Start with yourself
Start with yourself
Join Black Mental Health Connections Montreal and Vent Over Tea for a three-part event series, ‘Building Community: From Care to Action.’ This series will run from October 2023 to March 2024 and invites you to explore the essence of community care, the significance of genuine connections with ourselves and others, and how these relationships can drive meaningful change.
Kicking off the series is Start with yourself, a mind and body experience starting with a body check-in and ending with a sound bath and meditation.
📍Circuit Est (Studio C) – 1881, rue Saint-André, H2L 3T9
🗓️ Tuesday October 24, 2023
🕕 6:15pm – 8:00pm
✅ Items to consider bringing (not mandatory): A water bottle, yoga mat, comfortable clothing, blanket, notebook.
🎟️ This event is free. You must reserve your spot on the following Eventbrite page where you can also give a donation https://start-with-yourself.eventbrite.ca/
Often when we think about mental health, we focus on the mind and we tend to forget how experiences are held within our bodies. So much healing can come from reconnecting with our bodies. Meaghen will start the event by providing information about the physical and mental health benefits of expanding a sense of presence with body and mind. They will then dive into exploring multiple pathways and play with a variety of tools and entry points to find what works for you.
The last portion of the event will consist of a lightly guided meditation by Fimo, followed by a lengthy sound bath where you can rest within yourself and community.
About your facilitators:
Meaghen Buckley (she/they) is an artist, teacher and drama therapist practicing in Montreal. She is fascinated by the relationships between feeling, sensing, and thinking and explores their expression in creative and therapeutic practice. Her studies in dance, linguistics, yoga, movement and somatic practices inform her research and teaching work.
Fimo Mitchell (he/him) is a meditation teacher, a writer and a podcast host. In 2020 he founded When The Village Meditates, a nonprofit committed to creating meditation, yoga, and discussion spaces, along with wellness retreats that centers racialized and marginalized people. In 2021, Fimo released his third book titled Pastel Remembrances. Every Tuesday, he hosts the When The Village Meditates podcast featuring ten minutes of meditation and five minutes of insightful speech.
About BMHC 💜
Black Mental Health Connections Montreal (BMHC MTL) is an alliance of organizations and individuals focused on the mental health and well-being of the English-speaking Black community in Montreal. We help our community by developing and offering services that spark bottom-up social change.
Our mission is to use our collective experiences to empower members of Black communities by breaking mental health barriers and promoting healing through culturally competent education and innovative community care. Though focused on the Black community, BMHC MTL works to be anti-oppressive in all ways and in solidarity with all marginalized communities.
About Vent Over Tea ☕
Vent Over Tea is a free active listening service in FR/EN based in Montréal that connects those who need to vent with an empathetic listener in a local café or virtually. To book a vent session or for more information, visit https://ventovertea.com/en/