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Join us for a transformative workshop designed specifically for Black women to explore the impact of stress on physical, mental, and emotional well-being. In this session, we'll delve into the unique challenges faced by Black women, including hyper-independence, societal expectations, and the toll of stress-related health issues. Discover the importance of mindfulness in addressing these pain points and learn practical strategies to cultivate wellness in your daily life.

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Topics To Be Covered:

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1 / The Anatomy of Stress

Understanding how stress affects the body, mind, and emotions.

2 /Stress in Black Women

Exploring the cultural and societal pressures that contribute to heightened stress levels.

3 / Recognizing Stress Symptoms

Identifying signs of stress, including physical ailments and emotional responses.

4 / The Myth of Hyper-Independence

Examining the cultural narrative of being strong, pushing through, and the constant grind.

5 / Stress-Related Health Concerns

Understanding the link between stress and conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

6 / Emotional Wellness

Addressing the disconnect from emotional needs, anger, rage, and isolation often experienced by Black women.

7 / Self-Care and Boundaries

Exploring the importance of prioritizing self-care and setting healthy boundaries. the disconnect from emotional needs, anger, rage, and isolation often experienced by Black women.

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We're diving into mindfulness, resilience, and owning our success, all through our own lens. Picture this: we're learning to use mindfulness for more than coping but to thrive. We're redefining what success means to us, not what society says. And most importantly, we're putting ourselves first, making self-care our top priority like it's our birthright.

Why Mindfulness Matters for Black Women:

As Black women, navigating life's complexities often means facing chronic stress that takes a toll on our health and well-being. The numbers don't lie: we're grappling with the highest health disparities across demographics. Heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes are all too common in our community, with Black women facing earlier onset and poorer outcomes. Despite these alarming statistics, our struggles often go unnoticed, overshadowed by societal expectations and cultural norms. We live in a constant state of urgency, as if being pursued by an unseen force, perpetually caught up in the grind. It's time to recognize the weight of these burdens and the toll they take on our bodies, minds, and spirits. This workshop is vital because it's a space for us to confront our stress head-on, prioritize our well-being, and reclaim our peace. It's more than just a workshop; it's a beacon of hope and healing explicitly tailored for us by us. Join us on this journey to break free from the cycle of chronic stress and embrace a life of vitality and resilience.

How To Combat Stress:

Together, we'll explore three powerful tools to combat stress head-on: first, cultivating awareness of our breath, a simple yet profound practice to anchor us in the present moment; second, fostering self-awareness, allowing us to recognize and honor our emotions and needs without judgment; and finally, embracing a mindset of non-judgment, freeing ourselves from the weight of societal expectations and cultural norms. After this workshop, you'll walk away equipped with three practical strategies to alleviate stress right now, in this very moment.

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Presented by Kim Peavler,
Founder of Melan Mind

My name is Kim Peavler, and I've spent over two decades in diverse professional roles, culminating in a master's degree in Mindfulness Studies. Certified as a life coach and Holistic Registered Nurse, I am committed to empowering Black women to break free from the limiting beliefs that hold them back. Through Melan Mind, my mission is to guide women like you to recognize and honor your intrinsic worth beyond society's narrow definitions of success.

 

My journey has taught me that true liberation comes from within, from embracing our inherent values and living authentically aligned with our values and beliefs. Through holistic practices and mindful introspection, I help women cultivate a profound sense of self-awareness, acceptance, and empowerment.

 

As a proud member of the Holistic Nursing Association, my work has been recognized for its transformative impact, appearing in reputable publications such as The Grio and The Chicago Tribune. I understand the power of integrating mind and body for holistic well-being, and I'm here to guide you on your journey toward living a life of purpose, intention, and worthiness.

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Where Do We Begin? Understanding Stress and Cultivating Wellness for Black Women
Where Do We Begin? Understanding Stress and Cultivating Wellness for Black Women
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Join us for a transformative online workshop designed specifically for Black women to explore the impact of stress on physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
May 23, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
Virtual Workshop
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