Free Storyscope Facilitation Training - Sept. 25
The Storyscope Project Tempe was granted an award from the Tempe Community Council to help combat loneliness and isolation in our city for 2020. After a year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are ready to resume our facilitator training and community events.
A Storyscope event primarily consists of facilitated story circles--often three to four circles of six to eight people seated in each circle. Participants are asked to share a story from their lives that matches a simple theme chosen for the event beforehand, such as “home” or “change.” At the end of everyone’s story, people in the circle talk about recurring threads in the different stories, how the stories mirror each other, provide contrast to, or amplify certain sub-themes. Then, all the circles come into a larger group and discuss what their members experienced.
We have held Storyscope events virtually and in person for a variety of groups: students, seniors, social justice organizations, theatrical audiences, faith-based groups, and more. Storyscope participants often report experiencing a greater sense of belonging, compassion, and self-validation.
We encourage you, your employees and/or volunteers to register for this free and valuable training of combating isolation and loneliness in our community.
Registration is limited to 15 participants and public health protocols will be followed. Covid-19 vaccinations are required to attend.
For more information, email Rev. Linda M. Park-Fuller, Ph.D. at [email protected]
Place: Church of the Epiphany- Tempe (2222 S. Price Rd., Education Bldg.)
Date: September 25
Facilitating a Story Circle
The Flow of a Storyscope Story Circles Event
Prior to the Event: