This past May, SHAPE Training and Listen, Lucy combined for a Mind + Body Bootcamp. SHAPE Training, located in East Liberty, focuses not only on members’ physical health, but mental health as well. Coaches from SHAPE training led a challenging, high-intensity 60-minute bootcamp that left participants feeling strong, accomplished and empowered.
At the event, over 75 participants had the opportunity to hear the story of Listen, Lucy founder, Jordan Cochran, and how she credits exercise to be one of her most valuable coping mechanisms for her anxiety and depression.
Listen, Lucy is an online platform where those struggling with anxiety, depression and sadness can express themselves freely, creatively and anonymously. The goal is to give those comfort in whatever it is they are going through.
Jordan started the Listen, Lucy organization based on her own experiences with generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. She set out to create an environment where people could express themselves in a safe space. Jordan uses the Listen, Lucy platform to discuss her experiences with mental illness in a relatable way.
Using mental health as a platform, Jordan has spoken at many middle schools, high schools, and universities from Pittsburgh to Columbus to Washington D.C. She has also been a featured speaker at NAMI Southwestern PA’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, Value Behavioral Health (VBH) Conference, and Allegheny HealthChoices Recovery Conference.
Jordan features personal stories on her website, giving people the opportunity to share their experiences anonymously. She also has started a docuseries, highlighting #TheAcceptanceMovement as she traveled on a speaking tour across America in 2016. The series highlights the organization and its mission, her talk at John Carroll University, and how she’s tackling bullying in Pittsburgh, her hometown. She also speaks with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders to discuss self-love and healing.
Learn more about Listen, Lucy and get involved at listenlucy.org/. Do they have another bootcamp coming up we can promote?