Our body based approach to Community research Integrates arts, mindfulness, and Restorative practices to promote resilience.
We use our innovative research approach to support the development of emotionally intelligent leaders by providing them with platforms and tools to share their personal and communal stories as means of advocating for change. These stories are born from a unique combination of personal reflection and community based research that serve to foster greater resilience and self efficacy in the face of the individual and vicarious traumas that exist with in our communities.
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Created In Collaboration With Encina High School, Mutual ASSISTANCE Network, and The Black CHild Legacy Campaign
At Naturally Expressive Leaders we recognize that often times trauma is not a singular event, but rather is often the product of reoccurring lived experiences that lead to disregulated responses to stress. This, being the reality that many of our students and families live day to day, we work with them to learn methods of using the body and creativity as mediums to foster resilience and self-efficacy, our objective is to reduce conflict and enhance safety within schools and communities.
Our approach provides participants with tools for increasing stress resiliency while exploring creative modalities of civic engagement, personal growth, and community empowerment.