Chennai Storytelling Festival 2021:

     The Healing Power of Story,

 Storytelling, and Story-enacting

                    ( CSF2021-HPSx3 )

           Sat 6th to Sun 28th Feb 2021

 

Featuring:

 

A) Storytellings (143).

B) Workshops (29).

C) Healing Story Circles (2).

D) Storytelling and Resonations Sessions (4).

E) Storytelling and Discussion Sessions (2).

F) Dream-sharing and Discussion Sessions (4).

G) Interactive Talk.

H) Tamil Storytelling Session (at 3pm on Sat 20th Feb).

I) Telegu Storytelling Session.

 

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This is the 9th annual edition of the Chennai

Storytelling Festival, and the 1st to be held

entirely via Zoom videoconference.

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Highlights on Sat 27th and Sun 28th Feb 2021

(a 27-hour set) are listed here.

 

The full schedule of Sat 27th and Sun 28th

Feb 2021 (with Workshop Descriptions, etc)

is here.

 

For time-conversions, please see

https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com

 

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The Schedule of the 143 (English language)

Storytellings in CSF 2021 is here. 

 

A List of the 143 (English language)

Storytellers in CSF 2021 is here.

 

A List of the 29 Workshops in CSF 2021

is here.

 

The full Schedule of the 4 (27-hour) sets of

CSF 2021 is here.

 

Info about the Festival's Tamil Storytelling

Session is here.

 

Info about the Festival's Telegu Storytelling

Session is here.

 

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Festival Welcome Address (5 minutes).

From Geeta Ramanujam,

* Founder of the Storytelling Revival in India,

* Co-founder and Co-facilitator (with Eric)

of the Indian Storytelling Network, and

* Founder and Director of Kathalaya (Bangalore).

 

From Eric:

Notes on Storytelling and Healing are here.

Notes on Storytelling and Videoconferencing are here.

 

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The online "Poster" for CSF 2021

(featuring photos of the Festival's 160 Presenters) is here.

 

Five Flyers for CSF 2021 (please choose your favourite)

are at,

https://storytellinginstitute.org/CSF2021Flyer_A.html

https://storytellinginstitute.org/CSF2021Flyer_B.html

https://storytellinginstitute.org/CSF2021Flyer_C.html

https://storytellinginstitute.org/CSF2021Flyer_D.html

https://yieldmore.org/csf2021

 

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Just for general interest:

 

Posters for the past 3 editions of the CSF are at

https://storytellinginstitute.org/CSF2018Poster.jpg .

https://storytellinginstitute.org/CSF2019Poster.jpg .

https://storytellinginstitute.org/CSF2020Poster.jpg .

 

Some documentation of CSF 2020

(which occurred in Feb 2020) is here.

 

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CSF 2021 Schedule

 

Times for the following CSF 2021 events are given

in India time.

 

For time-conversions in other locations, please see

https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com 

 

CSF 2021 Zoom sets would occur

1) From Sat 6th Feb, 6:30pm -- going for 27 hours.

2) From Sat 13th Feb, 6:30pm -- going for 27 hours.

3) From Sat 20th Feb, 6:30pm -- going for 27 hours.

4) From Sat 27th Feb, 6:30pm -- going for 27 hours.

 

Also:

A) Telegu Storytelling Session

at 3pm-5:30pm on Sat 13th Feb.

B) Tamil Storytelling Session

at 3pm-5:30pm on Sat 20th Feb.

 

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To register to attend any or all CSF 2021

Zoom events, please send an email request to

info@storytellinginstitute.org

 

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Admission to all Zoom events of CSF 2021 

is FREE. 

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The Chennai Storytelling Festival's online

video library is here.

 

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Contributions to CSF 2021 and to individual

Presenters are welcome!

 

Two ways to give a contribution to CSF 2021 are,

1) Google Pay -- 98403 94282 (in India).

2) Paypal -- https://paypal.com/paypalme/eric4story

 

To give a contribution to a Presenter,

please do a Search ("Find") on the person's

name at

https://storytellinginstitute.org/CSF2021_Presenters.html

 

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The Chennai Storytelling Festival is presented

by the World Storytelling Institute, in association

with the Chennai Storytellers group and other

organisations and individuals.

 

The World Storytelling Institute is an NGO 

registered in Chennai, south India.

