STORYTELLING is a powerful tool for connection, personal transformation, and social justice.
Through creative, energetic, collaborative storytelling workshops and showcases, youth and adults can discover the joy and power of telling their stories, finding healing, hope, connection, and a new understanding of themselves and the world.
"I won my first Moth Story Slam in 2016 with a story about being a risk-taker all my life, from breaking both arms riding horses as a kid, to chasing a drug high into back alleys and jail cells and almost into the morgue. People came up to me after the show to share their own stories about addiction and recovery. A new passion was ignited, to use the power of stories and storytelling to bring people together and strengthen communities in the process."
I’ve facilitated workshops with diverse people and organizations, including:
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery
Scituate Education Foundation
Depression-Bipolar Support Alliance of Boston
First Event National Transgender Conference
Families For Depression Awareness
The Multiple Pathways of Recovery Conference
Creative Outlets at Cape Cod Museum of Art
South Shore Peer Recovery
And many more...
I'm very grateful for my mentor and friend, Andrea Lovett, who taught me so much about storytelling, and who created and honed Recovery Storytelling with me. Please check out her amazing work at https://massmouth.ning.com/
Click on an image below to see an example of Recovery Storytelling
Recovery Storytelling combines the art form of personal narrative storytelling with the goals of recovery messaging and advocacy to help anyone impacted by substance use disorder, families, loved ones and allies, to create compelling, powerful stories with deep impact and universal appeal.
The workshop process combines recovery coaching techniques and performing arts in a unique blend for a learning experience that brings participants healing, hope, empowerment, and a deeper connection to a wider community. It allows people to bring their stories to life in a whole new way. It’s fun, creative, energetic, and collaborative.
The full in-person workshop is eight hours, but is also available as a six-hour virtual course! It is also frequently modified for other groups, as it embraces recovery in its broadest sense, including those in recovery from loss, mental health challenges, trauma, illness, and more.