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As mentors, healers, doulas, nurses, pastors, organizers, and mental health partners, we are always growing on purpose to keep pace with the community we serve, and growURpotential is honored to host this collaborative space for Healing Justice Warriors. We trust that healing work is labor and that ongoing resources keep us glowing. 

It has long been understood that Acting, Performance Training, and Play Therapy help bodies move into states of confidence and wellbeing better than talking. Activities like Improv, Forum Theatre, and Games With Strangers help bodies move into confident agility, ease at optimism, and increased empathy. When healers trust that emotional labor is clean pain, they show up for healing work refreshed more often. 

These opportunities are for YOU if: 

  • YOU like Mindfulness and want to expand Self-care Confidence

  • YOU trust Whole Body approaches to wellbeing like Yoga and Swimming

  • YOU seek a community of Healers that serve Social Justice and Healing Justice priorities

 

We offer healers the opportunity to practice in virtual and live spaces:

 

April 20th is a day-long in-person opportunity to experience LIVE somatic activities for BIPOC Care providers, hosted by theatrical professionals who understand full body expression and the ways it nurtures self-confidence and emotional resilience. There is no room for spectators, all who attend must participate. We will honor scholarship applications in the order in which they arrive, the deadline is March 15, 2024.

Monthly we host a VIRTUAL opportunity to experience Improv for Mental Wellness, hosted by performing artists who understand the value of full body expression for self-confidence and emotional resilience.

We welcome Community Partnerships!

Community Partnership is essential to growURpotential's mission and we are a preferred partner for psychotherapy and programming for nonprofits serving marginalized, under-resourced, and justice-oriented communities committed to quality care and ethical professional development.

For people of BIPOC heritage the fee for this daylong retreat including boxed lunch is $150

For people who identify as Ally to QTPOC, the fee for this daylong retreat including boxed lunch is $300

For anyone who finds the fee to be a hardship we offer a scholarship application with a deadline of March 15, 2024

The location for this event will be disclosed to approved participants. The location is an outdoor space within 20 miles of Leimert Park, Inglewood, South LA, and Watts. 

More about the LIVE events activities


FORUM THEATRE was developed in Latin America as a means of giving voice to minoritized citizens. In his world-renowned book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire highlights the process by which the objectification of oppressed members of society often results in the internalization of oppression. Scholars and care providers across the globe embrace the need to practice bodily activities that produce trauma release and elevate awareness of embodied wisdom. We invite any who self-identify as a Healing Justice care partner to join us in this experience oriented opertunity. 

 

THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED was created by Augusto Boal, an influential Brazilian dramatist, influenced by Freire. In this particular series of exercises, games, techniques, and drama activities self-expression is the focus. Boal advocates that anybody trained in the methods may pass them on to others, he felt much pride in his role as a teacher and scoffed at the insinuation that any teacher needs a particular teacher to find innate wisdom.

 

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