THE THERAPEUTIC DANCE HALL - "#Danceyourstressaway”
campaign to END THE STIGMA OF MENTAL HEALTH.
Have you ever been to a mental health agency where you can DANCE?
At Transformation Health, well, anything is POSSIBLE!
The “Therapeutic Dance Hall” was created by our CEO, Ms. Monica Boddie, due to seeing a need to end
the stigma associated with seeking therapy for mental health. Ms. Boddie realized that people were
more comfortable admitting to having stress rather than feelings of depression, more specifically in
communities of color. Therefore, she created a way to merge scientific data regarding dancing and its release
of “feel good” endorphins to improve mental wellness while normalizing the need for services.
Ms. Monica asks ”Have you ever put on your favorite song and somehow your mood changes?”
This is our trailblazing way to introduce therapy through the “backdoor” by inviting people to come and "Dance Their Stress Away". Thereby coming into the “front door” of services.
Since then, the ‘Therapeutic Dance Hall” has been featured in segments in local news, been visited by agencies in other states and have hosted multiple local agencies who service clients and who give challenges to other organizations to meet in “the dance hall” in an effort to #EndTheStigma.
WE HAVE NEW COVID GUIDELINES IN PLACE.
There are several ways one can come and dance:
Being a client - All clients are welcomed to dance on Fridays between the hours of 12:30 pm - 1 pm.
Becoming a Community Partner - All community agencies are welcomed to come and join our Campaign. If you are interested in bringing your agency to dance in the “Therapeutic Dance Hall” please complete the form below and one of our Dance Team members will contact you to coordinate your agency's trip.
Community Member/Neighbor - We welcome anyone from the community who is interested in dropping by to dance. Community hour is on Friday’s and based on the number of participants who have signed up for a particular day. Please complete the form and one of our Dance Team Member's will contact you to coordinate the schedule with you.
DANCE HALL SWAG GEAR:
We also have “I Danced My Stress Away - Dance Hall” tee shirts that when purchased, the proceeds are sent to Transformation Nation (501c3) Nonprofit that assist children who have suffered trauma with needed assistance.