Life is so busy, fast paced and full of distractions. Childhood is gone before we know it. How can we slow down to be truly present with our children and connect with them and the world around us? Simplicity in nature is often the answer.
Come along to St Jude's Anglican Church on the Strand in Port Elliot and spend a nourishing time learning about the vital importance of storytelling in family life.
Storytelling is a skill as old as time itself. Stories bring us our world, our humanity and ourselves. Stories told about and in nature can be rich with meaning and connection.
Perhaps told while sitting under a tree eating lunch, while waiting for an appointment, driving in the car or while walking through the scrub. They can be told with more gravity when gathered intentionally in the bush, around a candle, at the beach or even in the backyard.
What will we do?
In this workshop, we will share and practice all kinds of stories in a safe and supportive environment. You will learn to tell stories that last only a minute and others that are added to day by day and week by week becoming part of your families memories. With practical experience under your belt you will be confident to tell more stories to your children.
Slow down and enrich life with simple stories. Everyone can do it! If you would like to add a little magic to your family life - come join us!
Who is the workshop for?
This workshop is for adults and babes in arms only. It is appropriate for parents, carers and teachers of children from birth to 9 years of age.
What is provided?
There will be herbal teas, good company and a supportive group. Lots of opportunity to hear and tell stories as well as an understanding of the structure, process and benefits of storytelling.
What to bring?
Notebook and pen
Warm clothes depending on the weather - we will be using the garden space.
The class size is limited to 16 people. Book soon to join the story-filled adventure.
Who is running the workshop?
Kate McMurray lives on and cares for Peramangk and Kaurna land in the Adelaide Hills with her family, dog and chickens. Trained as a teacher, she has worked in Australia and through South East Asia in education and community development. With a background in Waldorf Education, she currently works independently, supporting families from pregnancy to school through bush based Integrated Family Support Programs. She works 1:1 with families supporting them with family life and the challenges that it brings. As well as working with NDIS clients, she also works as a consultant to schools and in the community and runs workshops on a variety of topics including story telling. With a passion for writing and for stories, she also writes therapeutic stories to support adults and children process and work through challenging situations.
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