NEW YORK, June 2, 2023 (Newswire.com)
The Good Dog Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to training and deploying therapy dogs to help adults and children recover from stress, trauma, and disease, today announced that Rachel McPherson, Founder, along with two therapy dogs - Magnus and Atticus - will ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today, Friday, June 2, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. ET.
"At The Good Dog Foundation, we believe in the healing power of the human-animal bond. Therapy dogs, when trained properly, offer uniquely effective nonverbal, nonjudgmental support for those in need of stress relief, morale boosting, or emotional healing," said Rachel McPherson, Founder of The Good Dog Foundation. "Ringing the closing bell at NYSE is a wonderful way to honor our 25th year and reflect on the meaningful work our therapy dogs have done. I am so proud of The Good Dog Foundation and the thousands of therapy dogs and their owners who are making a difference in lives every day."
About The Good Dog Foundation
For 25 years, The Good Dog Foundation has trained and deployed thousands of therapy dogs to help adults and children recover from stress, trauma and disease or cope with disabilities and learning issues. Founded on the belief in the healing power of the dog to human connection, Good Dogs have provided services to hospitals, colleges, nursing homes, disaster relief efforts as well as corporate partners. Learn more at https://thegooddogfoundation.org.
BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 1, 2023 (Newswire.com)
The Global Healing Festival by Embodied Black Girl returns for its fourth annual festival on June 9, 2023. The festival is the first of its kind and nourishes the healing and liberation of Black women and women of color while enlivening culture change and making wellness, somatics and mental health more accessible to the communities that need it most.
Every year the free grassroots virtual festival attracts thousands of participants around the world, primarily through word of mouth.
Curated by the global wellness and leadership education platform, Embodied Black Girl, the day-long online, interactive and immersive festival experience, includes in-depth workshops and thought-provoking conversations with today's leading visionary cultural shapers.
This year's theme, The Future is Embodied: The Rest-volution,is an invitation to enter the dream space and leave grind culture behind. In spite of the grim statistics and policies that impact Black women in particular, we root for a vision of joy, hope and self-determination.
In keeping this festival free through the years, our hope is to make wellness, somatics and mental health more accessible to Black women and folks of color and, in turn, create a world where we are seen, held and empowered. In this space, rest is life and our bodies transform into revolutionary portals and oracles for liberation.
The festival will be hosted by Embodied Black Girl founder Thérèse Cator, who'll be joined by honored guests:
Tricia Hersey, founder of The Nap Ministry and NYT Bestselling Author of Rest is Resistance
Dr. Jennifer Mullan, founder of Decolonizing Therapy and author of the forthcoming book Decolonizing Therapy: Oppression, Historical Trauma and Politicizing Your Practice (W. W. Norton & Company)
Tigidankay "TK" Saccoh, founder of The Darkest Hue, a digital platform that centers the experiences and perspectives of dark-skinned Black girls, women, and femmes
Natalee Facey, Resilience Coach and Birth Doula
The festival will explore questions like…
How does rest support our individual and collective liberation?
How can we move beyond a cognitive understanding of rest to an embodied knowing of rest?
How can we foster deeper embodiment while having difficult and necessary conversations within our family and communities?
What dreams are we here to birth and nurture that will support personal and communal thriving?