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Stories as Medicine: Using stories to reflect on our lives.


"Words can be strong medicine. Stories can touch our hearts and souls; they can point the way to healing and transformation.

Our own lives are stories that we write from day to day; they are journeys through the dark of the fairy tale woods.

The tales of previous travelers through the woods are passed down to us in the poetic, symbolic language of folklore and myth; where we step, someone has stepped before, and their stories can help light the way."  Terri Windling.

Myths, Folklore and Fairy tales can be particularly useful as they can be understood on two levels at once: the conscious and unconscious.

This is an experiential space.  The hope for the group experience is not to offer individual interpretation of stories  but  rather through the group ‘s discussion, meeting our reactions,  our connection to symbols,  imagery and association along the way, we  might enable each other to better understand ourselves, each other and some of the stories we live.

At the beginning of the session there will be a brief presentation thinking about:

- History of the Tale

- Common interpretations

- Symbolism in the tale and Archetypal Imagery.  

The group will then spend the majority of time sharing reflections, thoughts and associations to the story.  Thinking about how elements of it may fit or shed some light on our own lives.

VENUE: Zoom Platform

Next Session: Frau Holle, Saturday 6th March 2021

TIME: 10 am - 11:30 am.

Stories to be discussed include:

Cinderella; Saturday 24th  October 2020 10 am - 11:30 am
The Snow Queen: Saturday 21st Novemebr 2020 10 am - 11:30 am
Hansel and Gretel: Saturday 9th January 2021 10 am  - 11:30 am
Bluebeard: Saturday 6 th February 2021 10 am - 11:30 am
Frau Holle: Saturday 6th March 2021 10am - 11:30am

COST: £15.00 per session  

Call 07990 546964 or email [email protected]