The Being Academy is a digital health and wellness entertainment platform.
The academy leverages the power of immersive storytelling and interactive mediums to empower self-expression,
foster peace of mind, and produce moments of magic, entertainment, and wellbeing for our members.
Our mission is to provide a sacred space for "inner" tainment and personal transformation.
We are artists, storytellers, interaction designers, ministers of faith, and wellness professionals who
believe in the power of story as an agent for social change.
The Being Academy enlivens behavioral health interventions, spiritual development coursework,
and transformational leadership training.
We embed the tools from these frameworks into our interactive media experiences for the purpose of
empowering our members with the resources needed to develop a positive sense of life, self, and others.
We believe that on the inside of every human being there is greatness to be manifested for the betterment of us all.
When we cultivate safe spaces filled with love and goodness where people feel free to "JUST BE,"
we increase their capacity to shine their light, to love their life, and to share their greatness with us all.
Clarissa Joan Middleton, Chief Creative Officer | Jaimie Milner, Art Director | Patrick O'Malley, Musical Composer | Keith Ellerbe, Cinematographer | August Brown, Video Editor | Sydney Rubin, Researcher | Marientina Gotsis, Advisor | Joe Thackwell, Advisor | Varun Soni, Advisor | Cindy Mori, Advisor |
Peggy Bustamante, Advisor | Keith Plocek, Advisor | Pablo Frasconi, Advisor | Bruce Block, Advisor |
Richard Lemarchand, Advisor | The De Pree Center for Leadership |
USC Creative Media and Behavioral Health Center | InterVarsity Christian Fellowship |
USC Office of Religious Life | USC Interactive Media & Games