About The Liberation Institute

The Liberation Institute is a grassroots non-profit mental health organization based in San Francisco. We are co-created by counselors, psychotherapists, yoga teachers, artists and activists from the community we serve. The aim is to fill what we see as gaps in the availability of easily accessible professional support for issues related to mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

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Our Mission

Dedicated to the Support, Study, and Celebration of Personal Healing, Growth, and Freedom for All.

Our Programs

CounselingCenter

We offer professional counseling and psychotherapy for adults, youth, children, families, and groups. Therapy services are provided by California licensed clinicians and interns.

LiberationSangha

The Liberation Sangha is the community that has formed around the yoga, meditation, and kirtan (chanting) groups at our Urbran Retreat Center.

Programs

We strive daily to meet our mission with a fresh, open minded, compassionate, diverse, and creative approach.

Upcoming Events

News & Resources

+ The Altruistic Brain – Part 4: Sex, Caregiving and the Virtuous Circle.

Is there a link between sex, generosity and caregiving? According to Dr. Pfaff in his book The Altruistic Brain,  (https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-altruistic-brain-9780199377466?cc=us&lang=en&) the possible neuronal basis of generosity is

+ Altruistic Brain - Part 3: How Altruistic Brain Theory Changes our Perceptions of Ourselves and Others.

As we saw in Part 2, empathy is our ability to understand the feelings of another, as if those feelings were our own, and to

+ The Altruistic Brain – Part 2: How Heroism Happens or Are You Kidding Me? Who Does That?

Recently, forty people formed a human chain to reach and rescue a family swept up by a riptide on a Florida beach.  (http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/good-samaritans-form-human-chain-rescue-swimmers-caught/story?id=48564947)  I and

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