The Healing and Inspiring Power of Story


September 22 | 2:45-3:45 PM | Room 2582

In this presentation, Callan will introduce participants to the power of personal story and how they can use it to heal themselves while providing hope and inspiration to others facing challenges similar to the ones they've encountered. Callan will guide them through a creative process to revisit, reframe, and tell their stories effectively and succinctly - either in a private journal for their own benefit or with a group for the benefit of all. Those who choose to share their stories with the larger community may elect to be videotaped at a subsequent storytelling workshop for inclusion in the Village Wisdom Portal, a free online community resource to give hope and inspiration during challenging times.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Explain how personal stories affects people
  • Provide insights and tools to most effectively reframe and tell personal stories to facilitate personal healing
  • Share first-hand feedback from someone that's chosen to tell and share their story publicly
  • Provide participants an opportunity to share their story publicly for their own benefit as well as the benefit of others

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