Story Medicine for the Soul is an umbrella under which the magic and mystery of stories is sheltered and allowed to flourish. As a Retreat Facilitator, Soul Companion, Writing Workshop Facilitator, Artist-at-Play and Writer, Carolyn is always amazed at how stories change lives.
Carolyn is also interested in stories which manifest through intuitive expressive arts. She has written several short dramas which have been presented in conference and retreat settings, sometimes as Readers’ Theatres. She has also worked with puppets, found objects, dolls, fabric art, and most recently, with bird skulls.
Carolyn is available to work with individuals or with groups. Simply contact her to discuss your workshop or retreat ideas, or to arrange an appointment for individual work. Rates are flexible.
August, 2019: The Eco-feminist in Me
This is a return visit to The Women’s Studies class the University of Calgary. Carolyn will present a story, a life memory and display her 4 Bird Skull dioramas.
October and November: Writing through the Dark
Writing workshops for adults. As a one-day intensive at The Alexandra Writers’ Centre, Calgary November 16th and over 4 afternoons at Wild Rose United Church — October 23 & 30 and November 6 & 13.
November 8: Reading “Bravely Singing”
This is the launch of The War Memory Project at The Alexandra Writers’ Centre, Calgary, in support of programs that promote healing of Post traumatic stress disorder.
Carolyn’s recent presentations include:
Soul Journeys - Writing ourselves Home @ Wild Rose United Church, Calgary
The Body Speaks - This one-day retreat with co-presenters Patrick Griffin, Jennifer Herzog, and Lana Skauge was organized by Barbara Grant, Wellness Co-ordinator at Wild Rose United Church. We explored: mindfulness, feldenkrais, story telling, art and freefall writing.
A Life of Activism - One Eco-feminist’s story. Carolyn told her story and displayed her unique Bird Skull diorama at the University of Calgary on Eco-feminism, story, art and life. Carolyn presented to Professor Joe Kadi’s students in the Women’s Studies Program, in the company of Lourdes Juan and Rachelle Haddock. Lourdes is an Urban Planner with a Masters in Environmental Design. She is Director of Hive Developments and Soma Spa, and founded the Leftovers and Moonlight Market Foundations. Rachelle is an accomplished Environmental Scientist, now working as the University of Calgary as coordinator at Campus-as-a-Learning-Lab.
2019 Calgary Young Writer’s Conference - at Robert Thirske High School, Calgary.
Soul Stories: Writing Ourselves Home - at Wild Rose United Church, Calgary.