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/
Much like a thumbprint, our voice is a unique expression of identity and belonging. Our voice, both the literal sound as well the artistic expression contained in story serve as a living connection with our ancestors and to the generations to come. Join us as Gemma shares with us her experiences working with story and song in traditional healing programs for Native American and indigenous communities.
Special Giveaway: Gemma will be giving away one of her giclee, fine art prints. Perfect as a gift for you or for gift giving. To qualify, sign up here to receive email reminders and then be on the live call.
Gemma B. Benton is a traditional Native American singer, spiritual activist, mixed media artist , storyteller and the new coordinator for our own Healing Story Alliance. Through her transformational art workshops, Gemma shares stories and wisdom gathered during her twenty-seven years of working in Native American and indigenous communities. Gemma is the creator of the “Ancestors Journey” online creative course that uses storytelling, sacred song, art and ritual to empower people to heal the wounds passed down through the generations by our ancestors. gemmabbenton.com
Dilemma Stories Help Teach Social Justice Dilemma Stories – stories in which there are several options, all of which have some appeal – stimulate conversations about different perspectives and open up ideas different from our own. Dilemma Stories can be included in discussions about empathy, citizenship, literature, social studies topics, indeed, any situation in which communication and understanding are valued. Sara shared some of the work of Charles Temple on dilemma stories for democracy, and Maria Asp’s and Jack Zipe’s work in having students immerse themselves in perspectives in stories. She offered stories and activities for engaging audiences in considering the dilemmas posed.
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