As part of the Behind the Scenes (BTS) Mental Health Initiative, BTS and LDI are bringing the Wellness Lounge to LDI 2023, December 3-5 in Las Vegas. The Wellness Lounge offers attendees a safe space to learn about mental and physical health through daily presentations, activities, and one-on-one consultations.
Each morning will start with Cup of Coffee Yoga where no experience, equipment, or special attire is required for a brief yoga practice with ETC’s VP of Marketing, David Lincecum. Immediately following, participants can sample the benefits of Breathing and Meditation with University of Tennessee Lighting Professor and licensed meditation instructor Kenton Yeager.
In the afternoons, all attendees are invited to experience short presentations by industry colleagues on a range of topics that can improve your mental and physical wellbeing:
· Eddie Raymond will explain the importance of sleep in his talks on the Biology of Sleep and the Effects of Sleep Deprivation in the Entertainment Industry
· Luther Bell and Molly Michelman will provide a Layperson’s Guide to Eating Healthier on the Road
· David Lincecum will talk about strategies for Staying Sober at the Bar when you feel you have to go to network with colleagues or clients
· Mickey Mazurowski will discuss using Physical Wellness and Pain Management to Support Your Mental Health and show Proper Stretching Techniques on the Job and In Your Life
· Kenton Yeager will offer tips for Integrating Meditation Into Your Workday
· Steven Michelman will provide an Introduction to Mental Health First Aid and discuss Strategies for Overcoming Stigma Surrounding Mental Health Challenges
· Lori Rubinstein will provide an Overview of Tools and Resources offered through the Behind the Scenes Mental Health Initiative
View the Wellness Lounge schedule and add these special events to your calendar. The presenters will also be available in the Lounge for one-on-one consultations throughout the day.
In addition, BTS is offering NARCAN® Overdose Prevention Training classes on December 3 and 4 through the There is No Hero In Heroin Foundation (tinhih.org). The training covers basic harm reduction principles, basic harm reduction techniques for those with active use, how to identify and respond to an opioid overdose, and how to administer Narcan®. At the end of each free training, certificates of completion and an Overdose Response kit with 2 Nasal Narcan® doses will be provided to all participants. Classes will be offered on Sunday and Monday at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Attendance is limited so stop by the Lounge to sign up for your preferred time.
Attendees can stop by the lounge anytime and visit the Behind the Scenes team to learn about the Mental Health Initiative’s extensive tools and resources and receive valuable information to share with their companies, on the jobsite, or at their union hall.