We are very excited to be collaborating with The WHO and The Presencing Institute to listen to the stories of change makers at all levels in the health sector worldwide and to create another storytelling film. We will take the key themes from these conversations and weave a narrative from their stories to shed light on what it means to be a change maker. Through the power of storytelling this film will inspire other potential change makers and provide inspiration for change.
My coaching work with Inchigo has made a very successful transition online, as have the immersions with TheOceanTree. Using and telling stories online has been surprisingly powerful. I’ve been using some new stories from one of my favourite storytellers Clarissa Pinkola Estes, and have enjoyed re-discovering some of the fantastic stories in the compilation “Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart” by Feldman and Kornfield. Even vocal work has made a good transition into the online world (who would have thought it!), and I’ve been having a lot of fun with clients as well as some really profound moments discovering what our voices have to tell us!
I am very pleased to be working with The OceanTree again this year. Meeting Menopause is a weekend retreat for women that I will be co-facilitating from 1-3rd May 2020 with my long time friend and brilliant coach, yoga teacher and wise woman Fiona Bibby. We will be combining our skills and using the story “Seal Skin Soul Skin” from Clarrissa Pinkola Este’s seminal “Women that Run With The Wolves” as a framework, to offer what we hope will be a really empowering, thoughtful and insightful weekend retreat.
Participating and facilitating (storytelling and voice embodiment work) at Oceantree’s Time Out for Time In retreat was a real treat! Their retreats create the time, space and energy to dive deep into your development. They facilitate your connection to what matters most to you and to make a positive impact in the world. The ancient wisdom we find in stories in this context is inspirational, and creates a fantastic framework for enquiry.
Emotional responses to todays performance of Life Growing Up at the CHIVA annual families conference. Thank you again to the yong people who shared their stories and to our brilliant performers, Jack James Ryan, Maia Watkins, Alistair Nwachuwku, Anneka Gouldbourne, Fejiro Emasiobi and musician Aga Serugo Lugo.
“Every time I watch Life Growing Up it gives me goosebumps…”
I have been working for many months on this very moving short film Life Growing Up and it launches today for World AIDS Day 2018 . Based on the true stories of young people in the UK born with HIV and developed from a live spoken word/ storytelling performance, it was commissioned by the Children’s HIV Association, CHIVA.
The live performance of Life Growing Up at BHIVA (British HIV Association) Annual conference, shows how powerful it is to present stories in this way.
“This is one of the most powerful, wonderful pieces of theatre I have seen all year” “Everyone must see this” “Congratulations” “This performance has barely started and i’m in tears… wonderful” ” What a beautiful and moving peformance” “Said it like it is – got deserved standing ovation for powerful portrayal of how it is to be born HIV+”
We have more performances planned in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and London.
We premiered our storytelling/spoken piece “Life Growing Up” which shares the experiences of young people living with HIV, at the worlds largest health conference; AIDS2018 in Amsterdam. This is a project for CHIVA; The Children’s HIV Charity.
Our brilliant team (Maia Watkins, Alistair Nwachukwu, Jack James Ryan and Aga Serugo-Lugo) wowed everyone with a really powerful performance on the main stage at The Global Village.
Feedback through Twitter…. ” Fantastic” “Absolutely brilliant” “Powerful Stuff” “Incredible” ….
After a lot of hard work we are very excited to present the premier live performance of Life Growing Up; true stories of young people growing up with HIV, at IAC Amsterdam 2018. Tuesday 24th July, 16.30, Main Stage of the Global Village. This performance is open to the public. Written, directed and produced by Sarah Sutcliffe and Danny Scheinmann for CHIVA; The Children’s HIV Association.