The Liberation Institute

The Liberation Institute

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August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This gathering promotes a paradigm of connecting and exploring our emotional landscape in relation to the self and personal truths.  Through intersectional and multimodal group exercises, we will tap into our creative process as a form of empathic dialogue. 

The workshop will move through intimately evolving exercises rooted in ritual, mindfulness, physical movement, storytelling, and visual arts/crafts. 

Themes: intuition, free expression, humor, empathy, mutual aid, listening and connection. 

Orientation: The workshop is rooted in social constructivist and narrative approaches to the EXA scaffolding of interventions.  We will be incorporating a multi-tier arts intervention for participants to explore at their own level of comfort and desired means of expression.

Group Outline

Opening: establishing group dynamics:

1) safety and playful curiosity

2) intention to do do harm

3) honoring personal process

4) participation and presence

5) unconditional positive regard toward self and others

  • Warming in:  grounding/check in/movement/release/intention setting
  • Experiential:  story sharing/ EXA intervention/ individual and collaborative process
  • Closing: ritual honoring of process and work that has been done. 1) recognition of confidentiality and group process 2) check in/out 3) reminder of intention to do no harm 4) offering personal 1-1 processing if necessary 5) honoring sacredness of work with unconditional positive regard towards self and others


The group is ritualized through mindfulness, music, some dance/movements, and a craft/visual art project.  Participants are guided into communication of the soul-mind-body connection.

The experientials will uphold a trauma informed, playful and expressive standard of group dynamics.  This group is designed to be inclusive and provide a holistic approach where participants may find a more harmonious process for self expression and the emotional language of the healing journey.


August 16
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Urban Retreat Center
1227a Folsom Street
San Francisco, 94103 United States
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