Rise to Resilience Mental Wellness Retreat
A JIT Healing Festival!
Finger painting, giant bubble wands, meditation rooms and Jazzercize – attendees of Just in Time’s Rise to Resilience Retreat immersed themselves in healing practices focused on mitigating the harmful effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) through meditation, mind body connection and play.
Nearly 100 guests attended the event at Julep; they included participants, volunteers, collaborative partners and board members. Sorted into teams by color, community members at every level engaged in the hands-on workstations imagineered by JIT’s Wellness Team. The opening icebreaker: A human knot (similar to the game Twister) compelled individuals to work together, performing daring feats of physical teamwork to untangle themselves.
Guest speakers included Just in Time’s Mental Wellness Supervisor Dr. Jill Ault, as well as Author and Just in Time Alumni Irene Ekdahl.