Kelvin Young is a Community Health Worker at InterCommunity HealthCare in Hartford, CT and certified Sound Healer. He is also a person in sustained recovery, which means he has not used alcohol or other drugs to cope with his mental and emotional distress since March 6, 2009. The first time he was exposed to sound healing, Kelvin discovered the sounds of the crystal and Tibetan singing bowls and gongs calmed his mind, relaxed his body and nourished his soul. He went on to study sound healing with Master Sound Healers, and received his recovery coach certification from CT Community for Addiction Recovery.(CCAR) Kelvin has presented around the country in diverse settings. Today, he publicly speaks about mental health, addiction recovery and wellness within communities of color. Kelvin also facilitates private and group sound healing sessions at different locations throughout the United States. Kelvin is a founding member of CT Black Mental Health and Wellness Initiative. He also serves on the board of directors at Manchester, CT HOPE Initiative, Eat The Sunlight Health Inc. and A Promise To Jordan, Inc.
Mental Wellness during COVID19 and Social Injustice
We are living in unprecedented times. Not only are we dealing with the mental and physical health crisis of COVID but also racial tensions from social injustices that people of color have been experiencing for a long time. During this workshop with Kelvin Young, you will explore ways to connect with your emotions, name the feeling and learn tools you can practice daily for self-care. You will also learn about stress, how it effects your health, and holistic ways to relieve stress. These techniques will activate the relaxation response, calm the mind, relax the body, and nourish the soul.