THE HEALING ADVENTURE
The Healing Adventure is a social, cultural and therapeutic program created by TVOC Network, meant to decrease stigma in vulnerable communities and increase mental health awareness, skills, and resiliency. #MaddestLife
The Healing Adventure program focuses on teaching mental health from a cultural perspective, communication and coping skills, mental resiliency, and strategies for self-growth. It can be adapted to be a month, half month, week, or full day program in workshops, camps, retreats, conferences, or classroom settings.
Segment 1: Psycho-Education / An Introduction to Mental Health
First aired on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 8:00 PM EST
This segment was created by Professor Giancarlo Simpson.
Professor Giancarlo Simpson: Specializing in Family Conflict, Relationship Issues and Coping Skills
I am Jamaican, currently living in South Florida. I am a Professor and I run a private practice offering therapy to individuals, couples, and families. I am currently finishing up my PhD in couples and family therapy at Nova. And my research explores the lived experiences of Afro-Caribbean men who are in polyamorous relationships. My aim is to continue research of both men and women in the Caribbean who practice Polyamory or other forms of consensual non-monogamy.
Contact: (754) 220-5121
Segment 2: Coping and Communication / Emotional Management, and Identifying Abuse
First aired on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 10:00 AM EST.
This segment was created by Annmarie Etuk.
Annmarie Etuk: Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)
I am founder of Supply the Change Toronto, and I am currently pursuing a Doctor of Psychology in Grief Counselling at the American International Theism University. I completed a Masters (M.A.) in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Cognitive Science and a minor in Psychology at York University. In my free time she enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with friends & family, and listening to music.
Segment 3: Resiliency / Intergenerational Trauma, Root Issues, & Rising Above Pitfalls
First aired on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 11:00 AM EST.
This segment was created by Christina Daniels and Aishah Seivwright.
Christina Daniels: Women’s Empowerment Coach
I am the founder of Adorned Heart, based in South Florida.
I am passionate about helping women declutter their emotional and mental baggage, so they can fall in love with themselves. And pursue their dream life, relationship, and career.
She is devoted to learning about human behavior and its affects on society. She received a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Public Policy and is also a Social Studies teacher and article writer. She hopes to use her life and academic experience to empower & heal hearts!
Aishah Seivwright: Co-Director of Black Mental Health Connections
I'm an imaginative and solution-oriented project coordinator, that believes supporting mental health through non-hierarchical, and anti-oppressive organizing is a critical step towards meaningful change towards a better future for us all. I bring a deeply grounded perspective on equity, intersectionality and neurodiversity in my work to destigmatize mental health within the Black community as co-director of Black Mental Health Connections Montreal. I am self-motivated and directed, with strong organizational and management skills. I have the strategic ability to establish objectives and evaluate options, and a high capacity to multi-task in a fast-paced, unpredictable environment.
Segment 4: Empowerment / Reflection, Growth, & Love
First aired on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 9:00 AM EST.
This segment was created by Tsa Mae and Chad Lambert.
Tsa Mae: Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Certified Meditation Facilitator
I have been trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and has worked with individuals and families in the community over the past 12 years. Using a customized approach, I help clients improve their mental health and well-being. Incorporating psychotherapy and/or mindfulness meditation into your regular routine can enhance your overall health. My practice provides a healing and friendly environment to practice guided meditation in an individual or small group setting. We also provide individual psychotherapy consults and ongoing therapy sessions.
Chad Lambert: Licensed Associate Clinical Psychologist
I am a high school emotional counselor in Kingston, Jamaica and self-care “specialist”. Although I have a special interest in the psychopathology and Treatment of Mood and Anxiety disorders, I remain passionate about educating and advocating the importance of Mental Health Care on a broader scale. Recently, I have also become invested in Mental health in the workplace through facilitating workshops and creating models that maximize the importance of stress management and overall Mental wellness.