Art Inspired Healing
2 Inspire Peace is on a mission to decrease physical and mental stress for all settings, but especially educational settings by increasing self-awareness and mindfulness using mental health first aid training and holistic art inspired techniques such as mindfulness exercises, meditation, deep breathing exercises, art, music, writing, multimedia, and specialized group and individual lifestyle modification programming.
When it comes to health education, there are few options and resources in the area where Black and Brown people reside. The Art Inspired Healing Collective ensures that there are spaces, forums, and places for healing within all communities, and generally, among Black and Indigunious people. There is a stigma when it comes to facing and speaking out about trauma and experiences that have led to physical or mental illness, and that causes mental and physical harm. Art Inspired Healing has been created to encourage authenticity and vulnerability within a safe environment to ultimately create a release of the past to enable each individual to move forward with healing into a purpose for themselves and for the greater good. As a collective of the same ethnic background, and as members of the creative community, we have recognized an increase in mental and physical illnesses as well as a lack of forums represented to positively influence this aspect of our community. We will change that one word, one dance, one drawing, one paint brush stroke, one beat, and one breath at a time.
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At 2 Inspire Peace Inc, we’ve served underserved communities in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for over 5 years by creating art inspired forums to provide safe spaces to talk about mental health. We have created The Art Inspired Healing Collective as a support group to come together to provide a safe space for people to find their voice, and use expression (poetry, visual art, storytelling, music) as a pathway to healing. One of our goals has been to engage Southern Dallas communities in an artistic way that inspires them to see value in Social-Emotional awareness and self care.
This year, for 2022 we’re aiming to raise $52,000 to fund two Art Inspired Healing Festivals held in May of 2022 in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month .