Experience psychodrama for trauma-related material, focused on cultural identities and contexts.
16th Annual Power of Words Conference 2019: Transformation, Liberation, and Celebration Through the Spoken, Written, and Sung Word
Transformative Language Arts Network presents the 16th Annual Power of Words Conference, September 26-29, 2019, at Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Find your voice with workshops, performances, talking circles, celebration, and more, featuring writers, storytellers, performers, musicians, community leaders, activists, educators, and health professionals.
The conference, founded in 2003, features workshops in four tracks: narrative medicine, social change, right livelihood (and making a living through the arts), ecological literacy, and engaged spirituality.
In this workshop, stories are written and told “off the page”, using the whole body, mind, and soul, in movement, words, gesture, vocal sounds, and imagination. Creating community and witnessing each other’s stories serves as catalyst for our own storyfinding.
Together we will practice ways of embodied, active storytelling that embrace the gifts and strengths of your unique voice, life experiences, and spontaneous expression. Be in a space of community in which each story is given and received with support and encouragement.
As spring leads into summer, buds emerge and flowers bloom, anticipating the coming warmth and season of ripening.
This afternoon immersion is for those of us committed to exploring, restoring, and recovering our sense of inner calm and compassion, in the midst of a stressful world. We will define what trauma is, and observe how our bodies may have adapted to survive the particular circumstances of our lives. Our time together will support our conscious transition from conditioned states of stress response to a state of interconnected feeling and knowing. With deepening practice, these habits of listening, full presence, and sensory engagement with self and the environment, begin to permeate our everyday lives.
What new growth might emerge in your relationships, your health, and your contributions to community from this state of awareness? Come explore with us.
Our experience is inspired by the alchemy of art and nature and supported by practice of The Four Gifts and Five Qualities of InVisioning & Renewal.