Our mission is to combat extremism, by promoting healthy cathartic expression through heavy forms of music.

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Catharsis

“The process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong and repressed emotions.”

-Oxford Dictionary

 

“…it is dangerous to ignore the existence of the irrational. The more cultivated a person is, the more intelligent, the more repressed, then the more he needs some method of channeling the primitive impulses he’s worked so hard to subdue. Otherwise those powerful old forces will mass and strengthen until they are violent enough to break free, more violent for the delay, often strong enough to sweep the will away entirely.”

-Donna Tartt

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Expression

“The action of making known one’s thoughts and feelings.”

-Oxford Dictionary

“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.”

-Sigmund Freud

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How it all started

With a strong desire to help others dealing with emotional turmoil,

two students of Intercultural Peacebuilding

who shared a love for the arts,

decided to make a program

where people around the world could find healing

through creating and expressing themselves

through music and poetry.

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Testimonies

Hello Everyone, let me give a little bit  of background on myself. I am what you would call your average suburban/rural kid from a divorced home.

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Tom Kops

I lost my career of 15 years. My life turned upside down. I always had a bit of anxiety and depression, but losing my job brought me to an all time low. (more…)

Ira George Young