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Skateboarding Helps Youth Manage Trauma

Skateboarding has been found to have therapeutic benefits for individuals dealing with trauma, according to a recent article in Jenkem Magazine. By providing a safe outlet for self-expression and a sense of control over one’s body, skateboarding can be an effective tool for processing and coping with emotional pain.

Organizations like Skate After School have recognized the benefits of skateboarding as a means of therapy for children who have experienced trauma. The program allows children to express themselves freely and build confidence while skateboarding in a safe, supportive environment.

In addition to its emotional benefits, skateboarding can also promote mindfulness through the need for focus and concentration. This can be particularly helpful for individuals dealing with anxiety or PTSD. Furthermore, the physical activity involved in skateboarding can release endorphins, which can improve mood and reduce stress.

The skateboarding community also offers a sense of belonging and camaraderie, which can be especially valuable for those who have experienced isolation or disconnection due to trauma.

While skateboarding may not be a solution for everyone, its therapeutic benefits are worth considering. As Jenkem Magazine notes, “skateboarding is more than just a sport, it’s a tool for healing.”

Whether you’re an experienced skater or curious about trying it out, skateboarding has the potential to provide a healthy outlet for processing and coping with emotional pain.

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