Back in June, 2022, we were delighted to host and train in Bread Therapy at the first Bread House in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, Hayoung Oh, an American with Korean heritage. Hayoung is a recent Master of Public Health graduate from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research focuses on vulnerable populations such as those experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, and racial/ethnic minorities. He enjoys all things fermentation, especially sourdough. Hayoung believes that food is the key to remembering who/what/why/when we are. After being trained in Bread Therapy in the summer of 2022, Hayoung hopes to utilize Bread Therapy to help vulnerable populations better understand themselves and the world around them.
His first event employing Bread Therapy, focusing on food & emotions, was in November with a foster care organization in Ann Arbor, Michigan.