Community Storymaking

Since the beginning of time, whenever people gather, stories are shared. What I offer are structured workshops, designed uniquely for your group, aimed at maximising the potential of naturally occurring stories.

A storymaking workshop in progress

A storymaking workshop in progress

The aims are to ensure your group experience reaches its fullest potential in terms of what each individual is hoping for.

Examples of community groups may be:

  • Training / workshops for existing community groups – eg women’s probation rehabilitation groups / victim support groups / freedom from addiction groups / staff wellbeing sessions and courses.
  • A group of children celebrating a birthday celebration.
  • A group of colleagues seeking a refreshing team building opportunity.
  • A group of pre-school children and carers wanting to play together.
  • A group of working age or retired friends who want to socialise together.
  • A group with a shared hobby who wish to get to know each other or simply have fun with a new experience.
  • An existing community or staff group who want to engage in training.
Another storymaking workshop

Another storymaking workshop

The workshop can be from 2 hours to a full day. It consists of the creation of a story by group members, led by myself, followed by the telling of this story through enactment, culminating in a performance at the end of the workshop. This can then be witnessed by guests invited by group members at the end of the workshop. For example, school children may perform to their parents at the end of a birthday party, or a group of adult friends may choose to share their performance via video to friends and family.

I look forward to hearing from you either by phone (07711 889789), text, or email – – to discuss your needs. Click here if you would like to view my fees.

You can also ‘like’ my Facebook page, Stories at Home.

Tara Thornewood, M.A.(equiv), B.A.(Hons), H.C.P.C.reg.

Bringing people and their stories together for healing and change

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