Storytelling Workshops

Storytelling for Changemakers, Healers and Dreamers

Jenni’s full 2019 workshop schedule to be announced soon. Choose from weekend workshops in Mullumbimby, on-demand webinars or online evening courses. 

Contact Jenni if you would like her to teach storytelling to your group face-to-face or online.

 

Storytelling for Changemakers

Have you longed to learn more about the power of stories? Would you like to learn how to use stories to bring healing and transformation? 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 and/or catalyze change. 

In the ancient tales of ‘The 1001 Arabian Nights’, brave Scheherazade spins 1001 therapeutic stories for her cruel and murderous King and thus heals and redeems him. Stories can also heal and redeem a culture. 

George Monbiot says, ‘It’s not political parties or leaders who run the world, but big, political stories….’ These stories operate like a mass enchantment. The neo-liberal myth tells us that economic growth must reign supreme, while trivializing impending ecological and societal collapse and justifying cruelty,  violence, and exploitation of people, creatures and the earth herself.

The good news is, that if stories are ruling the world, learning how to change the stories gives you a powerful tool to help change the world. Stories can be a rallying call- to inspire new ways of thinking and regenerative ways of living, build community connection, catalyse mobilization, and keep enlarging the Overton Window*.

Learn how we can use stories to waken as well as re-enchant each other with original and rewoven ancestral stories that tell of ‘the more beautiful world we know is possible’ ** while avoiding cultural appropriation.

Storyteller, teacher and enchantivist, Jenni Cargill-Strong will explain why we are wired for story, why storytelling is a powerful tool for change and how to reframe and reshape our cultural myths. She draws on the writings of Charles Eisenstein, Martin Shaw, Noami Klein and other thinkers on the topic. 

* The Overton Window is the frame within which it is possible to discuss ideas without being labeled as an extremist by mainstream culture.

**Also the name of a book by Charles Eisenstein

I have been invited to present this workshop at NewKind Festival in Tasmania next year, a conference for activists and changemakers. Below you can read testimonials from participants.

PLEASE join me, as we sink deeply and luxuriously into story for changemaking.

ONLINE 

WHEN: 4 Wednesday evenings, March 6- 27, 7.00-8.30 pm (Sydney time)

WHERE: ONLINE

PRICE: $80/ Earlybird $65 (Enrol by Feb 13) 

GROUP SIZE is capped at 15. 

IN MULLUMBIMBY

WHEN: 10 am – 4 pm Saturday, 9 February, 2019

WHERE: The Commons

PRICE: $80/ Earlybird $65 (Book by Jan 1, 2019)

GROUP SIZE is capped at 15. 

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.

Maddy Braddon

Coordinator, Northern Rivers Intrepid Landcare

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. 

Damien

Murwillumbah

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.

Emma Stone

Landcare Coordinator , Border Ranges Richmond Valley Landcare Network

Storytelling for Beginners

Learn in a group facilitated by Jenni, how to make your speech or presentation really sing using stories. Jenni will help you learn how to transform nervous energy into extra volts

  • speak from the heart and really capture and engage your audience
  • construct a compelling presentation and memorise it
  • engage your listeners’ hearts and minds
  • make your message deeply memorable
  • create an uplifting slide-show
  • avoid ‘death by powerpoint’
  • speak with few or no slides if desired

Where: The Commons, Mullumbimby, Byron Shire and online. 

When:  Saturday March 23, 10am- 4pm

Cost: $80 / EARLYBIRD $65

Inquiries: Email us or call or text 0403 328 643.

 

I highly recommend Jenni Cargill-Strong for her experience as an engaging storyteller, for her skill at facilitating workshops, and for her eye on successful outcomes.
Joe Vandermeer

Director, The Swedenborg Centre, Swedenborg Association of Australia

Again, thank you for holding the space for the workshop. I enjoyed it very much and the experiences were new, fun, integrating and I learned practical ways to move forward with writing. The connections made in the break-outs felt very collaborative, and witnessing the beauty of each person was deeply nourishing. Precious time together. I really like what you are doing, the passion, commitment, and style you bring to it. The workshop was excellent value, and your presence was so strong, loving, compassionate and caring. And the range of books – wow. Thank you, dear sister.  

Stephanie

Mullumbimby

You led the workshop with consummate artistry and skill. I greatly enjoyed myself… You were very spontaneous and went with what the group wanted. I also loved playing ‘Mr Wolf’, which I haven’t played since I was six years old! 

Anne Di Lauro

President, Qld Jung Society