One of the most common things groups and members say about why SONG is crucial in their lives is the way that SONG can create a space for conversation and community that makes people feel whole, connected, and courageous. The ways that we help to create this space is a sort of alchemy. Usually alchemy is defined as a magical process by which something of little value is made into something of great value. As opposed to chemistry, which is a process that many see as putting together a formula that, if followed correctly, comes out the same every time.