Dearbhaile Bradley

Mental Wellbeing Coach

  • MA in Counselling
  • Post-grad Certificate in CBT
  • Advanced Diploma in Mental Wellbeing Coaching

The Power of Story

On this six session course, we will be exploring both our internalised stories and the cultural stories in which we are embedded, the stories that shape our perceptions in ways we generally fail to recognise. Using journalwork and sharing circles, you will learn why stories are so important, how they shape our perceptions and how we can change our storylines to ones that are healing and empowering.

Stories affect our physical and mental makeup on many different levels. From connecting both sides of the brain to triggering the release of specific neurotransmitters, stories cause real change, to our thoughts, feelings, and often actions. We do not fully realise (or use) the power of stories in our lives. You may not see yourself as a storyteller but we are all hardwired for story. You may not realise that you can use the power of story to support yourself in facing challenges but we all can.

Investigating our stories is illuminating, potentially transformative and definitely enjoyable. We will be exploring all sorts of stories – for example we will be looking at:

  • The wisdom of the stories we loved as children
  • Stories we’ve inherited
  • The Rebel and The Tyrant (or why we don’t do what we know we oughta)
  • Stories that make us laugh
  • The stories we want to change and how we can.

I am intending to begin running this course starting 13th September 2022 7-9 pm on Zoom. If you would like to participate in this course please contact me.

Please note there are 12 places available. Cost £75

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