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CSF2021-HPSx3 features:

 

A) Storytellings (143).

B) Workshops (29).

C) Storytelling and Resonations Sessions (4).

D) Dream-sharing Sessions (3).

E) Healing Story Circles (2).

F) Storytelling and Discussion Sessions (2).

G) Panel Discussion.

H) Tamil Storytelling Session.

I) Telegu Storytelling Session.

 

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A) Storytellings

 

Each storytelling would go for up-to-10 minutes 

and would be immediately followed by up-to-10-

minutes of appreciative discussion about the

story and the way it had been told, and possibly

some role-play with story characters.

 

The role-playing may involve session participants

(imaginatively, and very respectfully) speaking to

and as characters in the story that has just been

told.  We do this to further immerse ourselves in

the stories.  This activity often leads to interesting

discoveries about the stories, and our reactions

to them.

 

Storytellers (144)

(Some are also Session Leaders.)

In alphabetical order --

 

Akanksha Thakore (Chennai).

Alette Willis (Scotland).

Allison Quaid (Germany).

Alma Dhingra (Gurugram, also known as Gurgaon).

Ambujavalli N. (Chennai).

Amy Oestreicher (Connecticut, USA).

Anamika Bhati (Singapore).

Angela Halvorsen Bogo (Norway).

Apoorva Dheekaw (New Delhi).

Bandan Preet Mahajan (New Delhi).

Banu H. (Chennai).

Barry Stewart Mann (Georgia, USA).

(Baya) Beatrice Salmon-Hawk (Ireland).

Bruce Kirchoff (North Carolina, USA).

Carrie Sue Ayvar (Florida, USA).

Connie Regan-Blake (North Carolina, USA).

David Heathfield (England).

Debarati Banerjee (Hyderabad).

Debjani Bhaduri (Chennai).

Denise McCormack (New Jersey, USA).

Devina Rijhwani (Mumbai).

Dimple Tahilramani (Pune).

Divya Anand (Chennai). 

Divya N. (Chennai). 

Donna Dudinsky (Canada).

Ed Lewis (California, USA).

Elisa Pearmain (Boston, USA).

Eva Abram (Washington, USA).

Eva Grayzel (New York, USA).

Faye Mogensen (Canada).

Geetha Subramanian (Coimbatore).

Geethanjali Javed (Chennai).

Geetanjali Shetty Kaul (Mumbai).

Giorgiana Elena Popan (Romania). 

Howard Lieberman (Minnesota, USA).

Indu Divya (Chennai).

Jangid Pushkar (New Delhi).

Jasmine Carvalho (Canada).

Jaya Singh (Jaipur).

Jeff Gere (Hawaii, USA).

Jennifer Ramsay (Spain).

John Richardson (California, USA).

Judith Heineman (New York, USA).

Judy England-McCarthy (New Jersey, USA).

Juliet Bruce (New York, USA).

June Brown (Canada).

Jyoti Arya (Chennai).    

Jyoti Pande (Bhopal).

Karen Golden (California, USA).

Karen Gummo (Canada).

Katherine Barron (North Carolina, USA).

Kevin Cordi (Ohio, USA).

Kushboo Chokhani (Jaipur).    

Lani Peterson (Massachusetts, USA).

Latha Vydianathan (Hyderabad).

Lavanya Prasad (Bangalore).

Lavanya Srinivas (Chennai).

Laura Simms (New York, USA).

Leena Kulkarni (Pune).

Lopamudra Mohanty (Mumbai).

Lynn Torrie (Canada).

C. Mangalam Senthil (Coimbatore).

Mani Nachiappan (Chennai).

Manisha Bhise (Mumbai).

Maricris Basto (Philippines).

Marijana Mrvos (Croatia).

Mary Kuttikadan (Mumbai).

Mary Louise Chown (Canada).

Mashuda Muthi (Chennai).

Meenu S. (Bangalore).

Meera Venkatesan (Bangalore).

Meher Gehi (Mumbai).

Nagarajan S. (Chennai).

Nageswara Rao (Chennai).

Nancy Jacobs (California, USA).

Nandita Sankaran (Bangalore).

Nidhi Bagaria (Mumbai).

Nilgün Yalay (New Zealand).

Norah Dooley (Massachusetts, USA).

Padma Jairam (Chennai).

Mee. Pandiarajan (Chennai).

