"Become aware what is in you. Announce it, pronounce it, produce it and give birth to it." - Meister Eckhart

11 July 2010

So, first question: What is a healing story?

How would you define a 'healing story'? Does it have something to do with the nature of the story or the telling? or both? What is the relationship between a story and health?

I invite you to share your experiences and thoughts on the subject.

Thanks!
Welcome to Healing Words where storytelling is a pathway to peace and well-being. I believe in the power of story to heal and transform.

As a therapeutic storyteller, I have combined my counselling, teaching and storytelling experience and skills under one umbrella. Whether I'm telling stories to school children, advising teachers in their professional development or facilitating peace education classes, I see myself primarily as a storyteller. I share stories with others, encourage others to share their stories, and listen with an open mind and heart. Throughout my work, I see story as central to my interactions with others.

So, what is a healing story? I created this blog to provide a space to discuss and debate that question. I hope that you will become involved in this discussion and share your thoughts with me. Give me feedback. Share stories, reflections and resources.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Michael

Testimonials

"We have received only very positive reports of your workshop, and must thank you for being so flexible and responsive both before and in the course of implementing the workshop. It has been lovely to work with you. . . . We are hopeful this project will give rise to future storytelling endeavours, and would be very happy to work with you again if the opportunity arises!" Muireann Crowley, At Home in Scotland, University of Edinburgh, May 2014 ("Storytelling, Research and Public Engagement" workshop)

Michael Williams is a a storyteller of compelling skill. He is also a fine human being who engages in all situations and draws people into the warmth of communication and shared experience." Donald Smith, Director, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Scotland

"Michael's understanding of storytelling within a leadership and business context has helped us provide a great service in helping leaders determine their personal and organisational destiny and legacy. Working with Michael is inspiring and fun; and pulls you to be fully engaged from start to finish." Norton Bertram-Smith, Managing Director and Leadership Consultant for On Purpose.

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