World Storytelling Institute




A Workshop for Adults on

"Storytelling for Personality Development

(of Self and Others)"



Dates: Wed 1st and Thurs 2nd November 2017.

Timing: 10am - 12 Noon (each day).


Location: 14, Second Ave, Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai.  (On Harrington Road, turn at "French Loaf" onto Second Ave.  We are near the end of the street on the right.)


This Workshop would concern ways stories and storytelling could be used for becoming increasingly aware of -- and for modifying -- one's personality, behavior, and identity.  The Workshop would involve exploration of and connection with self, others, and the universe, ideally leading to inner transformations, and to the fulfilling of one’s potential (self-actualisation) in various areas of one’s life.  


Participants would apply this process to themselves, and along the way would receive training in using this process with others -- including children.  A variety of types of stories would be used, including Animal Fables, Fairytales, episodes of Epics, and Personal-experience Stories.


The Workshop would show ways that working with Epics, Fairytales, and other traditional stories could help one to


recognise the power of archetypal elements outside and inside oneself, and then put one’s personal experiences into a larger perspective.  Understanding the functioning of archetypal characters and situations within oneself is a way of synchronising the beating of one’s own heart with the rhythm of the cosmos.

June Singer.  Boundaries of the Soul: The Practice of Jung's Psychology. Garden City, NY, Doubleday.  1972.  pp. 127-8.


Also included would be Storytelling for Developing Soft Skills such as

1) Problem Solving.

2) Being a Good Team Member.

3) Being Self-Assertive, but not Aggressive.

4) Creative Thinking.

5) Time Management.

6) Self Motivation.

7) Delegating Responsibility.

8) Conflict Management / Conflict Resolution.

9) Anger Management.

10) Communication – oral speaking capability, writing, presenting, listening.

11) Courtesy – being polite, gracious, and respectful, saying "Please", "Thank you", "You are welcome", etc.

12) Flexible – adaptable, willing to change and adjust, lifelong learner.

13) Integrity – honest, ethical, does what’s right.

14) Interpersonal Skills – friendly, nurturing, empathetic, has self-control, patience, sense of humor.

15) Positive attitude – optimistic, enthusiastic, encouraging.

16) Professional – businesslike, good self-presentation, poised.

17) Responsible – reliable, resourceful, self-disciplined, conscientious.

18) Teamwork – cooperative, supportive, helpful, collaborative.

19) Work Ethic – hard working, loyal, self-motivated, being on time, good attendance.

20) Winning and Keeping the Respect of Co-workers, Superiors, Supervisees, Business Associates, and Customers (Customer Relations) by being Personally Dependable, Accountable, and Trustworthy.


Workshop fee: A total of Rs 800 (for the two 2-hour sessions).


For Additional info, and to Register:

98403 94282





Workshop Instructor:


Dr Eric Miller (PhD in Folklore), .

Originally from New York City, now settled in Chennai.


Director, World Storytelling Institute, .


Co-Founder, Indian Storytelling Network, .


Assistant Director, East West Center for Counselling and Training, .