Type: Support Group, Sharing Space (Currently on a break):

Reimagining Body Liberation: Embrace Your Body Canvas

Sharing space for individuals seeking body liberation through art, movement, and open discussion.

Not gathering.Direct Sign Up Form Available.

  • Fees Type: Paid
  • Notes: As a small organisation with limited funds, we greatly value the importance of providing accessible and engaging community spaces for all. In order to achieve this, thorough planning and execution are crucial. Thus, for accountability purposes, you are required to pay a nominal fee:Minimum fee for each space: 150 INR Suggested fee for each space: 500 INR. We do have limited financial aid available. In case you are unable to pay for a space, please drop us an email.
  • Medium:
    • 🌐 Online
  • City: Online Only
  • Facilitated By: Mix Of Professionals & Facilitators, Peers
  • Languages: English
  • Meets: Monthly
  • Participant Limit: 12
  • What Is Reimagining Body Liberation: Embrace Your Body Canvas About?

    Art, movement and discussion will be used as modalities. It will be a participatory process, where individuals can express themselves in a non-judgmental space. No experience of dance, movement or art is required to attend the session.

    Materials Required:

    1. Paper and pen

    2. Any form of colours: colour pencils/sketch pens or crayons

  • What is your founding story?
    At One Future Collective (OFC), under The Healing Liberation Project [HLP] which is a community oriented intervention with an aim to promote healing, connection, learning, unlearning and growth. This project was born out of a realization that existing mental health frameworks often fail to encompass the holistic needs of individuals, often reflecting a lens rooted in colonial perspectives. Recognizing the critical role of communities in fostering psychological safety, we felt compelled to create spaces that nurture collective healing and empowerment.The desire to provide spaces aligned with this theme stems from the experiences of own OFC community and a shared aspiration to cultivate safe havens that cater to the diverse needs of our community members seeking holistic well-being.
  • When was your support group founded? How has the journey been since then?

    Since 2017, One Future Collective has been actively holding spaces for the communities that we work with, including book clubs and healing circles. Initially launched as an extension of One Future Collective’s COVID-19 Mental Health Project, which provided support to frontline workers, the Healing Liberation Project transitioned into an ongoing initiative. Over the past five years, One Future Collective has curated safe spaces tailored to specific communities, including queer individuals and survivors of gender-based violence. With an emphasis on nurturing healing, growth, reflection, and unlearning, these spaces have positively impacted over 25,000 individuals.

    Each space offers opportunities for connection, rest, joy, and solidarity, striving for inclusivity and accessibility through suggested fees, discounted packages, and financial aid options.

    The goal is to strengthening community building, promoting connection and rest. Through these spaces we wish to create a nurturing environment where individuals can find communities supporting their healing and growth.

  • Who is your support group for?
    Our spaces have been customised to specific target groups that we work with, including but not limited to, queer folks, survivors of gender-based violence, individuals with mental health illnesses, youth, people working in civil society etc. This group is for folks who are in self-discovery with their body and want to embrace and connect with their body.
  • Explain your group's approach towards helping a person's mental health care.
    1. We prioritize community-oriented healing processes, recognizing the pivotal role that a supportive community plays in an individual’s mental health journey. Our spaces are designed to create safe, inclusive environments where individuals can find solace, support, and solidarity within a nurturing community.

    2. Our approach acknowledges and addresses trauma’s impact on mental health. We provide safe spaces that consider the effects of trauma, ensuring individuals feel secure and supported in their healing journey.

    3. Our approach embraces intersectionality and inclusivity. We understand that mental health is deeply intertwined with various identities and experiences, and our spaces cater to diverse backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences. We strive to create environments where everyone feels respected, seen, and heard.

    4. We advocate for mutual care within our spaces. Participants not only receive support but are encouraged to contribute and invest in the well-being of the community.

    5. Beyond traditional approaches to mental health care, our approach is holistic. We recognize that mental health is interconnected with physical, emotional, and social well-being. Our spaces encompass various modalities, including art-based sessions, sharing circles, movement-based activities, and discussions on contemporary issues, catering to diverse aspects of well-being.

    6. We aim to provide accessible spaces that affirm individuals’ identities and experiences. Our hybrid models of online and offline spaces ensure accessibility for all. Additionally, our suggested fees, financial aid options, and discounted packages aim to make these spaces inclusive and accessible to everyone.

    7. Our spaces focus not only on healing but also on personal growth and empowerment. Participants are encouraged to explore self-expression, build connections, and engage in activities that foster personal development within a supportive environment.

