Chris Grosso – The Indie Spiritualist – Ep. 43 – Kelvin Young

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This week on The Indie Spiritualist, Chris talks to Kelvin Young from Advocacy Unlimited.


Kelvin Young is the Assistant Executive Director of Advocacy Unlimited/Toivo Director and believes that healing begins from within. After many years of battling with drug addiction, anxiety, and depression, he began his healing process in prison. While incarcerated, Kelvin learned about the transformative powers of meditation, which helped him look within to find inner peace in a very hostile and restrictive environment. Chris and Kevin talk about the struggles along the path to recovery and what Toivo is doing to help others heal.

Kelvin is a Holistic Stress Management Instructor, Sound Healer, Certified Addiction Recovery Coach and Recovery Support Specialist. He was featured in a powerful documentary called “Meditation: The Journey Within” and serve on the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Multicultural Advisory Council. In 2014 Kelvin was presented and awarded the “Professional of the Year Award” from the Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative and also received special recognition from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) for being a positive role model and directly contributing to the success of reentry efforts.


Show Notes


Pain – Kelvin talks about his years of battling with drug addiction, anxiety, and depression.


Going In To Get Out — Kelvin shares about how while incarcerated, he learned about the transformative powers of meditation, which set him on the path towards inner peace, all while living in a hostile environment.


Tovio – Kelvin and I discuss his connecting with Toivo and how they believe no one should be denied the benefits of yoga, meditation or any other of their offerings based on socioeconomic standing, psychiatric history and/or experiences with addiction.


Treatment – Kelvin and I discuss our frustration over the constant budget cuts to mental health programs and treatment facilities that happen across the US and what we can do as individuals and communities to change this.


Three Books– Kelvin shares three books that he’s found particularly beneficial in his life and why.


Sound Healing – Kelvin shares about his passion for sound healing, what that is, and gives a short demonstration using some of his bowls.


If you are interested in Tovio, check out this video and visit them online.



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