Upcoming Teleconference

Upcoming Teleconferences

Teleconferences Are Free – although your usual long distance costs apply, there is no other charge. A collection of past Teleconferences is available here. Please review this important resource! Both members and non-members of the Healing Story Alliance are welcome to listen. We hope that these informative evenings will encourage and inspire more people to join HSA and the exciting work we are doing. We welcome donations! See donation button at the bottom of our home page. The Healing Storytelling Alliance is a special interest group of the National Storytelling Network. Our purpose is to explore and promote the use of storytelling in healing, by storytellers, health care, counseling and pastoral care professionals and all who recognize the positive power of story in health. Through the HSA, we will share our experience and our skills and collaborate to learn to be more effective in using stories to inform, inspire, nurture and heal.

Membership is $25 per year for NSN members, $35 for non-NSN Members. Click here for more information on HSA.

All calls scheduled at U.S. time

The Teleconferences lasts one hour and offer a combination of presentation, discussion and Q&A.

To join in the call in the United States* – Dial  Call in Number: (605) 475-4749

And after dialing, when prompted, all countries then dial in the Participant Access Code: 640709#

*For international calls, please contact  Elisa Pearmain for the call-in number.

If you are dropped from the call or do not connect – hang up and call back!


Wednesday May 24

Matt Hopwood
Love Stories Can Change the World

The A Human Love Story project is all about sharing; our lives, our experiences, and our humanity as a way of creating ‘deep community’. The sharing of these stories together becomes an act of connection, something that can transform and continue the world. The resonance of these stories reaches across cultural boundaries and many stories are recorded and shared online throughout the world through the online audio collection. In this teleconference Matt Hopwood will share aspects of his journeying 2000 miles on foot across the UK, and most recently in 500 miles of Scotland, and how he facilitated the gathering and sharing of stories. He will tell a few of the many love (in the widest sense of the word) stories he heard and collected, and will talk about how this process has been transformational for the listeners and tellers.

Matt Hopwood of the UK, is the founder of A Human Love Story, a sharer of stories and a facilitator of deep sharing spaces. A graduate in Applied Anthropology at Goldsmiths University he has also worked alongside community projects in Kenya, Palestine and Israel.  He also graduated with a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts.  In addition to his work with storytelling and Matt also collaborates with his wife, exploring the transformative power of sound in health and well-being. www.ahumanlovestory.com/


June 14

Due to the time snafu of Jenni Cargill-Strong’s teleconference in April, we have decided to do a repeat on June 14. If you missed it in April you won’t want to miss her in June.

Jenni Cargill-Strong
From Stories of Place to Rewilding our Consciousness

Jenni Cargill-Strong will touch on the breadth of stories she sees as relevant to environmental education and empowerment and that they are not all about nature or environmental issues. Jenni will tell the story “The Shambala Warriors” made famous by Deep Ecologist, Joana Macy, as well as a few traditional and original tales she has told at rallies and protests. She will also share her experience of working with stories and outdoor labyrinths, an ancient form of walking meditation (distinct from mazes) and a powerful way to connect to place, especially when they are created with intention and outdoors.

Jenni Cargill-Strong participated in the Bentley blockade, where protestors renamed themselves the “protectors”  who won a landmark battle against unconventional gas mining in 2014. Jenni has been mentored by environmental storyteller and scientist, Dr Fran Stallings (who presented principles of her work on a teleconference on April 7, 2015) which empowered her to create her own environmental storytelling workshops. She has a particular interest in stories of place and stories that reconnect. Recently Jenni has added a second great passion to her life, after stories: labyrinths. Jenni trained in labyrinth building and facilitation in Sydney this year with the founder of Veriditas, Dr Artres and subsequently has had a profound experience working with a story within the labyrinth. Jenni also has begun training in “Joyality”™, an Australian course which draws on ecopsychology and deep ecology.

Web: www.storytree.com.au or www.storiesonfoot.com
You Tube: jennistorytree/videos

NON-US CALLERS: please contact  Elisa Pearmain for the call-in number.
At this website you can figure out when the call will happen for you:
TIME CONVERTER: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html


September 27, 2017

Onawumi Jean Moss

If you are unable to be on the scheduled calls, go to healingstory.org/events/teleconference-recordings/ to listen to the recorded events, posted within a month of the original event.