  • What is your group's approach towards professional mental health care interventions?
    As a collective and space focused on community-centered healing, we deeply value professional mental health care interventions as part of a comprehensive approach to well-being. While our space primarily emphasizes community-driven healing, we recognize the significance of professional mental health support. We collaborate with and refer individuals to trusted mental health professionals or platforms when necessary. Our group spaces are facilitated by menthal health professionals or individuals trained in trauma-informed practices or people with lived experiences. they are equipped to provide immediate emotional support, facilitate discussions, and create safe spaces.We do maintain a network of trusted mental health professionals and organisations that specialize in various areas of mental health care. These contacts serve as referral points when needed. Beyond professional referrals, our community-oriented approach encourages participants to support each other by sharing resources, experiences, and coping mechanisms. We foster a culture where individuals can seek advice, guidance, and referrals within the community.
  • What conversations is your support group not equipped to support?

    Some groups or facilitators may not be comfortable or trained to support conversations on suicide, self-harm, or other specific areas of concern. It’s okay and important to clarify these aspects to potential participants. Please mention the topics your group isn’t equipped to/doesn’t intend to support

    Our spaces are designed to foster supportive and inclusive environments for collective healing and growth. While we prioritize creating safe spaces for open dialogue, there are specific conversations our spaces are not a replacement for professional clinical therapy or treatment. We do not offer one-on-one therapy or clinical interventions. These spaces are not for immediate crisis management or emergency interventions. Our space does not offer medical diagnosis or treatment plans. Our healing circles emphasize community-driven support and coping mechanisms

  • How does one sign up? What’s the coordination process like?

    Registration Form: To join our upcoming Virtual Spaces 2023, please fill out our Registration Form. This form will require basic details and preferences for the sessions.

    Nominal Fee for Accountability: As part of our commitment to providing accessible and engaging community spaces, we request a nominal fee for each space:

    Minimum Fee: 150 INR per space

    Suggested Fee: 500 INR per space

    Bundle Discount Option: Commit to attending multiple upcoming Healing Liberation Project (HLP) spaces:

    Bundle Discount Offer: Register for any 4 upcoming HLP spaces now, and get 1 space absolutely FREE!

    Minimum Fee for Bundle: 450 INR (4 spaces + 1 free)

    Suggested Fee for Bundle: 1500 INR (3 spaces + 1 free)

    Payment Method: Please make the payment for the selected spaces through our Ghar ki Baat Fundraiser. The registration form will include instructions on how to make the payment and will require a screenshot of the payment confirmation for each space.

    Financial Aid: Limited financial aid is available. If you are unable to pay for a space, kindly reach out to us at [email protected].

    Post-Registration Details:

    Confirmation Email: After registering, you will receive an email within 72 hours with a calendar invite confirming your registration for the selected spaces.

    Calendar Invitation: Ensure to accept the calendar invite to secure your spot in the session(s).

    Session Confirmation: If the minimum required registrations (5) are not met, your registration for that session will be moved to the next available date for the same theme. We appreciate your understanding in this regard.

  • Walk us through the average format of your group session.
    Introduction & Guidelines: Brief introduction of facilitators and session guidelines. Theme-Based Discussion: Engaging discussions, workshops, or activities aligned with the session’s theme. Encouraging interaction and active participation among attendees. Creative Expression: Self-soothing movements, and movement to rhythmic music Reflection and Sharing: Providing time for participants to reflect on their session experiences. Encouraging individuals to share their thoughts, insights, or emotions from the session: How do you feel now as compared to before the movement started? Was any specific movement challenging for you? What was it? Was any specific movement especially good? What was it? Closing and Future Plans: Facilitators offer closing remarks, express gratitude, and share final thoughts. Mentioning upcoming sessions, available resources, and any follow-up plans. Feedback Collection: Sharing a feedback form to gather insights and areas of improvement from the participants.
  • What are your home rules/values?

    Inclusivity and Accessibility

    Community Care and Support

    Holistic Approach to Healing


    Mutual Respect and Solidarity

    Promoting Growth and Empowerment

    Accountability and Transparency

  • What do you hope for participants in your group to take back with them after a session?

    We aim for participants to depart with a sense of connection, empowered learning, self-reflection, and a feeling of being supported in their healing journey, fostering a stronger community bond, and equipping them with tools for personal growth and collective healing.

    The aim is for participants to get a space to reconnect with the body and creatively define what body liberation means for them through the medium of art, movement and discussion.

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