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The Broken Heals

Guest Contributor:

Natasha Helwig:

Introspective Coach, Self Work Facilitator, Writer

Founder of The Broken Heals Self Work Program

Tell us about your educational and/or professional training, and current area of expertise related to mental health and wellness?

I am a Certified Life Coach with the Certified Coaches Federation. I focus mainly on facilitating activities and guiding Black people to do Self Work activities focused on deepening their relationship with themselves and others through plenty of introspection, conversation and journaling. I provide a safe space for people to be comfortable expressing their stories vulnerably and release the shame responses they have from their experiences. We focus mainly on unpacking our relationship with ourselves, our parents, our partners, how we look at sex and desire and rediscovering our gifts and interests.

What are some ways that you promote mental health and wellness through your area of expertise?

I am a Self Work Facilitator who hosts workshops to promote self awareness and wellness. I also write and share my writing via social media. Everything I write about is focused on self love, wellness and understanding love and relationships.

What are some things that we should know about your area of expertise?

My work is not for the faint at heart. You have to be ready to unpack and dive deep into understanding yourself, your patterns and your relationships. However, should you choose to work with me - your readiness leads to your confidence and by working with me I help nurture your self-awareness, uncover your generational patterns, set healthier boundaries, try new things and communicate lovingly and clearly. Through my group workshops you begin to feel more comfortable with vulnerability and through my one on one work I help you hit major breakthroughs within your love and relationships.

What does Black Mental Wellness mean to you?

To me, Black Mental Wellness means taking ownership of where we are, making a decision that we want to move from victim to survivor and then thriver, and giving ourselves plenty of love and grace throughout the journey. Collectively, it means us supporting one another along our process, taking time to listen and create space for one another to be heard, releasing shame surrounding our experiences, finding the message in our mess, and building a community that is fostering growth, love and healing.

How do you promote change and well-being in the Black community?