Pankhuri Agrawal (Raipur).

Parul Kansara (Hyderabad).

Parvathy Eswaran (Bangalore).

Paula Martin (Argentina).

Poonam Joshy (Bangalore).

Prakrati Agrawal (Bangalore).

Pratibha Ashtaputre (Bhilai, Chhattisgarh).

H. M. Prathiba (Chennai).

Pretigaya Haran (Chennai).        

Priya Palanikumar (Chennai).

Rachael Harrington (New York, USA).

Rachna Chowla(Mumbai).

Radha Balaraman (Chennai).

Ramya Iyer (Bangalore).

Ramya Srinidhi (Bangalore).

Ranjani Pandian (Chennai).

Renu Mira (Chennai),

Renu Narayan (Chennai).

Richard Swanson (Michigan, USA).

Rinah Sheleff (Israel).

Rona Barbour (Scotland).

Rona Leventhal (Massachusetts, USA).

Roopa Mohan (California, USA).

Sahil Raina (Mumbai).

Salome D. (Mumbai).

Sandhya Naren (Mangalore).

Sandhya Ruban (Chennai).

Sangitaa Sehgall (Visakhapatnam).

Sanjeev Kumar Singhal (Nepal).

Seema Wahi Mukherjee (New Delhi).

Selina Eisenberg (Canada).

Shan Shanmugasundaram (Chennai).

Sharada Ryali (Hyderabad).

Sharmilee Muralidharan (Chennai).

Shital Ravi (Mumbai).

Shital Rayathatha (Chennai).

Shivani Dhillion (Chandigarh).

Shreya Biswas (Bangalore).

Shyama Shridharan (Chennai).

Sikha Gurung (Nepal).

Simran Nagwani (Mumbai).

Smita Rajan (Mumbai).

Sonia Bareja Punhani (New Delhi).

Sowmya Srinivasan (Bangalore).

Sreelekha R. (Chennai).

Sridevi Srinivasan (Chennai).

Srividya Veeraraghavan (Chennai).

Sristi Sengupta (Kolkata).

Steve Daut (Michigan, USA).

Sudha Umashanker (Chennai).

Sue Hodson (South Africa).

Surbhi Sarna (Bhubaneswar).

Thenmozhi S (Chennai).

Tracy Sue Walker (Georgia, USA).

Uma Jairam Iyer (Chennai).

Vaishali Raithatha (England).   

Valentina Ortiz Pandolfi (Mexico).

Vasugi Ram Manohar (Chennai).

Vernyce Dannells (Delaware, USA).

Vignesh Raja (Chennai).

Vithya Dhanaraj (Chennai).

Wangari Grace (Kenya).

Xina Mercken (Amsterdam).

Zarin Maraikayar (Chennai).

 

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B) Workshops relating to

Storytelling and Healing (29)

 

Duration of all Workshops: 85 minutes.

 

The following times are given in India time

and in the Presenter's time.

For the times in other time-zones, please see

https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com

 

1

"The Transformational Magic of Play,

Creativity, and Ritual in Storytelling."

Play, ritual, and creativity can increase the

magic of storytelling.  Come help ignite the

magic at the start of the Festival.  Creating

a connected, expanded, playful space, allows

spirit to live in us, so that stories touch, heal,

strengthen, or renew.  We will play with various

elements.  Please bring to the session as

many of these as you can:  1) A candle, or a

packet of birthday candles.  2) A box of matches.

3) A small cake or muffin.  4) A flower.  5) Water.

6) Ice.

Angela Halvorsen Bogo (Oslo, Norway).

Starting at

6:30pm on Sat 6th Feb (India time).

2:00pm on Sat 6th Feb (Norway time).

 

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"Exploring Stories through Process

Drama and Restorative Justice."

Barry Stewart Mann (Georgia, USA).

Starting at

8:30am on Sun 7th Feb (India time).

10:00pm on Sat 6th Feb (Georgia, USA time).

 

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"Group Improvised Storytelling."

This workshop is about telling improvised

group stories.  All storytelling depends on

a strong narrative.  When we tell group

improvised stories, the narrative element

supports us and provides a framework

through which we can connect around a

common theme.  This workshop introduces

group improvisational storytelling and explores

group-mind through hands-on activities and

side-coaching.  We will study a bit about

classic story structure, then dive right into

telling stories in breakout rooms.

