Social change is only possible when we heal and transform our bodies as well as our minds.
Over twenty years ago when I started on my path as an inclusion, equity, belonging, and social justice scholar and practitioner, I never would have imagined how powerful mindfulness, movement practices, bodywork, and breathing techniques would become in my journey to embodying my own values and helping others do the same. Across my career, I found that imparting knowledge and information alone did not lead to structural, interpersonal, or intrapersonal change. Research now confirms that emotional intelligence and bodily connection play a central role in personal, interpersonal, and organizational transformation.
Body: the physical structure of a human (individual); a group of people with a common purpose (community); the central part of something (structure).
Through facilitating processes of healing and transformation, I assist bodies in becoming better aligned with their values.
I accomplish this goal by providing intentionally and uniquely crafted services to individuals (bodywork and coaching) and communities, organizations, and corporations (consulting and presentations) that integrate my 20+ years of experience as a community leader, educator, researcher, advocate, and administrator with skills and practices that foster social, emotional, and cultural intelligence and body awareness/healing.
I am inspired by and humbly draw from the work and perspectives of Sonya Renee Taylor, Resmaa Menakem, Layla F. Saad, Dr. Ilana Nankin, Susanna Barkataki, Shakil Choudhury, Lama Rod Owens, Rev. angel Kyodo williams, adrienne maree brown, Bessel van der Kolk, Anneleise A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC, and many more.
If you are interested in change, growth, and healing on the personal or organizational level, I invite you to explore this website, which highlights portions of my portfolio, experience, and types of services that I offer. To learn more about me, you may also visit My LinkedIn Profile.
Reese Kelly, Ph.D.
Pronouns: He/Him/His | Pronounced: reese KEH-lee