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1st of April 2017

Wanderer, Worshipper, Goal-Setter!

Spring is here!  This is a great time to reconnect to your desires, intentions and goals for the year.  Most people commit to resolutions at the beginning of the year and have the highest intentions to make the changes desired.  Life sneaks in and then, especially without structures to support you in continuing to take the steps […]


4th of March 2017

Diet: An Expanded View

Greg Tilden MFT Trainee (supervised by Renee Beck MFC21060) In a 2014 interview, poet and hip-hop artist Saul Williams discussed the idea of how one’s “musical diet” affects the music that one creates. It’s no question that eating healthy foods affects one’s mindset and overall mental health. But could it be that the media we […]


Spring Open Your Heart – Workshop and Kirtan!

Please join us as we celebrate Spring with an immersion into Bhakti Yoga! On Saturday, March 11 we will be hosting an international known Kirtan artist, Devadas, at the RC. The chanting/kirtan concert is at 7pm.. Before that, starting at 2pm, is a Spring Open Your Heart workshop. The afternoon will include a gentle heart […]


4th of February 2017

Living With Anxiety – A Journey Into Compassion

Brad Byrum MFT Trainee (Supervised By Stever Dallmann MFT51178) Everyone experiences anxiety. It is just part of being human. But, for some of us, anxiety is such a powerful force that it becomes our dominant inner reality, shaping how we experience ourselves and how we live our lives. So we adopt strategies to “manage” our […]


2nd of February 2017

6 Week Group for New Moms!

The therapists from Holistic Mama Support are starting another 6 week series for new moms.  The first group will meet in person on March 5th, then follow with one individual and one group call per week for 6 weeks.  This group is donation based, supporting the Liberation Institute.  For more info, please email info@holisticmamasupport.com   […]


30th of December 2016

Thank You

Mother Teresa said “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put in to giving.”  In a time when  people say money rules all, we say love and giving is a better answer.  Our organization includes a staff of over 70 people; Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Meditation Leaders, Supervisors, etc.  All of these wonderful people […]


23rd of December 2016

Light in Dark Days

Winter, the solstice, and the holidays can be a cozy time of connection and celebration, but for many of us this period is sad and challenging. Here at Libi our doors and hearts are open to those who need it. If you know someone in need, please have them contact us. You can also help […]


25th of November 2016

Urgent Community Campaign!

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN! The need for accessible mental health services in our community has grown dramatically and we are scrambling to do everything we can to help. We now have over 70 volunteer therapists, teachers, and healers serving over 300 people every week! Meanwhile, our basic expenses, such as rent, utilities etc, continue to […]


20th of November 2016

A Step in the Right Direction

In our therapy clinic people often come in asking for help in getting out of old feelings they are stuck in. I tell them that the work ahead may be challenging and complex, but the basic map is simple. Change requires action. In my own journey I have learned this “inconvenient truth”: Old behaviors bring […]


YOU ARE LOVE

Please join us for our monthly gathering on the third Wednesday of each month to explore the teachings of Ram Dass and the unconditional love of his guru Neem Karoli Baba. This is a space for people to gather, share, and celebrate their curiosity of life, consciousness, and spirit. Every month has a new topic, […]


19th of November 2016

Opening Windows

“The Divine is like the wind: It enters through whatever window we open for it, and sometimes through cracks we didn’t know existed.” – Phillip Goldberg


HELPING HELPERS

The road for interning therapists can be a long, windy, tortuous, underpaid, nerve wracking experience. Since all of our Supervisors, Director and Assistant Director, have also had to do it themselves, they all understand. At Liberation we see many students, interns, and MFT’s who are dedicated to helping and healing the human race, all while […]


NEW WEBSITE!!!

We are grateful and thrilled to announce the premier of our new website! When we opened our doors in October 2008 I put together our first website on my old mac. That felt like quite an accomplishment for a guy who can barely write emails! As we grew I upgraded the site as best I […]


Were All Connected

Everyday around dusk, outside our main offices in SF, a flock of little black birds gathers on the wires to chirp, gloriously celebrating the day. This always reminds me of the symphony of transformation that happens with the work we do at Libi – people helping people in community. Here’s a video for a reminder […]


18th of November 2016

Research at the Liberation Institute

As a natural extension of our out-of-the box perspectives, our clinical staff creates and oversees a variety of research projects designed to study and support innovation in growth, healing, and freedom. Current Projects Include: A pilot study on music, chanting, meditation and the potential benefits to people with depression. Yoga therapy and efficacy for anxiety […]


13th of October 2016

Meditation linked to lower stress among prison inmates

Prisoners who practice transcendental meditation twice a day may experience less stress and fewer mental health issues than fellow inmates who don’t meditate, a small US study suggests. Previous research has linked this type of meditation involving mantras and mindfulness to reduced stress in a variety of populations at risk for mental health problems, including […]


29th of April 2016

5 Ways Yoga Benefits Your Mental Health

Here’s some great reasons to join us on Tuesday evenings for Liberation Yoga! “Yoga is a psychology — the whole practice helps us work with the nature of the mind, the nature of being a human, how emotions live in our bodies, how they affect our behavior and our minds,” says Turner, who reveals that […]