Story Telling: Not Just for Kids

Facilitator: Dale Grenfell, (970) 484-1945, (970) 231-7323(cell), Dates: Monday afternoons, September 9 — October 28, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
None Presentations: Story Slam

Research findings by physicians, psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, anthropologists, and even the- ologians confirm what ancient ones knew eons ago..... after food, shelter and the companionship of others, it's our stories that we need above all else. “Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories (John Gottschall).

Sessions will cover everything from the locus of story in our the power of story to heal.

The effects of storytelling on the brain and emotions throughout the lifespan
Healing the self and resolving conflicts through storytelling
Storytelling traditions from around the world and what they teach us Aesop, Buddha, Jesus, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mark Twain, Walt Disney, George Lucas...... The "Red Tent" - metaphor for the womb of women's stories
What is “story realm?
Constructing meaning in our lives through story Consequences of ignoring our stories and those of others Final Narratives – Dying to tell our stories