Transformational Storytelling has two missions: to help transform the world through stories, and to help storytellers become transformational storytellers.
We work with individuals, groups, and communities around the world promoting the growth of spirit that comes from living with an open heart. We do not promote a particular tradition or ideology – our fundamental assumption is that we must truly appreciate the richness of our differences and the joy of our commonality to lead a full life.
Our main program – a two-year program that teaches the art and craft of Transformational Storytelling – resumes this fall. Accredited by the National Storytelling Network, it was on hiatus during the first year of the pandemic. It returns now incorporating new insights gleaned from the deeper multicultural work of the Diving Deeply series and will provide an even richer experience through an extended faculty. A fuller description and announcement are forthcoming!
The Diving Deeply series invites participants to explore stories rich in metaphor and mystery, seeking meanings below the surface that often elude the listener. Participants will delve deeply into the stories, discovering in their images both surface meanings as well as deeper patterns; we will also consider alternative tellings and pathways, seeking there a key to our relationship with the unseen forces at work both in stories and in our lives. Look for more details in the Calendar and on the Diving Deeply page!
Welcoming the Other is a powerful, experiential workshop designed to empathically inspire participants to action. We have a number of Short Courses that are designed to hone your skills as a storyteller. And if you’re ready – consider individual mentoring with a spiritual direction. So – dig in!
Dancing with Death: Rebecca Lemaire and I are launching a new series bringing a deeper understanding of death and transformation. Through stories, small groups, and training, we will be working with those who encounter death through their family and community circles, as well as those who work with the dying. The program begins in July; please be in touch if you would like early word on this important new program.