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Join us on Saturday September 18th, 2021: 12:30pm- 5:00pm

in Orlando, FL

For The Mental Heath First AID presented by: WholeHealth Sport

Imagine a world where Mental Health First Aid was as common as CPR and first aid for the physical body - where we talk about injury prevention, conditioning and agility for the brain too? Imagine a world where all coaches and athletic administrators are equipped with the skills and support needed to recognize and respond to athletes who may be navigating mental health or substance use challenges?

 

We can.

Synthesizing our years of expertise in sport and mental well-being, Olympic Gold Medalist Samantha Arsenault Livingstone, M.Ed., National Trainer of Mental Health First Aid Lynn Hennighausen, M.S. and Performance Coach Dr. Katie Kilty created WholeHealth Sport.

Presented By:

Samantha Arsenault Livingstone, M.Ed. | Olympic Gold Medalist | YMHFA Instructor High-Performance Consultant | Mindfulness Instructor | Sports Mama of Four

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Samantha Arsenault Livingstone is an Olympic Gold Medalist, high-performance consultant, speaker, educator, and mental health advocate. At home in the classroom, Samantha spent six years teaching high school science and coaching swimming. After a near-death experience with her then 12-month old daughter, Samantha knew it was time to pay forward all she'd learned about achievement, emotional agility, rising from failure and finding happiness.

She is the founder of Livingstone High Performance and the Whole Athlete Initiative (the WAI) providing pillars of support to athletes, coaches, parents and organizations to elevate mental health and improve performance.

Samantha was a member of the U.S. Swimming National Team, 1999 U.S. Pan Pacific Team and 2000 U.S. Olympic Team. As an 18-year-old, she stood atop the Olympic podium in Sydney, Australia after swimming the lead-off leg of the record-setting 4 x 200 Freestyle Relay. Post- Olympics, Samantha battled an eating disorder, depression and shoulder surgery. With the help of an amazing mentor, she rose from the rubble stronger, happier and healthier, ending her career as a 7 x NCAA All-American. To close out her career, Samantha led her teammates to the 2005 National Championship title as the co-captain of the Georgia Bulldogs.

Samantha holds a Master's in Secondary Science Education from the University of Georgia. She lives in New England with her husband, Rob, and four sports loving girls.

Katie Kilty, Ed.D.| Leadership Coach | Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator | YMHFA Instructor

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Katie is an executive coach, a facilitator, and a tenured professor. Katie believes in the power of possibility. She is an experiential learner with an adventurous spirit, driven by curiosity and innovation. Using a combination of courageous leadership and design thinking she works collaboratively with leaders to create high performing, human centered workplaces.

As an executive leadership coach and performance consultant, Katie has worked national and international elite sport organizations to build sustainable cultures of excellence and wellbeing. She is a Professor of Sport Management at Endicott College where she teaches courses in Leadership and Sport in Society. She is an active volunteer, energized by creating and supporting community-based programs utilizing sport and the arts for social change.

Katie holds a doctoral degree in Counseling and Developmental Studies with a specialty in Performance and Sport Psychology from Boston University; Masters in Arts and Learning and Masters in Sport Psychology. She is credentialed in the Dare to Lead™, Leadership Circle Profile™, Social Fitness™, The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™; Digital Storytelling Facilitation and is a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Katie lives on the NorthShore of Boston, MA.

Testimonials​

"We have 4 of our staff members certified and it has been a tremendous asset to our program, not simply in terms of our collaborative work with the athletes, but also how we engage each other as co-workers.

 I highly recommend Katie & Samantha, the MHFA certification program has deeply impacted the way in which we exchange with our athletes at Victor Swim Club and we are truly already seeing the benefits of our new awareness." 

- Coach Michael Murray

"Taking Mental Health First Aid with a group of great facilitators and fellow coaches allowed us all to have a unified approach to reducing the stigma associated with mental health and begin conversations to change the way that our team cultures' create positive environments for challenges that athletes face with mental health. 

MHFA provided a safe space for the conversations that coaches need to be having and fostered an environment to let coaches ask questions about topics that many of us felt we did not have clear guidance on. Going through the MHFA certification allowed me to see how my reactions, responses and follow-up as a coach in both non-crisis and crisis situations could be done with the best of intentions and still not be serving my athletes well. The certification was well organized, the content provided was digestible (and so very important), and the training left me feeling encouraged and empowered to better support athletes who struggle with mental health.

 - Rachel Judge, Associate Head Coach, Women’s Swimming, New Mexico State University