Bruce Kirchoff and Katherine Barron (North Carolina, USA).

Starting at

6:30am on Sun 21st Feb (India time).

8:00pm on Sat 20th Feb (North Carolina, USA time).

 

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"Creative Storytelling for Resilience,

Empathy, and Change."

David Heathfield (England).

Starting at

7:30pm on Sat 27th Feb (India time).

2:00pm on Sat 27th Feb (England time).

 

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Workshop: "Narrative Therapy: The smallest

of actions that set off people’s preferred stories’"

In this workshop David Newman will speak

about some of the forces that can serve to

dishonour, dismiss or obscure such action.

He will then share some options for honouring

such actions and ways to build preferred

storylines.

     As Michael White, one of the originators

of Narrative Therapy, said when referring to

what people and communities do in the face

of trauma, "People are never passive recipients

to trauma.  People are always responding to

what they have been put through."  Yet there

are many ways action and responses people

make to address trauma in their lives can get

dishonoured, dismissed or obscured and

therefore potential preferred storylines lost.

David Newman (Sydney, Australia),

Starting at

10:00am on Sun 7th Feb (India time).

3:30pm on Sun 7th Feb (Sydney, Australia time).

 

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"Understanding Archetypal Elements as

a Tool for Reflecting on One's Life Story,"

Denise McCormack (New Jersey, USA),

Starting at

5:30am on Sun 28th Feb (India time).

7:00pm on Sat 27th Feb (New Jersey, USA time).

 

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"Forgiveness: Telling Our Stories in

Healthier Ways,"

Elisa Pearmain (Massachusetts, USA),

Starting at

7:30pm on Sun 21st Feb (India time).

9:00am on Sun 21st Feb (Mass, USA time).

 

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"Create Your Own Fantasy Healing-story,"

Eric Miller (Chennai),

Starting at

12:30am on Sun 28th Feb (India time).

 

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"Organic Storytelling: Movement Efforts 

and Storytelling for Self-awareness and

Personal Growth."

This workshop includes a type of enacting that

Gail calls "Organic Storytelling with Movement

Energy Efforts."  Gail (a storyteller and educator)

will introduce a way to look at human energy and

will share her experiences with students.  Jean

(a psychologist and educator) will share some of

her own findings about the importance of enacting

both with clients and with herself.  Their belief is

that “trying on” different voices, characters,

postures, and movement actions gives students

and adults more familiarity with options — more

ways to communicate and work with people in

various situations.  Storytelling is healthy and can

lead to personal growth as well as creative

experiences.

Gail Herman and Jean Pao Wilson (Massachusetts, USA),

Starting at

12:00am on Sun 14th Feb (India time).

1:30pm on Sat 13th Feb (Mass, USA time).

 

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"Ways to Give Senses of Completion, Closure,

Wholeness, and Peace When Ending Stories

and Storytellings."

Discover ways satisfying endings of stories

work on the psyche, and have the power to

heal the listener as well as the teller.  This

Workshop would provide a toolkit for aligning

head, heart, and body, and through story

endings; and for leaving one's listeners

feeling warm and floating, that euphoric

feeling one gets after reading a good book.

Geetanjali Shetty Kaul (Mumbai).

Starting at

3:30pm on Sun 28th Feb (India time).

 

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"Developing a 'Narrative Mindset': When You

Think Story, Story Happens and Matters." 

Dr. Kevin Cordi shares how we may be "wired 

for stories" (Cron, 2012) but if we don’t know

how to use the wiring, we can't be charged-up

for stories.  Drawing on Carol Dweck's idea of

growth and fixed mindset (2007), learn how to

use story to make meaning, whether you are

on the public stage or simply engaging in the

day.  Discover what happens when we think

and act "in story."  This work builds an aware-

ness of how adopting a "narrative mindset"

(Cordi, 2018) can change the way you act,

react, think, and move with story as your guide. 

Participants will be equipped with how to re-think

using narrative-based reframing and other

strategies.  They will walk away valuing not

only how a story is told, but also how it can be

used, and can be used to make meaning.

Kevin Cordi (Ohio, USA),

Starting at

3:00am on Sun 14th Feb (India time).

4:30pm on Sat 13th Feb (Ohio, USA time).

