Philosophy

The Human Potential Center is a nonprofit Fitness Center for the Mind and Heart. We offer programs designed to tap the creativity, the love and the playfulness of the human spirit.

The Center is based on the work of humanistic and transpersonal psychologists like Carl RogersAbraham Maslow and Virginia Satir.

Rather than trying to convince you that any one technique or approach to personal growth is the best, we aim to help you find and follow your own personal growth path.

The Human Potential Center is committed to helping people choose ways of living that are in keeping with who they are and what they desire for their lives. For some people, that means choosing conventional careers, relationship styles and spiritual paths, whereas for others it means choosing alternative career paths, lifestyles and spiritualities. We support people choosing any approach that respects other people and increases the creativity, love and playfulness in the world. For more information, click to view our alternative lifestyles.

The Human Potential Center is committed to helping people choose ways of living that are in keeping with who they are and what they desire for their lives. For some people, that means choosing conventional careers, relationship styles and spiritual paths, whereas for others it means choosing alternative career paths, lifestyles and spiritualities. We support people choosing any approach that respects other people and increases the creativity, love and playfulness in the world.

Thus, we do not merely tolerate alternative lifestyles such as gay, lesbian and polyamory, we actively encourage them, in the same way we actively encourage people to be heterosexual and monogamous if that is who they truly are. We respect each individual as a unique human being, and we believe that everyone must find their own personal growth path. We believe in tolerance and in supporting each person to truly follow their heart, regardless of whether that means choosing a conventional or an alternative approach to life.

Click HERE to check our mission statement and/or download PDF format. We have also written a vision for the Center to help people imagine what we will be like in the future.

Our mission is to spark the Creativity, Love and Playfulness of the Human Spirit through a variety of services that improve relationships, enhance creative thinking and promote physical and emotional wellness. We believe this is one of the best ways to produce a healthier, happier, and more peaceful world. 

Nonprofit Status

The Center is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization. Most of our workshops and events are free. Our activities are supported financially by:

Please consider assisting our work through joining, volunteering, and also with a tax-deductible donation!

Here are our bylaws, Board minutes, Conflict of Interest Policy, Whistleblower Policy, Document Retention and Destruction Policy, and IRS Nonprofit Letter. We also have a description of our three boards: the Board of Directors, the Board of Advisors, and the Honorary Board. As a member of one of our boards, you can be part of something that makes a major difference in the world. If you are interested in board membership, please let us know.

Our annual financial statements are also available online for:

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Fees

Most of our workshops are free. If you like what you experience and would like to support this work, we will happily accept whatever donations you feel are appropriate. We invite you to attend as many workshops as you wish during any month, and participate with us in the exciting adventure of learning more about ourselves and others.

If you wish, you can become a member of the Center, which allows you to also attend any of our numerous members-only workshops. In addition, members receive a 10% discount on wellness-oriented books, tapes and products, and Annual and Premium members receive huge discounts on some of our paid workshops.

Interested in becoming a member of the Center? Here's how!

If you believe that any of our services could be helpful for you but the price is out of reach for you right now, we have some alternative financial arrangements available. Call us for more information. After all, our primary commitment is to helping people grow, and we wouldn't want something like finances to stand in then way of that happening!