speaking & trainings
Providing training and consulting that: (1) helps institutions and organizations integrate wellness into the culture of their communities and (2) teaches educators how to cultivate decolonized, liberated learning spaces
"I once read a statistic that claimed teachers make more decisions in a day than any profession second to air traffic controllers. With that demand, it is no wonder that teacher burnout results in thousands of teachers leaving the profession each year. That is where Heal with Keonna comes in. Keonna is an exceptional facilitator who partners with your teachers in a process of reflection to identify potential triggers before they happen and self-care strategies before they are needed. She also positions teachers to gently hold each other accountable creating a collective of self-care. I highly recommend Heal with Keonna for any and all school communities."
- Ashlee Gutierrez, Founding Principal at Caliber Beta Academy Upper School
The video above highlights a brief snippet from a wellness training provided for the educators and staff at Peter Paul Development Center.
Well-Being Workshop for Helping Professionals
Want to say “thank you” to your team for all of their hard work? Create space for your staff to disconnect from work and reconnect to their needs. This well-being workshop was designed to help community leaders and helping professionals take care of themselves while caring for others. We recognize that you work tirelessly to show up for your community and want to ensure that you have the tools and resources to consistently show up for yourself. Staff members will walk away with practical insights, a clear commitment to start prioritizing their personal well-being and a feeling of connectedness with their team.
The video above highlights a brief snippet from the "Decolonizing Your Curriculum" training I facilitated at the 2022 Academics 4 Black Lives Conference. Please do not use any aspects of this framework without permission.
Decolonizing Your Curriculum: Transformative Approaches to Cultivating Liberated, Learning Spaces
What does it mean to decolonize your curriculum? In this interactive training, participants have the opportunity to not only learn about the process of decolonizing their curriculum, but be a part of a liberated learning space themselves. Participants are invited to explore and engage in three transformative approaches to cultivating liberated learning spaces and gain practical tools for starting this process immediately.
Topics Include (but are not limited to):
Strategies for Activating & Practicing Courage
Decolonizing the Wellness and Mental Health Industry
Reimagining Black Mental Health
Rewriting the "Strong Black Woman" Narrative
Liberation-Centered Healing Frameworks for Black Women
Well-Being Practices for Educators & Helping Professionals
Mindfulness for Youth & Educators
Embodiment Practices for Healers & Community Leaders
This photos above highlights a brief snippet from a health speaking engagement at the Remarkable Women's Luncheon in Richmond, VA.