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

24 July 2013

Action for M.E. Digital Storytelling Project gets underway

On Tuesday the first digital storytelling workshop for Action for M.E. got underway at the University of Islands and Highlands in Fort William. This half day workshop outlined the structure of the programme and encouraged participants to begin exploring the stories they will want to tell and create on video.

Thursday sees the second workshop getting underway in Edinburgh. These will be followed in August with a video-conferencing workshop where both groups can share their experiences with one another and a final set of workshops will take place at end of August. It is hoped that the videos will be finished in early September and ready for an upcoming public showing.

In the months to follow, participants will be encouraged to use their new-found skills to create a more ambitious video project and to encourage other members of M.E. support groups to become involved.

If you are someone with M.E. or similar illness or if you know of someone who is suffering or who has suffered this illness and want to know more about our project, please contact me.

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"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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