“Whether we realize it or not, we define ourselves through stories. Understanding your own story is the key to understanding yourself, your world, and your capacity to act within that world.”
– Ella Luna and Susie Herrick, Your Story Is Your Power
When we own our story, we own our power. This interactive event will combine personal storytelling AND deep empathy practices that strengthen our personal power and agency in the world.
SoulSpeak began as a way to practice sharing my own truth in the world, a way to get vulnerable, because I was an A+ hider, trying not to take up space.
The SoulSpeak experiment became a year of monthly events where women came together to share stories about their lives and their dreams. We covered topics like grief + loss, relationships + dating, and health + bodies. We explored much together. The women that came taught me what it was like to listen without needing to help or to fix.
It became clear to me that SoulSpeak wanted to evolve. The women were ready for more, and I knew that I didn’t have the skill set yet to hold deeper work in a group setting.
It took a tectonic shift in my life, a cross country move, a new love and community for me to figure out what that was. The last nine months of my life have had me in a deep practice of empathy, and I am so grateful for Marshall Rosenburg’s nonviolent communication framework. It is some of the deepest work on emotional resilience, self-trust, and the power of co-creation that I have encountered.
I still think that our stories are our power AND listening to one another provides seeds we can’t quite imagine. AND we need empathy language and frameworks if we are going to do the deep work of healing this fragmented, beautiful, messy world that we live in. Empathy is a muscle, and it takes incredible amounts of practice, beyond your partner and family. We need our empathy skills to imagine the world that we want to see.
If you’re craving a place to see + be seen, to KNOW + be known, SoulSpeak: Find Your Voice + Own Your Story is happening THIS Thursday at 8am at the Coven! Join US!
The first hour is a storytelling experience (no prep necessary!). We’ll share stories about moments when we’ve lost our voice, moments when our voice was taken, and moments when we’ve reclaimed and ROARED.
There will be sample story prompts to get your heart and mind stirring. Prompts like:
Our stories are a part of our wisdom. They protect us. They serve us. They move us forward in incredible ways. Using the power of stories and the trust that comes from hearing and seeing one another, we’ll ease into an empathy practice using Marshall Rosenberg’s nonviolent communication framework.
Nonviolent communication has us building shared realities and using the power of empathy as the way to create deep solutions.
If you’re wanting a practice that can help you create stronger relationships and communities, make this the space you come to play.
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