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Recovery Storytelling Workshops

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

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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

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FIRST PRIZE AT GRAND SLAM STORY SLAM

Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

https://www.facebook.com/StoriesInTheStreets

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.

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