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Doc Wayne Youth Visit with Olympian & Learn to Row

7 Jul

In partnership with Community Rowing and the Joseph M. Tierney Learning CenterDoc Wayne provides an indoor rowing program for Chalk Talk® sport-based group therapy participants. The program is a valuable opportunity for youth to learn about the sport of rowing while receiving accessible and engaging outpatient group therapy in their community.

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Doc Wayne’s COO Rebekah Roulier, LMHC explains, “Along with teaching core skills that assist in emotional and behavioral regulation, Doc Wayne’s indoor rowing program aims to highlight and strengthen youth participants’ sense of self-worth, resilience, and empower them to flourish as individuals and accomplish their goals through collaboration with others in the sport of rowing.”

After 7-weeks on the ergs, Chalk Talk® participants put their skills to the test on the Charles River.

On the water, Chalk Talk®  youth and coaches worked as a team to successfully move the boat while enjoying a beautiful cruise around the river.

After putting forth great effort in what was the first experience rowing on the water for most, youth were visited by Dr. Gevvie Stone, a US Olympic Rower. Gevvie shared her story of setting and completing various goals both on and off the water, her successes, setbacks, as well as the obstacles that she IMG_4993encountered along the way. Gevvie emphasized the importance of doing what you love, being passionate about what you choose to pursue in life, and building your support team.

Youth refueled with lunch while receiving their certificates acknowledging the hard work they had put in throughout the program.

Aymee Suarez, a Clinical Game Changer at Doc Wayne reflected on how “wonderful it was to see our youth experience a new sport, learn self-compassion, and appreciate how far they have come individually and as a group in 7 weeks. I am proud of each and every participant and grateful that I had the opportunity to share with them a sport I love.”

Doc Wayne is appreciative of our collaborative partners, Community Rowing and the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center and look forward to upcoming trips to the boat house!

Additional photos of the event can be viewed here.

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Power of Love and Forgiveness Reaches Doc Wayne Youth

19 Jun

Within Doc Wayne’s Chalk Talk Group Therapy Program, and supported by the Fetzer Institute, pilot sessions utilizing the newly launched Teaching Love and Forgiveness Through Basketball curriculum were recently completed. Doc Wayne’s collaboration with the Fetzer Institute provided youth with a 7-week opportunity to learn about love and forgiveness within the context of basketball. 43 youth were served at a low-income housing development and residential treatment facility. Insights into youth participants’ experiences of, understandings about, and obstacles faced in relation to the themes of love, forgiveness, and trust were gained through the project. 

Please see pictures of Doc Wayne’s Love and Forgiveness Celebration hosted by the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center. For more information on Doc Wayne Youth Services please visit www.docwayne.org or contact us at info@docwayne.org.

 

 

ABOUT THE FETZER INSTITUTE (@FetzerInstitute):

The Fetzer Institute’s mission is to foster awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global community. People across the globe, from all cultures and traditions, embrace love and forgiveness in daily life. These values are universally viewed as central to the fabric of humanity. Yet, the emerging global community has few institutions dedicated to deepening the understanding and fostering deeper awareness of these values. In this context, the Fetzer Institute pursues a unique role—working to investigate, activate, and celebrate the power of love and forgiveness as a practical force for good in today’s world. We are interested in how people truly experience and understand love and forgiveness from their diverse points of view, especially from the perspective of their daily work in the world.

ABOUT DOC WAYNE’S CHALK TALK GROUP THERAPY PROGRAM (@DocWayneDtG):

Through Boston ASAP (http://www.bostonasap.org), Doc Wayne provides Chalk Talk as a billable, sport-based group therapy program that creates a clinician-guided environment where sport is the lens through which youth examine important social and emotional issues in real-time. The curriculum teaches the principles of do the good® by both didactic and interactive approaches. In a series of weekly sessions, participants undertake written goal setting and movement-oriented exercises to develop the thoughtfulness, sense of competence, and feeling of effectiveness that are derived from positive sport participation and are essential to social development.

Mayor Walsh re-opens South Boston Playground

5 Jun

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South Boston residents gathered on a gorgeous May morning to celebrate the re-opening of Sweeney Playground. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department hosted the event as part of a series of “Coffee Hours” where local community members have the unique opportunity to speak with Mayor Walsh, one-on-one, about neighborhood needs. Doc Wayne staff were able to chat about their services that are being offered in Metro Boston with members of Mayor Walsh’s team. The feedback received was very positive and encouraging, and opportunities to reach more Boston area youth through Doc Wayne’s Therapeutic Sports Program and Chalk Talk Group Therapy were discussed. Doc Wayne is eager and excited for the opportunity to make a lasting impact in and around Boston. Pictures of the re-opening ceremony and newly constructed playground are below. For more information, please visit http://www.docwayne.org or contact us at info@docwayne.org.

 

Mayor Walsh's re-opening speech

Mayor Walsh’s re-opening speech

Ribbon cutting with local children!

Ribbon cutting ceremony with local children

Beautiful new basketball court!

Beautiful new basketball court

Doc Wayne Launches Chalk Talk in South Boston

23 Aug

This summer has seen an exciting new expansion of Doc Wayne’s sports therapy programming in partnership with the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center at the Homes at Old Colony in South Boston. Through a collaboration with Boston ASAP, Doc Wayne is providing Chalk Talk group therapy to the youth residents of this community. Intake of participants for this course of treatment began in July and the first official session was successfully conducted on Thursday, August 22rd. Below is Old Colony’s beloved Coach Eddie preparing to help out Doc Wayne clinician and GM Rebekah Roulier in delivering the inaugural Chalk Talk session.

Old Colony's Coach Eddie ready to help out!

Old Colony’s Coach Eddie ready to help out!

Through Boston ASAP, Doc Wayne provides Chalk Talk as a billable, sport-based group therapy program that creates a clinician-guided environment where sport is the lens through which youth examine important social and emotional issues in real-time. The curriculum teaches the principles of do the good ® by both didactic and interactive approaches. In a series of weekly sessions, participants undertake written goal setting and movement-oriented exercises to develop the thoughtfulness, sense of competence, and feeling of effectiveness that are derived from positive sport participation and are essential to social development. Through Boston ASAP, Chalk Talk will be offered statewide.

If you would like more information about Doc Wayne or Chalk Talk, please email us at info@docwayne.org or follow us on twitter @docwayneDtG.