Storytelling from Life

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20-243 Storytelling from Life 2
Sun 14Nov

How Our Reality Is Created By The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Facilitator: Adam Fotheringham

A one-day workshop looking at the way we shape our experience through the stories we tell ourselves and others. We will be sharing stories from our lives, and considering how we arrived at these versions of events. We will be asking questions like: Why am I telling myself this story? What kind of reality do my stories invoke? How does this story serve me, and is there another story I could be telling that might serve me better?

Event time: Sun 14th Nov 2021 at 9:30am - Sun 14th Nov 2021 at 4:00pm

At a glance

  • Explore your life experience through story
  • Sharing key stories from life and creating new narratives for ourselves
  • Creative, playful, deep

What will participants gain?

  • Insight into our story-making nature as human beings
  • Reflection on your own life and experience by looking at the stories you are ‘living out’
  • Lightly and playfully creating new stories

“Stories surround us. We can never escape their influence. Our own life is a story in the making and with every deed and decision we continue the telling of it.” Horst Kornberger

This workshop is an exploration into the simple premise that we are story-making beings, and that our life experience is dictated not so much by what happens in life but what we make it mean. Are you a story-maker who tends to weave your life-narratives around opportunity, the gift in every crisis, and an ultimately benign universe? Or are your stories more about the lessons of suffering, learning to bear the unbearable, and the nobility of stoicism? Whatever your outlook (and it will be different for each of you), we will creatively and lightly explore our internal storytelling, learning much about ourselves and each other in the process.

“Unaware that our stories are stories, we experience them as the world.” David Loy

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£95 Day Rate


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Practical Information

Please bring a notebook and something to write with, and comfortable clothes that you can move around in.

Price includes delicious two-course lunch, and refreshments.

Adam Fotheringham

Adam is a Stroud-based actor, theatre director, teacher and coach. He is a founder-member of several theatre companies, and his most recent theatre work has been as an Associate Director with the Year Out Drama Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon. He has directed over 80 productions in professional and educational settings,. Since 2016 he has created and runs a confidence and self-expression programme called Be Seen, Be Heard, and has joined Olivier Mythodrama as an Affiliate/Coach, offering leadership development internationally using myth and the wisdom of Shakespeare and archetypes. All Adam’s work is now mainly focused on three things: personal transformation, the power of story, coaching.

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"Brilliant - one of the best things I have ever done!"

"Just really, really excellent. Held. Focused. Flexible. Responsive. Interesting. Fun."

"Adam is a highly skilled facilitator. He creates a space for exploration that feels both safe and challenging at the same time."