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Wellness and Self-Care – The heart of Creating Connections

By April 27, 2022 No Comments

It’s hard to Create Connections with others, when we have not had the time nor capacity to connect to ourselves. Self-Care and Wellness strategies and open conversations are crucial to fighting the current decline of mental health, increase in suicide risk, and the loneliness that so many feel. Through many paths both creative and practical, our programs and workshops seek to connect your participants to each other, and to their own innate capacity to heal and thrive.

Frank Warren – the most trusted stranger in America

Frank has delivered keynote addresses around the world at colleges and universities, mental health conferences, tech events, and was even invited to the White House to share what he has learned about our secret selves. At times hilarious and heartbreaking, the secrets reflect complex issues that many of us struggle with: intimacy, trust, meaning, humor, and desire. As an advocate for mental health initiatives & suicide prevention, the National Mental Health Association recognized him with a special award. 

Frank’s program creates a supportive environment to address issues like mental wellness, loneliness, consent and imposter syndrome. The goal is to leave students with the confidence to ask for help before they are in crisis. Additionally, the program empowers students with a tool kit they can draw upon to better identify classmates who may be struggling and best practices for questioning, listening, and referring to campus resources.

Jim Donovan Music and Wellness Self-Care Strategies for Everyone! 

The goal of this program is to give participants evidence-based strategies to help them immediately relieve anxiety, improve mood, deepen sleep, and increase mental focus –all by using beginner friendly music-based techniques.  

Jim Donovan M.Ed. is a professional musician, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University and TEDx speaker. His TEDx Talk “How to Trick Your Brain Into Falling Asleep” has been viewed over 3.8 million times. Donovan was a founding member of the 3-time platinum band Rusted Root and co-wrote the song “Send Me on My Way” featured in the movies Ice Age and Matilda.

Angelica Maria & Melania Luisa Marte Love Your Selfie –  Daily struggles of battling mental health illnesses. A thorough break down of Anxiety and Depression. Healthy ways to overcome the challenges faced with stepping into the world. Using Technology as a tool and not a hindrance to mental health.

Louisha Barnette: Preventing Burnout Burn out can cause unhappiness and detachment. In this interactive workshop, Louisha Barnette teaches participants how practicing good self-care helps build resilience and reduce vulnerability to stress.