""My I suggest that you relish the oportunities that this interest in stories brings you but that you do not hurry too much to start applying stories. Mybe let them work on you first..." always remembering of course that if they are working…"
Thanks for asking the questions.
I have been working with storytelling in many different ways for many years, but within the last 5 years I've focused more and more on 'storytelling as a healing art'.
I am very inspired…"
"I work with storytelling for my day job but one of the ways i love to use it is in the context of meditation classes and courses on spiritual development...Elisa Pearlman has a book called "Doorways to the Soul" that's rich with all…"
Thanks so much for your info! As a student, the concept of researching a story and an audience makes perfect sense. Thanks! I hadn't really brought that concept into my process intentionally. (Yay! A new tool!)
Be well, and thanks…"
"Anneliese, I have used story telling in manufacturing, business and college/university, church settings. My storytelling is geared toward helping the listeners 1) maintain interest in the training/teaching and 2) understand difficult technical or…"
storytelling as an art form is very much alive in the US. check out the National storytelling Network Storynet.org and the festival in Johannesburg every year. there are many people who use it in a variety of settings as a tool for…"
First of all I must respond by saying that your work is vitally important to the growth of storytelling. The more academic proof, as it were, of the merits and strengths of storytelling, the more mainstream and viable it will become…"
Across the board (drawing, painting, acting, dancing, making collages, mobile-making, storytelling, cooking), when my art clicks into gear is when I've pushed against the self-critic so much that she finally shuts up and I give in to…"
Thanks for your comments! Do you have a copy of the original story of Beauty and the Beast? I would love to hear/read it. I'm sure I could find a copy, but I am interested in how you use it in context with both your family/personal…"
Hi Annelise, sounds like we are looking at similar stuff. I am based in the UK Midlands and I am doing a Doctorate in Education at Derby University. Sounds like we share other passions too! Do you want to share ideas/notes any time? I am currently trying to build my storytelling work - and I am going to Israel in May to tell stories to interfaith/culture groups, touring for one week then at a week-long Peace festival. I should have some interesting stuff around using stories for peace and conflict resolution stuff when I get back.