Stories for Challenging Times
Stories for Challenging Times
WHAT: Stories told soulfully 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.
This workshop 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 the theory of storytelling for healing or change-making and why it is a powerful and necessary tool for healing and catalysing change
~learn the power of framing stories and reframing cultural myths
~connect with other participants 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.
UPCOMING WORKSHOP DETAILS
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. PLEASE join us, as we sink deeply and luxuriously into the realm of ancient and contemporary oral stories.
WORKSHOP: 5 Mondays, 19 July – 16 August, 2021, 7- 8.30 pm
PRICE: $150 / $120 Earlybird
BELOW TESTIMONIALS: Jenni facilitating a Storytelling for Change-makers Workshop at Woodford Folk Festival, Dec 2019 (pre-Covid!)
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.