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The Black Girls Healing Through Wellness Project is a two-part, 4-week mental health program for young Black women (trans & non-binary) aged 12-16 living in Montreal, Quebec and Kitchener, Ontario.
The Black Girls Healing Through Wellness project will create a safe space for young Black women and girls to develop healthy stress and anxiety coping mechanisms to deal with social anxiety and depression stemming from the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
This project is made possible through financial contributions from the Canadian Red Cross and Public Health Agency Canada.
All participants must be present for all four sessions of the program. We ask that parents provide their children with fitness/sports activewear for the physical fitness portion of the weekly children's schedule.
Developing a healthy lifestyle of easy at-home fitness routines.
Learning the art of mindfulness, meditation and affirmations.
Healing through therapeutic practices led by a licensed child therapist.
12:00 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.
Participants are asked to arrive between 11:45 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Nelson Mandela Pavillon
4920 rue Vezina | Cote-Des-Neiges Black Community Association
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I am a certified life coach, Spiritual Counsellor, Hatha Yoga Instructor, Tarotmancer, Doula, Reiki master and so much more.
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I look forward to talking with you all, and enjoy this time to rise!
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We start the Black Girls Healing Through Wellness program with a catered healthy, and hearty lunch for program participants, wellness practitioners, and the program team.
Each week, before we divide into the individual wellness themes, activities and workshops, we check on the emotional well-being of the program participants. We used an interactive and moderate exercise to gauge the emotional state of the participants by drawing on interactions and feelings that they had—during the week leading up to the program.
This workshop will allow the program participants to get in touch with their image of self-love in a fun way & bring out the confidence in believing in their purpose through intuition & guidance. With powerful meditations, insightful mantras, breathwork & more, this will be the workshop to uplift! Guided meditation helps each connect with their higher self & feel into a higher power.
This workshop will use cognitive behavioural therapy to address the program themes of social anxiety, depression & sadness from social media, and the violations of boundaries. The lmental health specialist and therapist will provide participants with coping mechanisms to better handle situations deaing with the selected themes. This workshop will use interactive elements, creativity, and collaborative group dynamics to engage the participants in sharing their experiences with the theme topics in a supported and safe environment.
His workshop will allow the program participants to develop the creative habit of journaling their feelings on paper. In the provided ForUsGirls notebooks, participants will answer journal prompts from the workshop facilitators, as they dive deeper into the weekly theme topics, themselves, and their inner voice, to understand developing healing from existing trauma or emotions.
This workshop will use creative expression and art as therapy to develop healthy wellness practices in the lives of the young program participants. The participants will create separate artistic projects that align with the therapeutic theme each week. Participants will have the opportunity to take their creations home and share them them with their families while adopting the new artistic activity as a therapeutic outlet for them to explore when experiencing challenges with their mental health.
"If you are struggling to navigate your relationships or need help finding solutions to your problems, I am here to help. I support individuals from all backgrounds to help them clarify, pursue, and achieve their goals. By establishing trust and openness in our relationship, we will work together to understand who you are in your relational and cultural context. I will help you find ways to amplify your strengths so they can be an asset to you.
I understand how connecting and creating relationships with my clients helps them achieve greater self-understanding. By taking a person-centred approach and using therapeutic approaches, including emotion-focused therapy (EFT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and solution-focused therapy (SFT), we can ensure therapy fits your individual needs.
As you grow in your understanding of how your ideas, emotions, and behaviours contribute to your overall mental health, your increased personal and interpersonal awareness will empower you to move forward in your life with confidence and success."
Black Girls Healing Through Wellness is a mental health group therapy program for Black and racialized young women and girls (trans and non-binary) ages 12-16 to address symptoms and experiences of anxiety & depression to create coping mechanisms and a mindfulness lifestyle.