“Axe Kicking Your Way to Mental Health,” with Guest, Taekwondo Second Degree Black Belt, Health Professional, Author, Melanie Gibson; and Musical Guest Duo, Jessica Teixeira and Shauna Muhonen as “Forged,” on The LIFE CHANGES Show Ep 634
Guest: MELANIE GIBSON; and Musical Guests: JESSICA TEIXEIRA and SHAUNA MUHONEN as “FORGED”
Melanie Gibson began taekwondo training at age ten. At age twelve she stopped taekwondo to pursue other interests, and resumed training in her early thirties.
Although Melanie had academic and career achievements throughout her life, she struggled with mental illness and low self-esteem. After making some progress through psychiatric treatment and counseling, she knew she needed to do something more substantial to make lasting changes. Returning to taekwondo had always been in the back of her mind, and the timing was right.
Taekwondo proved to be not only an opportunity to re-learn a beloved skill from her childhood, but also a means to build her self-esteem and confidence, and heal from old wounds. …