Heroes In Transition (HIT) is unveiling a new program, Regroup, geared to helping male service members, veterans, and military spouses embrace self-care and take meaningful steps to improve their health and well-being.
Regroup will take place over the course of four Wednesdays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., from Jan. 18 to Feb. 8 at Mashpee TV on Industrial Drive. Individuals interested in signing up for the program should email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, Jan. 11.
Regroup will serve as HIT’s counterpart to Reboot, a program that the nonprofit launched in the winter of 2020, and which provides similar health-related support for female service members, veterans, and military spouses.
“Especially with the new year, all of us can benefit from identifying ways to become healthier by implementing practical strategies into our lifestyle,” said HIT Executive Director Nicole Spencer. “Wellness is exponentially more important for individuals who are serving or who have served our country as well as military spouses because of the significant challenges that come with military service. Far too often, this segment of the population tends to overlook their healthcare needs which is why programs like Regroup are so necessary.”
Nicole Briggs of Centerville, owner of Bella Viva Massage Therapy, will lead HIT’s Regroup sessions. Last fall, she managed HIT’s Reboot which supported 10 women in their health and wellness journeys.
She was eager to help Regroup participants in a similar manner in January using a research-based curriculum from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital. Briggs was trained in the approach in 2020 and has used it successfully in her private practice.
“I feel confident this class is going to really help them manage every day stress, understand the benefits of self-care, and give them permission to make themselves and their health a priority,” said Briggs. “This will really teach them scientifically-backed tools and strategies they can incorporate into their daily lives.”
Regroup is funded through a grant from the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation as well as support from HIT’s Community Partners, Cape Cod 5 Foundation, Fairway Financial and the Lobster Trap restaurant.