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Youth Cultural Arts Foundation

The Bellflower Theater Company and Youth Cultural Arts Foundation, a non-profit community theater organization is looking for arts enthusiasts who are willing to share their time, energy and expertise to assist in the following areas:

Administration Office – assists staff with bulk mailings, computer data entry, ways and means.

Shop – assists staff in maintaining organization and upkeep of tools and equipment inventory in scene shop and costume storage.

Special Events – assists in any/all areas of planning, promotions, production and “day of” presentation.

Opening Night Receptions – assists directors in coordinating, decorating lobby, and serving as co-hosts for the post-show reception.

Box Office – assists managers during pre-performance in greeting patrons, selling and collecting tickets, and ushering (performance dates only).

Concessions – supervises pre-show and intermission concession sales and restocks concession counter as needed (performance dates only).

House Management – assists with readying lobby and house during pre-performance (performance dates only).

Offstage Crew – assists actors and technical staff backstage during performances. May include costume change assistance, scene change, stage manager, sound or light board operation.

Props – assists technical staff in gathering or creating props needed onstage for productions.

Costumes – assists in gathering and/or construction of costumes for productions and special events.

Sets – assists master carpenter in carpentry, painting and construction of scenery.

Photography/Videographer
– shoots various production casts, directors and technical staff during technical and dress rehearsals for archive and/or promotional materials.

How can youth creative art help to overcome anxiety?

Sometimes we are afraid, and there is nothing wrong with that. Fear is a signal that something is wrong or threatening us. It helps the body prepare for danger and react to it. But it happens that anxiety “gets out of control”, and we begin to be scared even when nothing threatens us. What to do about it? 

Let’s discuss!

Art vs Anxiety

First of all, you should understand that anxiety is a normal reaction to threatening circumstances and social change. So try to direct it to creativity, work, and other good deeds.

It is helpful to write down your thoughts regularly and the emotions you experience: fear, anger, despair – it’s important to write honestly about everything. 

This is necessary to “turn off the autopilot”, to learn to be aware of your feelings, and not to give the habits to control yourself. One of the most effective ways to deal with anxious thoughts is to keep a journal.

Divide each page in this diary into five columns:

  1. In the first, write down the situation that is causing concern. 
  2. In the second, list the emotions you are experiencing and rate those emotions’ strength on a scale from 1 to 100. 
  3. The third column is for thoughts that come to your mind when you find yourself in the described situation.
  4. In the fourth column, give a rebuttal to these thoughts based on real facts. The rebuttal must be convincing and logical so that you yourself believe it. 
  5. Finally, in the fifth column, write down the emotions that you feel now that you were able to look at the situation that bothers you from the outside.

Make a list of things and activities for yourself that help you feel confident and relaxed. For convenience, Southern California psychologists advise categorizing these “soothing” things:

  • smells. Remember all the smells with which you associate calmness and comfort (the smell in a coffee shop, essential oils, the smell of the forest, and so on);
  • sounds and music;
  • taste sensations;
  • actions (jogging, reading, creative art).

When you’re done, add the to-do list to your calendar. Make sure you can devote at least 15 minutes each day to one of the above activities (even if it’s just a 15-minute walk in the park on your way home from work).

Another useful anxiety therapy is smoking best CBD cigarettes. A number of preclinical studies (laboratory and animal) have been carried out with regard to marijuana (cannabis) and cannabinoids, the results of which have confirmed the properties of this plant.

CBD is one of the cannabinoids found in hemp. Apart from the obvious calming effect, CBD cigarettes have many other properties. For example, animal studies have shown that cannabinoids can inhibit tumor growth, leading to cell death, blocking their growth and the development of blood vessels, which are necessary for tumor growth. Laboratory and animal studies have demonstrated that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal ones.

On top of that, the positive impact of CBD spreads on the development of youth creative art skills, which in turn also reduces the level of anxiety.

CBD helps understand what anxiety is saying at the moment and move to the other side, consciously following your creative desires.

For information on how you can help, contact us at [email protected], or call us at 562-867-3524 and a theater representative will get back to you.