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Seminar: Restorying Narratives for Personal and Social Transformation

Join us On Monday, 29 April from 11.00am - 13.00pm for an exploration into the power of storytelling in shaping our lives and connections. Drawing on environmental author Barry Lopez's insight that "everything is held together with stories," this talk reinforces the transformative potential of narratives. Based on his book Rewriting Our Stories: Education, Empowerment, and Well-being, Derek Gladwin delves into the practice of restorying our societal and personal narratives. Discover how narrative and storytelling not only help us understand ourselves, but also foster meaningful relationships with others. This interactive presentation will overview the importance of rewriting stories, provide some applications to practice during the presentation, and offer some newly developed insights relational storying that extend beyond the book. Welcoming educators, leaders, therapists, youth organizations, and health, wellness, and well-being professionals, as well as the general public, this event offers practical and positive tools for everyone.

Dr Derek Gladwin is an educator, consultant, and author of several books, including Contentious Terrains, Ecological Exile, and Rewriting Our Stories. He currently teaches in the Faculty of Education is the co-founder of the Systems Beings Lab at the University of British Columbia.

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