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Youth through Adult
Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges
Rachel brings her talents to Milkweed Connections to support people of all ages to explore how mind-body arts, peer support, and creativity can build emotional resilience and awareness, and increase physical well-being. She utilizes a modern understanding of neuroscience to keep up-to-date on the current evidence and best practices available. Her background in these areas also informs her peer support work.
"I grew up in a small Wisconsin town, and never felt like I belonged. This sense of being an 'outcast' followed me into adult life. I tried talk therapy, treatment for ADHD, and my own 'treatment' of excessive partying to try to get help. Nothing quite got to my core issues until I discovered the mind-body arts. Through these, I realized that my misery was both 'in my body' and my mind, and that self-awareness was a key to freeing myself and developing as a human being.
As a proud member of the LGBT+ community, and someone with ADHD, I understand how being neurodivergent can be very difficult. This also gives me a soft spot for everyone who feels like they don't 'belong' in their corner of the world. My greatest joy is using mind-body arts to help people bring out the best in themselves!"