Mindful Junkie Outreach - Serving those who serve the community (@ the intersection of mindfulness and movement )
Mindful Junkie Outreach is a non-profit arm of Mindful Junkie that focuses on serving underserved and at risk populations. Mindful Junkie Outreach believes in community, and especially in giving back to the community. Gina - founder - has a strong pull to serve the underserved of the underserved. Confusing - yes. Gina's overriding question has always been; "who serves those that serve others?" Who is this you ask? This is the population that serves those in need. This is the population that gives without a lot of receiving. This is a segment of our society that is under a tremendous amount of daily stress without the resources to deal with it all. The intention of MJ Outreach is to bring mindfulness and movement specifically to First Responders and high trauma / stress populations. Teaching first responders how to respond, rather than react, creates a resiliency that is required not only on the job, but also at home. Teaching the skills of "present awareness" through meditation and movement provides these populations with a tool to use in toxic situations. The skills acquired during training help to decrease stress, decrease anxiety, increase sleep, and create an overall healthy mind and body connection.
Mindful Junkie Outreach is currently holding a Pilot program in the Alexandria VA Sheriff's department. The hope is to expand this program to create consistent in house training. Donations are welcome to help with our efforts.