When is the last time you were told a story?

Old stories are not only fun to listen to, they can also help us reflect deeply on treasures and obstacles in our own minds and lives.

We Are Leaving Our Time Now - join us from your own home

(Suitable for 16+. Please note story recordings will be shared for the whole family to enjoy.)

 

Restarting from Tuesday 22nd September, fortnighly

(future dates: 6th & 20th October, 3rd & 17th November, 1st December)

 

19.30 - 21.00 (GMT) via the free Zoom app

Access

 

Donations are invited if you are able to. Suggested donation £5 - £10 or whatever you can afford. If possible, please make a note on your donation that it is for storytelling. Click here to see how you can donate.

Technology

We will connect online via the Zoom app which is free to download here (you only need the free version).

 

Once you have downloaded Zoom onto your device (phone, tablet, laptop or computer) please email me for a secure link and password to the session. Click on that link to join us on the screen. Please ensure your speakers are on, your phone is not on silent, the volume on your device is up, or you plug your headphones in.
 

What will these evening sessions look like?

Please join us from your sofa, fireside, in your bed, in your pyjamas, however you like! Please do be aware that if your web camera is on, we can see you! Bring a cuppa, your knitting, your whittling or a night cap for 1.5 hours of being present with the story of the week. It could be an unusual fairy tale, a story from anywhere in the world, or something familiar (which you may not have heard since you were a child).

 

Stories can help us to visit a different time and a different place, whilst exploring the meaning of the story for the present time and place.

The sessions are aimed at adults. We will record the story element, which we will share as a wider resource you can use during your time of isolation. Perhaps tell it to your children and friends, or share the recording. To receive recordings, please ensure you are on my mailing list (subscribe via the contact page).

Session outline:

19.15 Zoom room open, arrivals

19.30 Introduction, including the main Zoom technology points that are useful to know about

19.35 Checking in with eachother - who is here? How is everyone?

19.40 Listening meditation

19.45 The story

20.15 Movement / comfort break

20.20 Guided reflection (you may wish to write things down)

20.30 Sharing

20.50 Conclusion & goodbyes

21.00 FINISH


 

How to join?
Once you have downloaded the Zoom app, to join the call please contact Karin for the Zoom link.

 

THE ART OF STORYTELLING

Inspired by master storytellers such as Martin Shaw, Clarissa Pinkola Estés and Robert Bly, Karin and Lee increasingly uses the power of stories and myths to help people explore deeper levels of consciousness and meaning.

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