Workshop Title

Storytelling Therapy.


The Workshop Poster is here.


Workshop Description

Storytelling Therapy is one of the Creative Arts Therapies (also known as, the Expressive Therapies).  Storytelling Therapy involves working with stories that relate to clients' experiences.  Course participants would learn about, and would receive training in, Storytelling Therapy methods. 


In addition to Psychological Counselling and Healing, these methods can be used for

1) Training in Soft Skills, Life Skills, and Communication Skills;

2) Facilitating Personality Development (in oneself and others); and

3) Life Coaching.


Topics would include:

1) Psychological and social aspects of the storytelling process.

2) Elements, structures, and types of stories.

3) Ways of Speaking (melodic speech, rhythmic speech, song) in Storytelling Therapy.

4) Ways of Moving (posture, gesture, rhythmic movement, dance) in Storytelling Therapy.

5) Ways composing, thinking about, telling, and listening to stories can be therapeutic.

6) One inspiration for Storytelling Therapy is telling Grandmother Stories to give comfort and guidance.


No previous study or training is required to join this Workshop.


Workshop Days and Time

Monday 2 Oct, and Tuesday 3 Oct 2017.

9am to 4pm.


Workshop Location

14, 2nd Avenue, Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai.


Workshop Instructor

Dr Eric Miller has taught at 6 Colleges/Universities -- 3 in New York City, his hometown (New York University; Fordham University; and St John's University); and 3 in Chennai, his adopted home (University of Madras; Indian Institute of Technology - Madras; and the Image College of Animation, Arts, and Technology).


At these Colleges/Universities, he has taught 15 courses, including: Writing Essays, Writing about Literature, Creative Writing, Writing for Animated Movies and Video Games, The Folktale, The Modern Short Story, History of USA Drama, Public Speaking, and Storytelling.


Dr Eric has earned a PhD in Folklore (University of Pennsylvania, 2010), and is a MSc Candidate in Psychology (University of Madras).  He has completed a one-year Certificate Course in Psychological Counselling, conducted by the Chennai Counsellors Foundation.


In 2007, Dr Eric and others founded the World Storytelling Institute, which he directs.  One project of the WSI is the Chennai Storytelling Festival: the 6th annual edition of this Festival is scheduled to occur at Loyola College in Feb 2018.  Dr Eric is also the Assistant Director of the East West Center for Counselling and Training, and is a Co-founder and Co-facilitator of the Indian Storytelling Network.  Dr Eric's CV is here, and his Life Narrative is here.  



Links to approx 65 of Dr Eric's writings -- mostly under the headings, "Tamil Nadu", "Storytelling", "Storytelling Therapy", and "Videoconferencing" -- can be found at his personal website, . 



Links to his writings relating to Storytelling Therapy (including Fairytale Therapy) are here.


Links to his notes on "Storytelling Workshops for People in the Business World" are here.



Links to 66 newspaper and magazine articles referring to Dr Eric's work are here.



For Additional Info, and to Register

Please contact the East West Center for Counselling and Training:

98847 00135



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