World Storytelling Institute

Nungambakkam, Chennai
Dr Eric Miller, Director

(PhD in Folklore, MSc in Psychology),

98403 94282,  044 4005 5027
info@storytellinginstitute.org
www.storytellinginstitute.org

 

 

Welcome!

 

 

Upcoming Events

(July 2022 onward)

via Zoom Videoconference

and in Chennai

 

Info about regularly-scheduled Storytelling activities by various individuals and organisations in Chennai is here.

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1) One-on-one Training in "Storytelling Therapy." 

This process includes the Trainee undergoing Storytelling Therapy (the methods of which can also be used for Life Coaching.)

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8 weekly (60-minute) one-on-one sessions.

Days and Times to be arranged.  Via Zoom, or at Dr Eric's office near Nungambakkam High Road, Chennai.  

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Facilitated by Dr Eric Miller.  Education:

*  MSc in Psychology, U. of Madras (2018).

*  PhD in Folklore, U. of Pennsylvania (2010).

*  One-year Course in Counselling,

     Chennai Counsellors Foundation (2016).

*  Six-week Course in Life Coaching,

     Soul Symphony (based in Chennai) (2020). 

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One learns this "Storytelling Therapy" method by undergoing it oneself.

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4 Reviews of this training by people who have participated in the 8-session one-on-one trainings in 2021 are here.

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A Review of this training by a person who participated in an 11-session group training in 2017 is here.

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This is a combined process, providing

1) Training in a "Storytelling Therapy" method which can be used for Counselling, Life Coaching, Personality Development, etc.

2) Counselling and/or Life Coaching, utilising this method of "Storytelling Therapy."

3) Coaching in Story Composition (Creative Writing), because composing a Healing / Transforming story for oneself is an essential part of the "Storytelling Therapy" process.

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Dr Eric gave an "Introduction to Storytelling Therapy" for the Sydney Centre for Creative Change, on 19 July 2021 (47 minutes).  The recording is here.

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If possibly interested, please contact Dr Eric, 98403 94282, eric@storytellinginstitute.org

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From 2017 to 2020, Dr Eric taught this material in a group Course, 3 times each year.  Info about this Course is below.  The currently-offered one-on-one training covers the same subject matter.

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A Poster about the Course is here.

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This Course teaches ways to use stories, and the process of storytelling, to increase people's feelings of well-being.  Personal-experience stories, grandmother stories, and creative original stories are among the types of stories that would be used.  Participants would receive training in using this method to help themselves and others.

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Applications of these methods include:

*  Training in Life Skills, Soft Skills, and Communication Skills.

*  Life Coaching.

*  Facilitating Personality Development.

*  Facilitating Healing.

*  Psychological Counselling.

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No previous training is required.

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Receiving training in the Storytelling Therapy method involves undergoing Counselling and/or Life Coaching according to this method.  Thus, this group training process involves a light form of Group Therapy.

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Facilitated by Dr Eric, WSI Director.

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The Storytelling Therapy method that is taught in this Course is described here. 

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Other writings by Dr Eric regarding Storytelling Therapy can be found here. 

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Additional info about this Course is here.

 

 

2) Workshop on "Storytelling"

(for Adults).

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10 weekly group sessions, on Sundays,

7pm to 9pm. 

 

The next edition of this Workshop would

occur 2nd Oct to 4th Dec 2022.

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Via Zoom videoconference.

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Facilitated by Dr Eric, WSI Director.

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Graduates of this Workshop could continue for Certification as a Professional Storyteller.

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Additional info about this Workshop is here.

 

 

3) "Storytelling by and for Adults."

This is an open-mic storytelling series via Zoom (on the first Monday of each month, starting at 6pm India time).  Admission is free.  To register, please send an email to info@storytellinginstitute.org

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Upcoming Session: Monday 6th June 2022.

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Links to recordings of tellings (and discussions) in our past sessions (July 2020 onward), are here.

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We took breaks in Feb 2021

for Chennai Storytelling Festival 2021 ,

and in Feb 2022

for Chennai Storytelling Festival 2022  .

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A suggested story theme for tellings in this series continues to be, "An important conversation."

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If you have already attended a session of this series, you are registered and would reveive the Zoom links via email. If you have not yet attended a session in the series --

To register, please send an email to

info@storytellinginstitute.org

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Facilitated by Dr Eric, WSI Director.

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For the first seven years of this series

(beginning in 2013) this series occurred

in a Cafe Coffee Day in Chennai.  From

April 2020 it has occurred via Zoom videoconference.

 

 

4) Workshops on "Psychodrama and Storytelling".

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A recently-held workshop was titled:

"Christmas 2021 edition".

The stories we worked with are:

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1) "Brother and Sister", a fairytale (Germany).

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2) "The Goose-girl at the Pond", a fairytale (Germany).

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3) "The Twelve Windows", a fairytale (Germany).

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4) "A Christmas Carol: The Story of Scrooge",

a ghost story (England), written by Charles Dickens, 1843.

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Additional info about the Workshop is here.

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Another recently-held workshop was titled,

"Exploring Fairytales through Psychodrama". 

The fairytales and commentaries we used are here.

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The stories we would be working with in an

upcoming workshop (no dates yet) include:

*  Silappathikaram (Epic of the Ankle Bracelet) (Tamil Nadu, India).

*  Odysseus and the Trojan War

(ancient Greece).

*  The Tempest

(England, 1610, William Shakespeare's final play).

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Workshop Facilitators:

Ms Magdalene Jeyarathnam (Psychodrama),
     TED Talk.

Dr Eric Miller (Storytelling).

 

 

5) "Creative Writing" Coaching

for Teenagers and Adults.  

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Facilitated by Dr Eric, WSI Director.

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Additional info is here. 

 

 

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Additional Storytelling Workshops for Adults

Date and Location: By request.

Trainer: Dr Eric, WSI Director

"Storytelling Workshop for People in the Business World"

"Storytelling Workshop for Teachers"

 

"Developing a Culture of Partnership",

2-day or 3-day Storytelling Workshop for Adults.

1) Storytelling.