 

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"Storytelling for Connection, Insight,

and Transformation."

The stories we live and hear influence

the paths we choose to walk and the

meaning we make of the road we are on. 

Some of our defining stories become

sustaining stories, providing the perspective,

clarity, and courage to carry us where we

want to go.  Others become constraining

stories, filled with messages that keep us

paralyzed, anxious, and stuck.  Through

discussion and theory integrated through

experiential activities, we will explore some

of the healing story ideas and tools to help

us recognize, understand, and shift

constraining  stories to become fuller 

sustaining stories that empower us to

create the story we want to live.

Lani Peterson (Massachusetts, USA),

Starting at

9:00pm on Sat 13th Feb (India time).

10:30am on Sat 13th Feb (Mass, USA time).

 

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"The Medicine Inside the Spoken Image."

In this workshop we would explore ways a

story can prepare us for healing ourselves,

for being in our being, and for restoring our 

connection to the earth, to nature, to each

other, and to the spirit that informs the heart.

Laura Simms (New York, USA),

Starting at

10:30pm on Sat 13th Feb (India time).

12 Noon on Sat 13th Feb (NY, USA time).

 

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"Storytelling for Helping Adults to

Develop Emotional Intelligence"

(for people who work with adults),

Lavanya Srinivas (Chennai)

Starting at

3:00pm on Sun 21st Feb (India time).

 

15

"Story in Psychodrama, and in other

Aspects of Expressive Arts Therapy,"

Magdalene Jeyarathnam (Chennai),

Starting at

8:30pm on Sat 20th Feb (India time).

 

16

"Storytelling for Helping Children

to Develop Emotional Intelligence"

(for people who work with children),

Mashuda Muthi (Chennai).

Starting at

9:30am on Sun 14th Feb (India time).

 

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"The Power of Telling: High School Students

Grow and Heal While Telling Their Stories"

(especially for adults who work with high

school students, or who would like to do so).

Norah Dooley (Massachusetts, USA),

Starting at

9:30pm on Sat 6th Feb (India time).

11:00am on Sat 6th Feb (Mass, USA time).

 

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"Storytelling and Conversations about Death

and Grief."

In many societies, death is a taboo subject. 

Yet death is very much part of our lives and

doesn’t always have to be negative and morbid. 

What better way than to use storytelling to

bypass this taboo and allow some of our feelings

and thoughts about death to come to the surface?

In this workshop Rebecca, who is also a Reiki

and meditation practitioner and teacher,

endeavours to create a safe space during

which she tells traditional stories about death

and grief (sometimes lighthearted, sometimes

humorous, and sometimes emotional), and

facilitates short meditations, activities, and

conversations around the stories. Come along

with an open mind and heart, and see what

comes up.  You are welcome to attend even

if you don’t wish to speak.  You might want to

bring pencils and paper if you wish to draw or

paint as a response.

Rebecca Lemaire (Spain).

Starting at

11:30pm on Sat 20th Feb (India time).

7:00pm on Sat 20th Feb (Spain time).

 

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"The 7 Powers of Story Intelligence."

In this interactive workshop, Richard Stone

will introduce you to Story Intelligence (SQ).

By mastering your SQ, you’ll amplify and

unleash every aspect of your intelligence,

including your IQ and EQ, and build a more

durable source of meaning and personal

fulfillment.  The workshop will introduce you

to ways to use your Story Intelligence to:

• Live with greater efficacy.

• Become a more powerful communicator.

• Solve difficult life challenges.

• Transform your workplace and community.

• Heal old wounds and change dysfunctional beliefs.

• Craft a more desirable future.

Rick Stone (Georgia, USA).

Starting at

2:00am on Sun 28th Feb (India time).

3:30pm on Sat 27th Feb (NY, USA time).

 

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"Create a Healing Fairy Tale."

Creating your own healing fairy tale

is a magical experience.  It can put

you in touch with your fairy godmother

whose wise words can soothe old pain

and turn them into insight, compassion,

and empowering beliefs.  Creating a tale

is easier than you might imagine.  In this

workshop, you'll receive a guide for writing

a healing tale and you'll start writing your

own.  No experience is needed.  Examples 

of healing fairy tales are at

www.healingfairytales.com .

Allison Quaid (Germany).

Starting at

7:30pm on Sat 13th Feb (India time).

