life's work is rooted in emphasizing the intersection of mental wellness, physical healthiness, and spirituality in efforts to enhance the quality of life of those she works with. Grounded in holistic health and wellness, Kelsey is passionate about mindfulness-based practices, intersectionality, and somatic forms of healing. Kelsey believes in honoring self-love, self-care, and self-preservation to promote wholeness, intentional living, and transformative healing. Kelsey is an advocate for inclusion, diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice."
My name is Candice Johnson. I help leaders of leaders of leaders create their soul’s legacy by recognizing their hidden gifts and breaking through the gaps in their personal development. I am a soul reader. A channel and medium. An amplifier to lives, businesses, and personal growth. An inner child resistance and past-life clearing expert. And a master-level personal development and transformational-leadership coach. Above all Disciple of God's messages and path.
Donnae Ward Laughinghouse is originally from the Bahamas and moved to North Carolina in 2008. She has a passion for teaching, social justice and physical and mental health. She took her love for movement and became a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor. She has expanded her fitness career through Campus Recreation, Employee Wellness and Community Health. Donnae teaches a variety of classes including Yoga, Dance, Pilates, Strength, Kickboxing, Boot Camp and more! Whether implementing a health workshop, lecturing or teaching a sexy heel class, she loves engaging with diverse individuals and promoting health and wellness. Her goal is to continue to integrate social change through health and wellness and advance the health of people of color.