"A Videoconference Conversation about Storytelling and Healing"


Monday 6 January 2014

(Tuesday 7 in Australia and vicinity)



A recording of the videoconference is at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGa6V8Vt-fo .


A back-up recording is at

http://youtu.be/Q3bg75ly0gs .





The participants in the conversation are,


1) Sayantani DasGupta, MD (NYC, USA),

Division of General Pediatrics;

Masters Program in Narrative Medicine;

Columbia University.

Also, author of numerous books, including

The Demon Slayers And Other Stories:

Bengali Folk Tales.

http://www.narrativemedicine.org .

http://www.sayantanidasgupta.com .


2) Lani Peterson (Andover, Massachusetts, USA),

Psychologist, expert in "Storytelling as a Healing Art,"

and a leader of the Healing Story Alliance.

http://lanipeterson.com .

http://healingstory.org .


3) Laura Hope-Gill (Asheville, North Carolina, USA),

Professor, Master of Arts in Writing Program,

Lenoir-Rhyne University,

http://www.lr.edu/graduate/ma-writing .


4) Linda Whiteside (San Diego, CA, USA),

Storyteller and Professor.

Healing Arts Program,

Rady Children's Hospital,

http://tinyurl.com/ovbpz43 .


5) Eric Miller (Chennai, India),

World Storytelling Institute, and

Chennai Storytelling Festival,

http://www.storytellinginstitute.org ,

http://www.storytellingandvideoconferencing.com .


6) Asha Sampath (Chennai, India),

Storyteller, Trainer, and Educator.

Tale Spin,

https://www.facebook.com/TaleSpinaplatformforstories .


7) Lavanya Srinivas (Chennai, India),

Storyteller, Trainer, and Educator.


8) Susan Perrow (near Brisbane, Australia),

Expert in "Therapeutic Uses of Storytelling."

Author of Healing Stories for Challenging

Behaviour (2008), and Therapeutic Storytelling:

101 Healing Stories for Children (2012).

http://susanperrow.com .





E-mails for any of the above could be sent to eric@storytellinginstitute.org .




We in Chennai facilitated this videoconference in the context of preparing for Chennai Storytelling Festival 2014, themed, "Storytelling and Healing". 


CSF 2014 would feature three days of free storytelling-related workshops, a number of which could be joined via videoconference.  Info about CSF 2014 is at

http://www.storytellinginstitute.org/2.htm .


At the bottom of that webpage are links to hospital and university programs, writings, etc, relating to storytelling and healing.




Please send any questions and comments.


Many thanks,


- Eric



Dr Eric Miller (PhD in Folklore)


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