2017 BWHWC, Sacramento
What a success! More than 150 women attended, experienced, and celebrated the 2017 BWHWC, Sacramento. It was an amazing event and we were able to connect and love on each other.
Our 2017 BWHWC was titled “Healing Invisible Scars” and we will focused on overcoming trauma, relationship dynamics, cardiovascular disease prevention, and overall the mental, spiritual, and physical protection of the heart.
This conference was a day of healing and coming together to overcome stressors and trauma that black women deal with daily. We addressed how these stressors and traumatic events greatly impact our ability to be healthy and we engaged each other on solutions we can take to towards prevention and healing from these stressors.
We had an amazing event with a dynamic host, Courtney Dempsey; our guest speakers, Dr. Richard Pan; and our innovative panel moderator Alondra Thompson. In addition, we had informative workshops, an energizing physical activity to promote heart health, and transformative lunch time presentation. Check out the photos from our last conference!!!!
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, La Tanya Takla, hosted our workshop titled "Women Who Love Too Much." This workshop was based on the bestselling Book "Women Who Love Too Much," by Robin Norwood, this workshop focused on unhealthy relationship dynamics and overcoming relationship trauma.
Thank You La Tanya!!
Brandi Richard, author of Operational Growth, hosted our "Healing Invisible Scars" workshop. This workshop focused on how to heal the heart through learning coping mechanisms to combat stress. It will focus on stressors in our environment that put African American/Black women at risk for cardiovascular disease.
Thank You Brandi!!
Dr. Schery Mitchell-James, hosted our workshop titled "Protecting & Managing your Heart Health." This workshop provided resources on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and also encourage participants to communicate with their primary care physician.
Thank You Dr. Mitchell-James!!
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alondra Thompson, hosted our workshop titled "Powerful Self-care for Healing Trauma." This workshop discussed how our bodies communicate with us on a regular basis. It takes in stress and works toward healing from the experiences we have each day.
Thank You Alondra!!
Ané Watts provided our lunchtime presentation titled “Make an Impact on Your Community’s Health." This lunchtime presentation discussed the roles ACEs (adverse childhood experiences), trauma, and implicit bias have in engaging in wellness practices, seeking health care and improving health. Distressing and life-threatening events have physical and emotional impacts on communities.
Thank You Ané!!
Thank You Jessica Brown and Melody Johnson for hosting our fitness demo. Jessica Brown got our hearts pumping with a Fierce Funk Demonstration and Melody Johnson cooled us off with a relaxing yoga exercise.