Professional Storyteller is a network for people who work in the field of oral storytelling. Please write a brief paragraph about your work.
I am a dramatherapist and stories are a core part of my work with people of all ages and backgrounds. A story is chosen and worked with through drama, movement and enactment. The story's ability to stir the imagination and touch the psyche is the healing agent.
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you may be interested to know that I will teach in a workshop for professionals and parents from October- November on, in the "museum of Sentiments" in Nicosia (a weekend every month). A deep understanding of traditional stories is fondamental for a dramatherapist so I' m glad you joined this site and are interested in applied storytelling as a therapist. I recently offered workshops "against fear" for children in Nicosia, basd on traditional folk tales.
There is a group here you will probably find useful, "Applied Storytelling: The Power of Story", but I hope you will also familiarize yourself with the many other groups, blogs, & look through the various Forum topics of the past. Added to that each page includes a search box at the top which can help, too.
Using that I went looking & see you are indeed our 1st member (from over 1700 international members) from Cyprus. However I did find Stelios Pelasgos has a project, "Folk tales against addiction", running for the 8 consecutive years in the primary schools of Cyprus were he trained a group of 60 dedicated teachers in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. You might want to network with him here. You may also want to use the search box to find other members in nearby Greece. It's great how this site lets people network nearby & also all around the world.
May you find this site useful & also enjoy being in touch with so many others dedicated to storytelling.