Mending the Mind Workshop Series
Who can attend?
"Mending the Mind" is a four-part digital workshop series centered around identifying and releasing trauma/stress while building self-worth and confidence in the intersections of identity and health to support underrepresented minorities on the Johns Hopkins and Peabody undergraduate campuses. The series will teach students how to use language, solidarity, nourishing foods, and physical release with therapeutic services/intuitive movement through modules. The modules are work-at-your-own-pace and will be available for all participants. There will be one live session on Jan. 15 at 12 p.m. where attendees come together and talk about the importance of language and community with writer and educator Joyell Arvella.
Participants will be sent a kit including healthy foods/teas, a journal, and prompts to aid in going through the modules (limited quantities). Throughout the workshop series, students will learn how to identify trauma and ways to release/support trauma. There will be one or two live sessions where engagement is encouraged. After this series, we hope students will be able to play a more active role in being aware of when trauma presents itself and how to address it.
This workshop series was born out of the desire to address stress from many vantage points so that attendees are equipped with different ways of dealing with life's challenges. The key to being resilient is to know yourself, your habits, the patterns of your thoughts, and to have mind-body awareness to get ahead of the physical and emotional manifestations of our stressors. Beyond the care from within, collective care from community can be synergistic and nurturing.
This workshop series is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Suicide Prevention Awareness, Response, and Coordination small grant program.
Who can attend?