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Hartford, Connecticut
President - Kelvin Young

Meet Kelvin Young

Kelvin Young is an award-winning sound healer and co-founder of Soul Care Love, LLC. He has also been sober from alcohol and other drugs since March, 6th 2009. Kelvin received his recovery coaching training at CT Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) and his Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) certification at Recovery University in 2011.  He is also trained in Intentional Peer Support (IPS) and Emotional CPR. (eCPR) The first time Kelvin was exposed to sound healing, he discovered the sounds of the crystal and Tibetan singing bowls and gongs calmed his mind, relaxed his body and nourished his soul. He went on to study sound healing with  Master Sound Healers, Zacciah Blackburn of The Center of Light, Paul Hubbert of the Holographic Sound and Inner Balance and Satya Brat Jaiswal of the International Academy of Sound Healing. Kelvin has also studied with Brian Luke Seaward of Inspiration Unlimited, a renowned international expert in the field of holistic stress management.


Kelvin has presented around the country in diverse settings, including CCAR Multiple Pathways to Recovery Conference, Alternatives Conference, Yoga Reaches Out, Newtown Yoga Festival, The Shift Network, Indie Yoga in San Francisco, CA, Alex Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Copper Beech Institute, CT Women's Consortium, yoga studios, retreat centers, conferences, high schools, colleges, prisons, addiction treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals and mental health agencies. 


Kelvin was presented with the 2017 Dr. F. Marcus Brown Memorial Integrative Medicine Award for exceptional commitment to incorporating integrative medicine within CT Valley Hospital, a state psychiatric hospital. He also received the 2021 Deron Drumm Excellence in Integrative Medicine Award from the CT Statewide Behavioral Health Integrative Medicine Collaborative and 100 Men of Color Award Class of 2023. Kelvin serves on the board of directors at  Manchester CT HOPE Initiative and Hands on Hartford, Inc. He is an active member with The Phoenix, The Sound Healers Association and the International Association of Peer Supporters.


Kelvin is the co-founder of Toivo, a DMHAS funded, recovery-focus, holistic healing center in Hartford, CT. He also has been inducted into the CT Hall of Change in September, 2020 which is designed to recognize formerly incarcerated men and women who have made substantial contributions to CT communities since their release. Kelvin was also featured in a powerful documentary on trauma, addiction and recovery called "Uprooting Addiction" and is the co- author of "Find Your Voice, Save Your Life 4: Transcendent Men, Real Stories."


Kelvin sustains his recovery by eating a vegetarian/plant-based diet, practicing sound healing, listening to uplifting and relaxing music, body movement, being in nature, reading, journaling, massages, resting and connecting with family and friends. He is passionate about holding space for people to heal and is known for his warm, loving and down-to-earth way of connecting with people.

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