For General Audiences
KEYNOTE, IN-SERVICE, WORKSHOP & SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS
The Healing Power of Storytelling
The amazing resiliency of the human spirit often means that out of pain and sadness come humor, hope and healing. Learn about the power of telling and capturing the story along with the characteristics of storytelling which teach us about the many reasons why we tell stories. This program engages the audience in learning the benefits to self and the value to others in sharing one’s family stories.
Through Their Eyes
A Closer Look at Empathy for Volunteers, Family & Professional Caregivers
"You never really understand another person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." These words from To Kill a Mockingbird greatly impact our volunteers and those they support. A Closer Look will discuss the scientific research, literature, definitions and distinctions of empathy. Through Their Eyes reminds us to see the person behind the eyes. What new worlds open as we explore the understory of empathy for those in our care. Join us to honor, learn, and see empathy through a new lens, together.
IN-SERVICE & CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Listening for the Story
Once Upon a time is no time and every time. It is the standard phrase that introduces us to other worlds and to our own world that connects humanity to a common story and storyteller. That is why storytelling and story listening are so compatible, for, in one way or another, we are hearing about ourselves.
Characteristics of Storytelling
Learn the history and reasons for the importance of passing stories forward.
Storytelling Through Our Five Senses
An easy and fun way for listeners and storytellers to capture stories.
The Keepers of the Stories
The boomers are now the keepers of the story. A dynamic discussion about the responsibility of this present generation to record the stories of previous generations - - for future generations.
Don’t Let The Singing Stop
Music plays an integral role in the making of stories in our lives. An enjoyable interactive program which partners music and memories.
The Best Gift
Whether you have few short stories or a complete family history, your writing can be turned into welcome gifts for family and friends. In this workshop you will get ideas to creatively use family photos, memory books and more. We will also explore writing a family newsletter. This is a great workshop for early fall, leaving plenty of time to create lasting holiday gifts and cards for the holidays.
Learning Journeys: The Legacy of Leadership
Sharing the story of one's journey to leadership allows us to take the time to examine our lives, reflect on our successes and failures, and tune into the rhythm of our unique story. As we listen, we find numerous experiences we can relate to as we unearth greater meaning for people in families, groups, businesses, governments and communities.
Spiritual Family Trees
By sharing spiritual histories we explore the influences of our early faith life. In this series we will explore one's faith and cultural backgrounds, along with your faith community’s roots through a process of exploring and sharing spiritual family trees and faith stories to help to expand one's beliefs, empower group members and build community.
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