Saturday, July 22, 2017

HOW A STORY CAN CHANGE A LIFE


On my own path to my passionate purpose, I discovered that every failure, every setback, and every depression was actually a call to step forth into an adventurous life that I had not yet imagined. Something in a story -- a character, event, landscape, even an image -- would touch me where I was most wounded and helped to bring it forth to rebirth. And in my imagination, what I call the Story Zone, the brave protagonist's path forward became my own.

I have lived story and know that every broken place in us can be exposed and attended to. I know intimately that through listening to meaningful stories and poems, writing improvisationally from them as a launch pad to whatever truth we hold in our hearts, and sharing our writing in non-judgmental community, we can turn our suffering into a salve for others who yearn for warmth and understanding. That in itself changes us from feeling victimized to becoming empowered.
 


A WRITE OF PASSAGE FOR INTREPID SEEKERS

I'm happy to announce the dates for the next group Write of Passage: Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7. 8-10 pm eastern time. All sessions are online and will be recorded. It is a small group for anyone -- male, female, trans -- to find a better language for their life experience -- past, present, and hoped-for future. (If a number of people in the group are otherwise committed to real-world ghosts and goblins on Halloween, we'll skip a week and continue on Nov. 14.) Details about this group at http://www.julietbruce.com/Writes_of_Passage.html

If you are interested, the first step is to schedule a private exploratory session with me to decide if this course can help you move forward in life from your highest self.

Please note: this is not therapy. It is a uniquely formulated creative process for transforming the story you tell yourself, and in which you're stuck. PM me here or email me at julietbrucephd@gmail.com.

A private Write of Passage is also available and will be scheduled at our mutual convenience. Same application process applies. Different fee. Details coming.