Join us for the September 2021 YES Story Lab with Laura Simms THE INFINITESIMAL ELEPHANT OF YOUR IMAGINATION
Trauma is exacerbated by repeated avoidance or fixation on events. A spoken story is transformative and restorative. It releases children from fixations, preoccupations and fears on the spot as they are drawn into the participatory engagement engendered by listening. Moving through a narrative that generates individual visualization and associations, and a communal support, children access the part of their heart mind that is untouched by the trauma and capable of regenerating energy, replacing negative patterns of thinking with fresh image and a nourishing presence without bias. We will listen to a story and then step-by-step explore how and why the heartfelt telling awakens natural relief in child and adult alike.