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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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Scheherazade On The Fourth Floor

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING     Scheherazade On The Fourth Floor © Dan Yashinsky >According to the Thousand and One Nights, every night Queen Scheherazade told a story, and every night she stopped halfway through. It would have driven her listeners crazy, but one of them – her husband King Shahriyar …

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The Story We Tell Ourselves

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING The Story We Tell Ourselves © Lorna MacDonald Czarnota The art of storytelling brings forth many images—children, elders, comedy, tragedy, audiences large and small, but we may not consider how we tell stories to ourselves, or more specifically, about ourselves. This is particularly relevant to us as …

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