Story as a Path of Transformation
Are you challenged by clients unwilling to question the truthfulness of their stories? What about your own self-stories? When people can step back from narratives that define them and begin to tell the uncensored truth about themselves, they can gain important insight into the fictions that are limiting their self-knowledge and causing distress. In this workshop, you’ll be guided through the Writing to Awaken process of targeted question-prompts aimed at radical truth telling, self-inquiry, and lasting positive change. You’ll discover how to:
- Discern between people’s life situations and their stories, and identify outdated fictions that serve as obstacles to personal authenticity
- Incorporate radical truthfulness into storytelling by overcoming shame and fear
- Deepen creativity and emotional flow through engagement with the written word
- Create an ongoing expressive writing practice to aid physical as well as psychological health
Note: No CE credit for this workshop.
Mark Matousek, MA, is the author of the memoirs Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story and The Boy He Left Behind: A Man’s Search for His Lost Father, and three other books. He offers courses in creativity and spiritual growth based on his book Writing to Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery.