Wednesday, December 13th
at 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern
After three years of working as the storyteller-in-residence at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, DanYashinsky has developed an approach he calls “storycare.” It means creating times and spaces throughout the healthcare environment where stories can be remembered, invented, shared, heard, and valued. From palliative care to psychiatry to long-term care, the principles and practices of storycare can humanize a healthcare setting for staff, patients, residents, and family members. This teleconference will introduce participants to the idea of storycare.
DanYashinskyis a storyteller and the author of Suddenly They Heard Footsteps – Storytelling for the Twenty-first Century and Swimming with Chaucer – A Storyteller’s Logbook. In l999 he received the Jane Jacobs Prize for his work with storytelling in the community. He is the storyteller-in-residence at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. For more information visit: https://tellery.com/
“Together for Humanity – Telling Stories to Heal Conflict” This SEMINAR explores several practical techniques and story treatments that Donna has successfully used over the years through her work with communities in conflict, and in response to cross cultural misunderstandings. Drawing from Donna’s work in South Africa, Israel and Palestine, with indigenous and refugee communities in Australia – and as Program Director for “Together for Humanity” This seminar is a mixture of storytelling and activities for listening, connecting and reflecting. It will be peppered with anecdotes and scenarios that will enable the participants to truly sense the nature of this work and ways to approach it. For tellers and professionals who want to make a difference.
From Stories of Place to Rewilding our Consciousness Jenni 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.
From Stories of Place to Rewilding our Consciousness The Conversation Continues!
Jenni will begin with a guided nature visualization and then outline some of the key concepts she teaches in her environmental storytelling workshops. She will tell a Buddhist prophecy ‘The Shambhala Warriors’, which Jenni has come to see as a potent and apt tale for our times. Deep Ecologist Joanna Macy, creator of ‘The Work that Reconnects’, used the story extensively. It is also woven into The Joyality™ Program, which empowers personal and planetary transformation. After telling the prophecy and discussing it, she will discuss tales she has told at environmental rallies and community actions.
Web: www.storytree.com.au or www.storiesonfoot.com
You Tube: jennistorytree/videos
Recorded June 22, 2017