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2020 Halloween Gala workshop: Creating Original Ghost Stories with Cynthia Rintye

Creating Original Ghost Stories with Cynthia Rintye How did I come to teach a workshop on ghost stories? Well, I certainly had no intention of becoming an expert on spooky tales or paranormal experiences. Then again, I had no intention of becoming the Queen of England, a professional Segway rider, or a teenage zombie trainer.  …

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Memory and Stories: Truth, Tales and Understanding

by Mary K. Clark We all have them – personal stories.  Whether we are performing, sharing anecdotes, family stories or heartfelt remembrances, we often tell our stories as if they were absolutely the truth and nothing but the truth. And, because we feel that way ourselves, our stories are often believed. Perhaps our stories are …

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Waking Up the Stories Within Us ~ Interview with Nancy Mellon author of Body Eloquence

Interview with Julie de Bastion, July 9, 2008 Nancy Mellon is [a] storyteller, healer, visionary and artist. Her workshops brim with creativity and wisdom, and now she has written an extraordinary new book, Body Eloquence, published by Energy Psychology Press in the USA. Body Eloquence, written in collaboration with Ashley Ramsden, reveals deep and amazing …

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Manipulation, Story and the Truth – When do we go too far?

by Mary K. Clark A mystery unfolded for me just the other day. I found I was between stories and storytellers, between two fine people who shared very different truths with me about the same event. If only each could hear the other. But they haven’t and it isn’t my place to share. Before I …

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Transforming Fear in the Aftermath of School Shootings

Compiled for public use by Laura Simms. The Healing Story Alliance is grateful to Diane Wyzga for sending these resources collected by Morgan Adams. They are for those working with children and parents affected by the Connecticut tragedy. The increasing senseless  violence culminating in the terrifying events that occurred yesterday affect all of us.  You …

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Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

by Mary K.  Clark. We talk with our bodies don’t we?  Isn’t that what body language is all about?  A person’s body language helps convey their story to the listener.  It turns out that body language may also change how people see themselves – perhaps how storytellers see themselves. Amy Cuddy gives a fascinating TED …

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Stories of Mesothelioma Survivors Inspire Hope Among Patients

by Faith Franz. When cancer survivors share their stories, they do more than highlight their own experiences – they provide others with hope for similar success. Survivor stories can help patients with rare cancers such as mesothelioma feel less isolated by their condition. They can also help patients with a terminal diagnosis see that there …

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Patient Voices Website

by Mary K. Clark. What a delight it is to discover the Patient Voices website!  This site houses over 250 digital stories that help viewers gain insight into health care and social responsibility. In addition to stories, you will find interesting research and resources. In 2003, Pip Hardy and Tony Sumner founded Patient Voices which …

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