Shari Foos, MA, MFT, MS, founder and Creative Director of The Narrative Method, is an alumna of the MA in Clinical Psychology program, Adjunct Faculty in the Undergraduate Studies Department, and the founder of the Bridge Program. She recently opened the DIY Human Studio in Santa Monica, CA. The space will serve as a brick and mortar location for DIY Human, a “social movement that creates radical human connection in an age when loneliness is at epidemic proportions.”
DIY Human offers thought-provoking group experiences including the DIY Human Master Classes, DIY Human Card nights, and salons. These programs weave a tapestry of stories, creative prompts, inspiring video clips, and compelling conversations. “There is a painful correlation between loneliness and the potential decline of mental and physical well-being. The antidote is not affirmations, it’s connections,” says Foos. “Our lives become more meaningful when we share them through our stories. No small talk—just big talk.”
All DIY Human classes, salons, and products are based on the core concepts of THE NARRATIVE METHOD, an award-winning nonprofit program that facilitates radical human connection. TNM has delivered over 600 workshops and trainings to veterans’ organizations, social service programs, schools, and underserved youth.
What: DIY Human Master Classes, DIY Human Cards and Card Nights, The Narrative Salons
Where: DIY Human Studio: 2222 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: First and Third Tuesday evenings, 7pm-9pm; DIY Human Master Classes ongoing
RSVP: Required as space is limited. RSVP at Eventbrite via DIYHuman.org
Contact: 424.238.8173 | DIYHuman.org | [email protected]
Join the conversation using @DIYHuman (FB) @DIY_Human (INST) and #DIYHuman
Karen Hamilton ’17 (Antioch Los Angeles, MA) is Antioch's Director of Marketing for Content and Communications. She has used her storytelling and copywriting skills for more than twenty years, crafting articles and creating publications. She believes that communication is a powerful driver for social change.