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Sharing And Creating Stories In A Mental Health Recovery Centre

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING Sharing And Creating Stories In A Mental Health Recovery Centre © Lillian Rodrigues-Pang Once a week I offer a storytelling workshop at a local mental health recovery centre. For one hour I share a range of traditional stories from around the world with whoever is able to …

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Paperman Jack And The Origami Mommy

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING Paperman Jack And The Origami Mommy © Megan Hicks “Forget not to entertain strangers, for some thereby have entertained angels unaware.” New Testament, Hebrews 13:2 That happened to me in the 1980’s. It almost DIDN’T happen because I thought it was just going to be another obscene …

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The Miracle

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING The Miracle © Patricia Rose Ballard Coffie This is the story of a miracle. My sons found a caterpillar on a stem and brought it home. They wanted to see the butterfly. We put the caterpillar and the stem in a gallon jar and punched holes in …

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A New Story

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING A New Story © Terra Lea Dennis I often assume I know how every story is going to go. Well, I have been around awhile and I watch the news; different settings, different characters, the same tragic story over and over and over. But sometimes, somehow stories …

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Why I Keep At It

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING     Why I Keep At It © Joan Stockbridge I stumbled into the therapeutic use of storytelling almost 20 years ago, when I was asked to tell stories to women in a domestic violence shelter. After telling a Scottish story, I was shocked by the tumultuous …

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Bubbles

  DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING         Bubbles © Shirley Routliffe The woman slumped in the wheelchair in front of the picture window. A blue knitted hat covered her hairless head. She was draped head to foot in a blue hospital issue blanket. Fluffy white slippers with rabbit ears …

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Broken Bones

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING     Broken Bones © Jacqueline Jules He said a clumsy fall down the dorm stairs kicked him off the tennis team and onto the school newspaper making a broken bone the reason why he’s standing at the podium tonight sharing stories from a career he literally …

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