Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Shares Recovery Story with Students at Red Mountain Sedona
Red Mountain Sedona, the mindfulness-based, young adult transition program, was delighted to welcome Chris Kael, bassist for Five Finger Death Punch, as a special guest speaker in late October. Kael is a national and international touring artist and recorded several million-selling records with the band over the last twelve years.
Kael is also in recovery and has been open with his fans about his struggles with depression and substance abuse. He shared his experience with the Red Mountain community of how he played Wembley Arena one day and was on the brink of complete self-destruction the next. He also shared about how you can have total inner peace even if things are not going your way in a particular situation.
Kael enjoyed sharing his message with the Red Mountain community of overcoming painful situations and learning how to listen to his inner voice. He also signed autographs for students, took pictures, and even brought everyone one of his personal guitar picks. “It was really inspiring having Chris here,” said Josh White, Red Mountain Founder and Executive Director. “We always tell our students that, no matter your external circumstances, your demons can find you and so can your inspiration. The trick is to learn how to stay grounded and tuned into your wise, mind no matter what.”
Kael’s messaged reinforced the principles and practices Red Mountain Sedona uses to help students overcome their own struggles. “Hearing that message from a famous musician they know and respect was very powerful for our student body,” said White. “Chris did an amazing job connecting with our students and was very accessible and engaging. Everyone who heard him speak was left inspired and on fire for their own healing and recovery. We look forward to having Chris visit again very soon.”
About Red Mountain Sedona
Red Mountain Sedona is a mindfulness-based, trauma-informed young adult “Launch” program, located in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. Red Mountain specializes in helping young adults between the ages of 18-28, address the social, emotional, and behavioral issues holding them back from successfully transitioning into adulthood. Through a truly holistic program that provides structure, individual, group and family therapy, life skills training, recovery support, and mindfulness-meditation, yoga, and martial arts instruction, Red Mountain Sedona helps students gain the stability and maturity needed to move forward in life. For more information on Red Mountain Sedona call (855) 998-5272 or visit RedMountainPrograms.com.