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Love Your Body Day

This year’s Love Your Body Day theme is “How to Love Your Body Your Body When There are So Many Attacks Against it: The Three Pandemics”. We will explore how to navigate threats on ourselves such as COVID-19, violence on Black bodies, and dating violence. This theme was created to acknowledge what currently endangers our bodies and to remind us how we can take care of ourselves and others in revolutionary ways. The mission of the Love Your Body Day Summit is to recognize loneliness, grief, and fear and to create an empowering space to work through individual and community healing.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will examine the intersections of violence, pandemics, and systemic oppression that impact your mental and physical health.
  • Participants will develop strategies and techniques for revolutionary self-care
  • Participants will be able to recognize and validate signs of loneliness, grief, and fear
  • Participants will cultivate strategies for individual and community healing.

Featured Speakers

Jettana Okoye, LCSW is the founder and CEO of J. Okoye Wellness. Leading with compassion, Jettana serves her clients by blending seamlessly psychotherapist principles with integrative health solutions to promote a well-rounded wellness program.

After receiving her Bachelor’s degree at Western Carolina University and Masters degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Social Work, she wanted to round out her holistic expertise with an integrated life and health coaching certification through Duke Integrative Medicine. In order to culminate her experience and education, Jettana decided to build her own practice from the ground up.

When she founded J. Okoye Wellness, her goal was simple. Help the trailblazing women that carry the weight of the world by providing them with clear self-care strategies, a safe space to dream and create, and produce individualized actionable steps to reach their own pinnacle of success.

Her passion has evolved over the years to continue the fight to end the stigma of mental health within minority communities. She offers a safe and honest place to discuss the importance of mental and holistic health. Her goal is to create a lasting positive impact on individuals and their communities.

When she’s not serving her clients and running her business, you can find Jettana zip lining down a mountain, spending time with her husband and family, or traveling to explore a new place in the world.

Deborah is a Reiki Master practicing since 2006.  She currently lives in Durham, NC and provides sessions throughout the Triangle Area and trainings at Duke Integrative Medicine and online. She is also a 500 RYT yoga instructor with certifications that include Restorative, Yin, and Yoga Warriors for PTSD.  Deborah is currently studying iRest Yoga Nidra with Richard Miller, Pranayama with Gary Kraftsow, and is being certified as a MindBody Therapy practitioner.