3:00pm on Sat 13th Feb (Germany time).

 

21

"Designing Storytelling for Healing."

Shan Shanmugasundaram (Chennai).

Starting at

10:00am on Sun 28th Feb (India time).

 

22

"Storytelling to Move Inwards: Using Body,

Mind, and Emotions,"

Smita Rajan (Mumbai),

Starting at

1:30pm on Sun 7th Feb (India time).

 

23

"Mindfulness and Storytelling."

* Are you just a Storyteller, or are you also a

Story Catcher?

* Do you just tell Stories, or do you also have

a knack to listen?

* Are you Mind Full or Mindful?

Humans are the creators and consumers of stories.

While Storytelling, we are being present with ourselves

and our isteners.  And in a Mindful setting, storytelling

helps people to connect with their intuition.

Come be a part of our unique workshop, designed to

bring Mindfulness into the Art of Storytelling through

informal and formal practices. 

Sonia Bareja Punhani (New Delhi).

Starting at

Noon on Sun 14th Feb (India time).

 

24

"Building Connection and Empathy through

Storytelling."

Storytelling is, at its most basic, an act of

connection.  We connect not only through

our words, but through our relationship to

the stories we tell, and the emotional energy

we bring to them stories.  In this workshop,

you will participate in exercises to explore

stories of connection and to expand your

emotional openness in a group.  We will

also explore ways to make difficult stories

safe through the use of humor.

Steve Daut (Michigan, USA).

Starting at

3:00am on Sun 21st Feb (India time).

4:30pm on Sat 20th Feb (Michigan, USA time).

 

25

"Using Therapeutic Stories with Children,

Teenagers, and Adults."

In this Workshop, we will explore the potential

of the genre of therapeutic stories …

stories to soothe, help, motivate, give hope, and

build resilience (with children, teens, and adults).

A range of examples of therapeutic stories for 

people of different ages will be shared, a therapeutic

story-writing framework will be introduced, and

participants will be guided through a story-making

exercise.  There will also be time for discussion.

Susan Perrow (near Sydney, Australia).

Starting at

4:30am on Sun 7th Feb (India time).

10:00am on Sun 7th Feb (Sydney, Australia time).

 

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"Parallel Narratives: Using Metaphor and

Magic to Transform Life Stories,"

Trish Denton (Vermont, USA)

Starting at

9:00pm on Sat 27th Feb (India time).

10:30am on Sat 27th Feb (Vermont, USA time).

 

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" 'Ko Au, Ko Koe' ('I Am, You Are')."

This is an identity and forgiveness workshop

that encourages the storyteller to look within

and understand how we relate to others.

We use Storytelling to navigate the pathway

to forgiveness, and ultimately, healing.

I draw upon Storytelling tools (terminology,

customs, rhythm, movement) from my

Moana Pacific ancestry to guide us.

Tuaratini (New Zealand),

Starting at

11:30am on Sun 21st Feb (India time).

7:00pm on Sun 21st Feb (New Zealand time).

 

28

"A Kenyan Interactive Approach to Storytelling."

Wangari Grace (Kenya).

Starting at

7:00pm on Sat 20th Feb (India time).

4:30pm on Sat 20th Feb (Kenya time).

 

29

"The Story Within: Myth and Fairy Tale in Therapy,"

This workshop introduces participants to

"The Story Within: Myth and Fairy Tale in Therapy,"

an arts based therapeutic approach that involves

a creative and reflective relationship with a character

and story.  Yehudit Silverman (MA, R-DMT, RDT)

developed this approach out of her 25 years of

clinical practice and teaching it to graduate students

at Concordia University where she was Chair and

Professor in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies.

She will lead participants through a series of reflective

and creative exercises.

Yehudit Silverman (Montreal, Canada),

Starting at

8:00pm on Sat 6th Feb (India time).

9:30am on Sat 6th Feb (Montreal, Canada time).

 

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C) Healing Story Circles (2).

 

The session leaders would say some opening

words and then participants could tell related

personal-experience stories and other stories.

 

1) Led by Ramya Iyer (Bangalore).

Starting at

5:00pm on Sun 7th Feb (India time)

(Duration: 85 minutes).

