We have completed our series of workshops, Stories to Awaken your Inner Hero in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland with Dr Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy. What a great workshop it was. We discovered the healing power of story, the emotional power of using metaphor. The gift it was to be able to listen to someones life challenges, and turn it into a Heros story, using metaphor. The story of Pack rat and First mother, told by Lewis, reminding us all, just like the Heros, not to give up. That by creating a metaphorical story we we become the hero and succeeds, our brains, and spirits began to start searching for a way to create that success on a deeper level.
Uplifting, and engaging.
Here is an interview with Lewis and Barbara before the workshops, talking about it.
Heroes story interview Lewis Mehl Madrona & Barbara Mainguy
We had a fabulous workshop today, in Auckland, the last of a series of worskhops in New Zealand with Lewis Mehl Madrona and Barbara Mainguy. We made prayer ties, and heard stories of how the Native American Lakota and Cherokee saw the creation of the world and the communication with spirit and the ancestors. We performed a fire ceremony, and partook in a chanunpa ceremony.
the peace and connection everyone felt from the day was beautiful. I must say that they are two fabulous and genuine people. Their teachings touched all our hearts.
Here is an interview with them, before we held the workshop, talking a little about the ancestors
Ceremony & Ancestors Lewis & Barbara
We are excited to announce we have organised a series of workshops with Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy for March 2015. Thanks to funding from the Lotteries Board and also the ASB Community trust find.
We will also be offering four free places in Auckland and Whangarei workshops for people with cultural knowledge/ expertise. Those who know the stories of our people and the land in each area. Email me to apply for these places.
The workshops we are offering are
1) Narrative Medicine- Storytelling in West Auckland and in Russell Bay of Islands
2) Remapping your Mind & Sacred Drama in Manakau and Whangarei
3) Cherokee Bodywork in Russell, Bay of Islands.