Storywheel Courses

In these courses I’ve developed and facilitate an experiential and creative process of working with stories, both our own, and folktales and myths from around the world, through which we become aware of the range of stories we tell ourselves, and how they affect everything we do, and don’t do.

When we see exactly what’s going on, the self sabotage loses its edge, we can choose not to follow the thoughts that trip us up and take us down, and finally see that we really do have choices we’ve never seen before. This process can begin to unstick us and lead us back to ourselves with a clarity and authenticity that can take our breath away.

This work has developed out of my thirty years of working with storytelling performance and creativity, and is also informed by The Three Principles ‘Inside Out’ understanding. I’ve spent my life exploring where reality and imagination meet, and the   Storywheel Courses are a culmination of this journey.

 

As well as the discounts beneath if you book the courses in multiples, I’m offering a very short lived exceptional introductory pricing. I want to give everyone the chance to experience what working with stories in this way can do to help you live a life where you can be more joyful and more fully yourself. If you book in the next two days (before the end of February) you can take off 20% from the pricing below. 

 

The following four 1-day courses can each be booked alone or together with others at  discounted rates:

 

The Storywheel: Dancing With Life

Saturday 30th March 2019

The Galleria, Pizza Margherita, Lancaster.

10am-4pm

 Everyday we have the opportunities to dance with life, or fight it. In this workshop we’ll work with the Scandinavian folktale “East O’the Sun, West O’the Moon” to uncover how the stories we tell help us to dance or encourage us to fight, and most importantly, how we can learn to dance more often.

“We live in story like a fish lives in water.” – Christina Baldwin

“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” – Muriel Rukeyser

We’re constantly creating stories that we then live out, but when we begin to realise that there’s a deeper part of ourselves, telling an entirely different kind of story to the ones often careering around our minds, we can begin to see a new way of looking at our lives and the choices we make.

This day will be full of stories. We’ll explore our lives and our thinking in relation to these stories, discovering the part that they really play in our lives.

To book onto this course please use this link: https://bit.ly/2TRrXhE

Cost: £65.00 per day / £100 for 2 courses, if booked together / £135 for 3 courses, if booked together / £160 for all 4 courses, if booked together.

The Storywheel: Breaking Through Money Blocks

Saturday 27th April 2019

The Galleria, Pizza Margherita, Lancaster.

10am-4pm

Full day workshop

Many of us have a complicated relationship with money. If you’ve ever wondered why, despite your grasp on other areas of life, you don’t seem able to deal with money easily and calmly, would you like to understand why? And would you like to discover that this relationship could look very different?

The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Money

We tell ourselves stories about everything, often subconsciously.  Until you find a way to see with clarity the stories you are telling yourself about money and your relationship to it (and believe me these can be cleverly hidden from view), any amount of budgeting and planning won’t get you all the way to where you want to go, because if the subconscious is involved, the subconscious always wins, unless you know how to talk to it.

We will:

  • Begin to unearth some of the stories we tell ourselves about money and our relationship to money, and see them clearly, maybe for the first time.
  • Examine, play with and challenge these stories, recognising them for what they are (stories), not what we think they are (truth).
  • Explore the new possibilities that can open up like when these stories fall away, and leave with some actions to take (this is the straight talk) – and that’s when the magic begins, but you have to fight the dragons first!

Cost: £65.00 per day / £100 for 2 courses, if booked together / £135 for 3 courses, if booked together / £160 for all 4 courses, if booked together.

 

The Storywheel: Goddess Tales and The Wise Woman Inside 

Saturday 25th May 2019

The Galleria, Pizza Margherita, Lancaster.

10am-4pm

Full day workshop

The world is full of myths and stories of Goddesses and they come in all shapes and sizes just like we do.

We’ll dust off some of these stories and play with them. In the process we’ll place them alongside the hidden stories we tell ourselves and discover how they can ‘talk’ to each other, helping us find meaning in our own lives.

We’ll gain a clearer understanding of how we live our lives through story.

Once we see this we can begin to access an inner, natural wisdom that we often lose sight of but that’s never far away, just waiting for us to clear a path to the surface.

Cost: £65.00 per day / £100 for 2 courses, if booked together / £135 for 3 courses, if booked together / £160 for all 4 courses, if booked together.

 

The Storywheel: Unlocking Your Creativity

Saturday 29th June 2019

The Galleria, Pizza Margherita, Lancaster.

10am-4pm

Full day workshop

Do you want to write, paint, make, create, yet find yourself waiting for the muse or the right conditions before you can start? Or maybe you start but become discouraged quickly or even get knocked over completely when your inner critic  kicks in? Or are you a professional creative who feels blocked or worries about becoming blocked?

Would you like to be able to access your creativity consistently rather than feeling anxious and spending days NOT doing the work?

This experiential workshop will use stories and folktales as a starting point for exploring the creative process and your own creative practice.

My long experience as a professional writer/performer has taught me many lessons about the nature of our creativity and  the crushing effects that the stories we inadvertently tell ourselves about our own creativity or perceived lack of it can have on our work and practice (or lack of practice).

This course offers the opportunity to see these stories for the static that they are, and then to find a deeper space from where you can work with your creativity in a way that keeps you creating, productive and happy.

Cost: £65.00 per day / £100 for 2 courses, if booked together / £135 for 3 courses, if booked together / £160 for all 4 courses, if booked together.