 

2) Led by leaders of the

Indian Storytellers Healing Network --

a) Geetanjali Shetty Kaul (Mumbai).

b) Jyoti Pande (Bhopal).

c) Poonam Joshy (Bangalore).

d) Sangitaa Sehgall (New Delhi).

e) Sowmya Srinivasan (Bangalore).

Starting at

5:00pm on Sun 21st Feb (India time).

(Duration: 85 minutes).

 

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D) Storytelling and Resonations Sessions (4).

 

In these sessions, the session leader would tell a story,

and then all could share "resonations" -- thoughts,

feelings, and experiences raised by the telling of the

story.

 

1) (Baya) Beatrice Salmon-Hawk: "Inanna."

Starting at

1:00am on Sun 7th Feb (India time).

7:30pm on Sat 6th Feb (Ireland time).

(Duration: 55 minutes).

 

2) Juliet Bruce: "Firebird."

Juliet writes:

The old stories live on in our modern lives. As our

world begins to emerge from a traumatic time, we

will be left with over a third of the population afflicted

with post-traumatic depression, anxiety, and despair.

The famous Russian folktale, “The Firebird,” with Its

vivid images, stark drama, and guidance from an

avatar of the healing imagination, has helped many

of my clients and their healers re-ignite resiliency

and courage to take life-affirming action.

Starting at

10:00pm on Sat 20th Feb (India time).

11:30am on Sat 20th Feb (New York, USA time).

(Duration: 85 minutes).

 

3) Laura Simms: "The Demon in the Tower."

Starting at

10:30pm on Sat 27th Feb (India time).

12 Noon on Sat 27th Feb (New York, USA time).

(Duration: 115 minutes).

 

4) Nilgün Yalay: "The Seal Woman"

(a folktale in Women Who Run with the Wolves).

Starting at

6:30am on Sun 14th Feb (India time).

2:00pm on Sun 14th Feb (New Zealand time).

(Duration: 55 minutes).

 

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E) Storytelling and Discussion sessions (2).

 

1) "The Earth Stories Collection"

project would be described, and some of the

stories in the collection would be told.

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The Earth Stories Collection: How to Make

Another World Possible with Myths, Legends

and Traditional Stories.

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The Earth Stories Collection is a global project

involving of a repository of myths, legends,

fables, and folktales from cultures around the

planet.  The project features education, advocacy,

andacti vism relating to supporting and nurturing 

the environment.

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The session would be led by

a) Donald Smith (Scotland).

b) Grian Culanda (Spain).

c) Jennifer Ramsay (Spain).

d) Alette Willis (Scotland).

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Starting at

1:30am on Sun 14th Feb (India time).

8:00pm on Sat 13th Feb (Scotland time).

9:00pm on Sat 13th Feb (Spain time).

(Duration: 55 minutes).

 

2) "Storytelling and Healing in the Time of Covid"

Shreya Biswas and Katharangam team members

(Bangalore / Kolkata).

Starting at

2:30pm on Sun 28th Feb (India time).

(Duration: 25 minutes).

 

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F) Dream-sharing and Discussion

Sessions (4).

Starting at

4:30pm on Sun 7th Feb (India time).  (25 minutes.)

4:30pm on Sun 14th Feb (India time).  (115 minutes.)

6:30pm on Sat 20th Feb (India time).  (25 minutes.)

6:30pm on Sat 27th Feb (India time).  (55 minutes.)

 

Attendees would be invited to tell dreams

they have had.  Some dreams might be

enacted.

 

One topic of discussion would be:

"In what ways could telling stories -- including

dreams -- assist, stimulate, and support healing

processes?"

 

These sessions would be faciliated by Eric Miller.

 

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G) Interactive Talk.

Alida Gersie (a long-time leader of the field

of Drama Therapy) speaks about

"Ways Grandmother Stories Could be Used

Therapeutically."

Starting at

6:30pm on Sat 13th Feb (India time).

1:00pm on Sat 13th Feb (England time).

(Duration: 55 minutes).

 

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H) Tamil Storytelling Session.

3:00pm to 5:45pm on Sat 20th Feb (India time).

Facilitated by Sudha Umashankar, 98402 47624.

The Flyer is here.

The Storytellers are listed here.

 

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I) Telugu Storytelling Session.

3:00pm to 5:30pm on Sat 13th Feb (India time).

Facilitated by Lavanya Srinivas, 98844 72301.

The Flyer is here.

The Storytellers are listed here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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