Where Stories Draw Breath

DIVING IN THE MOON: HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING Where Stories Draw Breath © Thomas Doty 2013, Photos and Drawings © Thomas Doty When stories are doing their best work, when they are working their deepest magic, they touch us deeply and they stay with us for a long time. As we listen to their wisdoms,…

Offering Water From The Well

DIVING IN THE MOON: HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING Offering Water From The Well © Joan Stockbridge, 2013 I’m sitting on a couch in a residential treatment facility, and I’ve just told a five minute story called “Why Man is Strong and Woman is Powerful.” It’s funny but stark. Man and Woman start out as equals,…

Courageous Conversations: Stories That Foster Self-Awareness, Build Skills and Cultivate Confidence

DIVING IN THE MOON: HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING Courageous Conversations: Stories That Foster Self-Awareness, Build Skills and Cultivate Confidence © David Lee 2013   Sharing stories about challenging conversations provides tremendous educational and therapeutic value to the listener. In this article, we will explore why Courageous Conversation Stories are so powerful, two versions you can…

Healing, Change and Storytelling

DIVING IN THE MOON: HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING Healing, Change and Storytelling © Steve Banhegyi 2013 “The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease” Voltaire (1694 – 1778) Narrative medicine is not something you’ll easily find on the ‘net and if you do, information is sparse. But would it…

Shelley The Sea Turtle Meets Rustle The Plastic Bag

DIVING IN THE MOON: HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING Shelley The Sea Turtle Meets Rustle The Plastic Bag: An Australian Environmental Story For Children © Jenni Cargill-Strong 2013 Rustle the plastic bag, was floating further and further out into the Pacific Ocean. As he floated, he noticed he had company. His friends and cousins were coming…

At Crescent Lake

DIVING IN THE MOON: HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING At Crescent Lake © Kimberley King 2013 All this commotion! Wind on water Be still Watch Listen   Kimberley King, writer and storyteller, lives in Bend, Oregon.  

Story Listening as a Transformative Process

DIVING IN THE MOON: HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING Story Listening as a Transformative Process © Doug Lipman 2013 “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force… When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.”—Brenda Ueland 1 “When we tell and listen to stories, we can almost feel our…

Answering the Call to Adventure

DIVING IN THE MOON: HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING Answering the Call to Adventure: A Hero’s Journey Group for People Facing Life-Changing Illness and Disability © Jennifer Lunden LCSW, LADC, CCS The artist is meant to put the objects of this world together in such a way that through them you will experience that light, that…

Arriving in Workshop Story

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING Arriving in a Workshop Story © Reginald Dorian Haarhoff, D Phil, 2013 “Let us say I am here because of you and you are here because of me.” Nasrudin   we’ve arranged the chairs in café style, six to a table. when we begin the story only…