THRU Talks: A BreakTHRU Wellness Event
Alexandra Crosby, LPC-A
Supervised by Christine Myers, LPC-S
This past weekend, we kicked off the new year with an exciting THRU Talks event in collaboration with our BreakTHRU Wellness team. We invited our youth to come out and participate in a series of presentations by community partners.
We started off with Brenda from Elite Crossfit, who explored how movement can improve mental wellness and led the youth through a few exercises they can do from anywhere with little or no equipment. Following Brenda, Nikki from House of RhythOM, led a short series of yoga movements focused on breath work and mindfulness.
To finish off the event, we had two music therapists, Sydney from the Ecumenical Center, and Marissa from Melodic Minds Therapy, educate and guide our youth on how music and other art forms can be a healing form of expression.
Our goal with this event was to show the youth there are many paths to wellness and to give real examples of how accessible these activities can be. We have received great feedback from our youth, some of whom have already arranged to explore these various modalities of wellness in their day-to-day lives.