Making Connections By

Sharing Our Stories

Bringing Communities Together Through Story Circles

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Making Connections By

Sharing Our Stories

Bringing Communities Together Through Story Circles

Citizen artists fostering inclusiveness
through community story circles

Story Circle Events

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Facilitator Training Coaching and Workshops

Training workshops are scheduled twice a year. No workshops are scheduled at this time. For individual coaching contact us at storyscopeproject@gmail.com | (480) 595-9292

Story Scope Project
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The mission of the Storyscope Project is twofold. We seek to:

  • Foster inclusiveness and cultivate connections and compassion by facilitating story circle events in public and private settings.
  • Extend training to others who are interested in the value of story circles.
Story Scope Project

The Storyscope Way

We engage communities in story circles to share life experiences, practice deep listening, feel a sense of belonging, and embody symmetry, wholeness, and equality.

 

Participants take turns telling brief personal stories on themes such as Journeys, Change, or Friendship. As we share, our collective story emerges – larger, richer, and more complex. Things we have in common, and real differences, are brought to light.

 

A story circle is a kaleidoscope of human experience – illuminating and ever-changing, with many dimensions, twists, and turns, each level adding to the whole.

 

A story circle is not performance, not debate, not therapy (although it can be healing). A story circle is a communal creative experience, using a time-honored, open-source format.

 

The Storyscope Project is a coalition of community-minded story circle facilitators. Each of us has experienced the power of personal stories through our work as storytellers, teachers, caregivers, ministers, poets, musicians, activists, and citizen artists. We work together to facilitate story circles and train facilitators so all people can express their unique stories, make connections, feel a sense of belonging, and participate in inclusive communities.

 

Story Scope Project

The Importance of Telling Our Stories

  • Stories come from our experiences and are a way of holding a memory
  • Stories teach us something
  • Stories allow us to share identity and culture with others
  • Stories operate as sites of resistance and change

The Importance of Listening

  • Shift the light onto others, allow people to share their powerful stories
  • We work toward listening to a story rather than hearing it
  • Engage each story through deep listening and minimal responses
  • Listening with focus, intent, and effort