the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
Time: June 10, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: South Shore Peer Recovery Scituate
Street: Scituate Center
City/Town: 51 Cole Parkway in Scituate
Website or Map: http://www.southshorepeerreco…
Phone: 781 267 9979
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: andrea lovett
Latest Activity: Jun 6, 2018
Storytelling has long been a way to find triumph in the midst of struggle, to find common ground between people and communities, and to gain new perspectives on our experiences. Storytelling is about connection, empowerment, and healing. Stories are also the foundation of 12 step fellowship for recovery from substance use disorder.
This workshop helps people in recovery take those stories out into the world, to find connection and common ground with others outside of the fellowship. By combining positive recovery messaging with traditional personal storytelling like “The Moth,” we create an opportunity for the larger community to hear the stories of people who have been affected by substance use disorder and for the community to better understand the struggles associated with it, thereby reducing stigma. It also brings the hope of recovery to an audience who may otherwise never hear that recovery is possible.
Facilitators Meghann Perry and Andrea Lovett