Stories that Reconnect
This workshop is not about learning basic storytelling, though you can attend even if you are a beginner. Learn the fundamentals of storytelling through my Beginners Storytelling Course.
There are two components of this course: recorded lectures which include me telling a story + online learning circles. You can sign up for one or both.
Stories that Reconnect- Story and Lecture Recordings
Stories told soulfully can reconnect us to wonder, reverence, humility and wisdom. They offer a larger perspective on our lives, values and work. They can help us find the courage to keep working for that more beautiful world, even when we feel defeated and discouraged. Stories can help us endure hardship and loss. Stories can help us rediscover the wisdom of forgotten ancestors, rekindle hope, joy, solidarity and connectedness. Storytelling can also be used to build and reweave community.
Jenni will help you discover ways to use the ancient and powerful art of storytelling to enrich whatever you are doing, large or small, to make the world a more beautiful place.
~hear ancestral and original stories for our times
~learn why storytelling is a powerful and necessary tool for healing and catalysing change and strengthening community
~learn ways to frame stories, connect a principle to a folktale or be inspired to write your own tale
Stories that Reconnect – Story Circle
~connect with other participants in a small group in a heartfelt way, via story in large group discussions and in pairs
~work on a short story of your own
WHO: You may be an educator, therapist, healer, activist, change-maker, parent, community worker, creative or writer wanting to boost your ability to build community, educate, soothe distress, encourage resilience and/or catalyse change. Beginners are most welcome.
Join us, as we sink deeply and luxuriously into the realm of ancient and contemporary oral stories.
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IMAGE BELOW: Jenni facilitating a Storytelling Workshop at Woodford Folk Festival, Dec 2019 (pre-Covid19!)
Since the workshop my understanding about using story to spark people’s interest, and even shift their perspective has strengthened and grown. Jenni’s encouraging way of teaching allowed us to transform our own stories. If we are to create the change needed to protect our natural world, connecting with one another through story is the only way we will do it.
Just wanted to say thanks so much for the workshop on Saturday. I really enjoyed it. You are such a good and natural facilitator who knows your content so well because you live it. Thanks for creating such a lovely atmosphere and sparking many interesting insights and learnings for me.
In August 2017, I participated in a storytelling workshop facilitated by Jenni Cargill-Strong. The event was both insightful and inspiring and gave me the confidence to experiment with new ways to share information and encourage participation in Landcare. In October 2017 I was selected as a speaker at the NSW Landcare Conference in Albury. I mustered the courage to apply my newfound storytelling skills and methodology through my delivery. The presentation was extremely successful with multiple people approaching me afterward commenting on the presentation style as engaging and refreshing. Thanks to Jenni I have now found my style and my confidence to present to large audiences and trust that my stories will embed in peoples memory.