You're depressed. 

Maybe a medical practitioner has told you this, or self-diagnosed (thank you, Dr. Google!).

You haven’t told many people — that’s not your style because you know everyone will brush it off and say “you’re so strong!” and “you’ll get through it!”

Because, well,you always do.

Except...this feels different. 


 


Deep down, you know that you need help.


THIS TIME, YOU’RE NOT SURE YOU CAN JUST SHAKE IF OFF OR FIGURE IT OUT ON YOUR OWN.

"Moving Through Depression" is a dance/movement psychotherapy group for Black women living with depression. 

In addition to having a safe space to process + move through your emotions, you'll:

Better understand depression and how it affects your body

Gain an understanding of the ways in which food affects our mood

Increase resources for coping with depressive episodes

Learn body-based tools to restore your natural blueprint of health

Be in community with others whose experience may validate your own and support your own recovery

I'm Jennifer Sterling, an emotional wellness coach with master's degrees n both dance/movement psychotherapy and holistic nutrition.

I help women living with depression understand what they need to feel vital— using food and movement.

And by vital I mean having a sense of what it means to feel well in any given moment.

In my 12+ years of education, research, and supporting more than 250 women I’ve learned that what we eat, how we move, and how we feel are intimately connected, and simple changes in in food, movement, and thought patterns can lead to significant shifts in your mental health.  And I would like the opportunity share this with you.

With this information and a better understanding of your body, you'll have the tools you need to begin managing your depression as holistically as possible.

This is what I want for you.

Hey there!

Moving Through Depression supports you in reconnecting with your natural blueprint of health.

Your body's natural and original plan for vitality, wellness, and well-being. 

This is the group for you, if you…..

Are interested in learning about depression from a body-based perspective.

Want to learn more about the role your digestive system plays in mood regulation. 

Are you interested in exploring how oppression affects the body and its role in depression. 

Are open to exploring and moving through your feelings in a group setting.

sounds great!

...but how much does it cost?

Three Months of Support: $300

Count Me In!

(payment plan available)

How It Works:

1. You sign up.

2. You receive a confirmation email and access to the Moving Through Depression intro module for some pre-program exercises and reflections.

3. Two days before the first session, you'll receive an email with details for the first virtual group session. We'll meet as a group via online video conference every other  Tuesday for 3 months — December 1, 2020 to February 23, 2021 

4. You'll have access to live group support sessions as well as supplemental materials — movement exercises and prompts, a depression meal recipe guide, video lessons and other resources for emotion regulation.

What will I learn?

What is Depression? 

The first step to  feeling more vital, well, and whole is understanding what depression is.  

We'll start the group by discussing what depression is and how it affects the body. We'll also examine it's relationship to oppression and trauma. 

The Gut-Brain Connection

Learn how to support your gut (digestive system), so it can support your mood. 

You'll also have access to a few simple recipes to help you nourish yourself well, even on your worst days. 

Letting Go of Negative Thoughts

Those of us who live with depression know negative and absolute thoughts are the easiest to access. 

In this lesson, you'll learn how to begin shifting those thoughts, so they don't send you in to a deep, dark spiral downward. 

The Importance of Connection


We know we need support, but reaching out can be so damn hard! 

Find out why it can be such a challenge along with a few tools that may make it easier to get the help you need, when you need it. 

Putting It All Together 


Now that you have an understanding of depression and resources for wellness and vitality, let's put it all together and look at the big picture. 

We'll explore ways that you can foster resilience and feel vital and well long-term. 

When does Moving Through Depression start and end?


Got Questions?

Find the most common answers here.

"Moving Through Depression" is an ongoing dance/movement psychotherapy group for Black women living with depression. We ask, however, that participants commit to at least three months — December 1, 2020 to February 23, 2021. 

When do we meet for the live sessions?


Got Questions?

Find the most common answers here.

We will meet via online video conference every other Tuesday at 7:00pm EST: 

The exact dates are: 
December 1, 15, 29
January 12, 26
February 9, 23

To protect the privacy of participants, sessions WILL NOT be recorded. 

Will this course cure my depression?

Got Questions?

Find the most common answers here.

Our reasons for developing depression are varied and deep, so I can't promise that you will feel cured in three months time.

What you will gain, however, is a perspective and understanding of depression that isn't often talked about. This understanding makes it more possible for you to use the resources provided to tap into your own, natural capacity for vitality and well-being. 

Can I get a refund if I don’t like the program?

Got Questions?

Find the most common answers here.

Please only register for this experience if you think it will be a good fit. 

Refund requests will not be honored once the group starts.

If you would like to chat before signing up, I have a few spaces for 15-minute consultations.

Email jennifer@thebodyfulhealingproject.com for booking information. 

Ready to move through depression and into recovery?

Join The Group