Hackathon to create awareness for Depression in Immigrant and Refugee communities. Hosted by 1951 Coffee, and Thon X
It was an amazing twelve hour workspace. Where folks from multiple disciplines came together to work on tackling a cause- increasing awareness around Depression in Immigrant and Refugee communities. There were so many great ideas and lots of passion in the room.
Before the participants got to work, they volunteered to engage in a demonstration of the RICHER model. The participants volunteered to share some work that reflect how they felt. This is the pre and post reflection of how they felt in their mind, body and spirit.
Below is a word bible that summarized the expression of the participants pre and post the session
Before the RICHER Model
After the RICHER Model
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“Woman Spirit Rising” ~ by Marie Southard
Motion, Music and Mindfulness – The 3 M’s to Thrive!
October 19, 12-1pm
Samuel Merritt University
400 Hawthorne HEC 311 (3rd Floor)
Presented by Uzo Nwankpa, MSN, RN – Community/ Public Health Nursing Instructor, RN to BSN program & Founder of The Uzo Method Project
Learn to create mind, body and soul harmony on a moment by moment basis using the 3 M’s to Thrive concept. Connect the ancient soul with the body using a combination of intentional movement, music and the breath that stimulate the energy centers. Be prepared to move the body!
From December of 2011 through March of 2013, women who were diagnosed with or at risk for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) were offered an Uzo Method dance intervention. There were 54 dance interventions provided for 28 unique participants. Participants were asked to rate their stress and energy on a 5 point scale both before and after the intervention The proportion of participants who reported a reduction in stress was 83.33%. The proportion of participants who reported an increase in energy was 81.25%. This is wonderful information that proves my belief that dance improves well being and especially when life is tough. Parenting in the first few years can be especially challenging when PPMD is suspected or diagnosed. The community can help at large if we can sensitive to new moms, their emotions, the resources and support systems that encourage dancing together. Let us all get up and get moving with good music. Uzoamaka Nwankpa RN BSN Grand Canyon University Graduate Student Masters of Nursing Science Uzo Nwankpa, facilitated all the sessions and collected the data which was compiled and analyzed by Fania Bevill, also a registered nurse.