Healing Through Narrative
A Trauma-Informed Storytelling Introductory Workshop
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Location: 4919 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205
Join us for an introductory workshop where you’ll discover the transformative power of storytelling to connect with others and claim your own narrative. This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to explore storytelling in a low-stakes, supportive environment that does not delve into traumatic stories.
Led by an experienced facilitator from Charlotte Storytellers and supported by a therapist from Brave Step’s network (see bios below), this interactive, 3-hour workshop will provide a safe and welcoming space for you to learn about the elements of storytelling. The workshop will take place in the same cozy space as Courageous Corner, our peer support group.
What to Expect
During the workshop, you’ll be given generic prompts to help draw out your stories, focusing on wholesome or lighthearted topics. Our facilitators will guide you on a journey to learn:
- How to identify the key elements of your story and craft it into a powerful narrative that reflects your unique experience and perspective.
- How to share your story in a way that is empowering, authentic, and respectful of your own boundaries and needs.
- How to know when you are ready to share your survivor story.
By the end of the workshop, you’ll leave with a deeper understanding of the storytelling process. Storytelling is a powerful tool for healing, connection, and empowerment, and this workshop is the perfect way to learn more about it. Whether you’ve always been interested in sharing your survivor story, or you’re simply curious about the art of storytelling, this workshop is for you. Join us and discover the joy and power of storytelling!
This workshop has the potential to launch a series of workshops designed to support individuals who are ready to craft and share their survivor story, depending on the level of interest.
About the Facilitators
Carla Eastis, PhD, is an experienced classroom teacher and storytelling coach. Professionally, she works with students transitioning to university life. Her personal passion is helping others find their voice through the medium of first-person narrative stories.
Jennifer Roach, LCMHCS
Within each of us there is an inner wisdom, a guiding compass. Difficult life experiences or traumatic events can disconnect us from our inner knowing, our true selves. My expertise as a therapist is in guiding my clients to acknowledge, move through and release their pain from the past and reconnect with their authentic selves.