Restorying Narratives for Personal and Social Transformation

Restorying Narratives for Personal and Social Transformation

Dr Derek Gladwin in collaboration with UCD in the Community and Dr Marie Murray; MindYourSelf Series invites you to a Seminar Restorying Narratives for Personal and Social Transformation.

Date: Monday, 29 April 2024

Time: 11am – 1pm

Location: UCD Village Auditorium, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

Cost: Free

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About the Event

There is no fee and all ICP members are welcome. Certificates of Attendance will be made available to anyone who attends who wishes to receive one.

Join us for an exploration into the power of storytelling in shaping our lives and connections. Drawing on environmental author Barry Lopez’s insight that “everything is held together with stories,” this talk reinforces the transformative potential of narratives. Based on his book Rewriting Our Stories: Education, Empowerment, and Well-being, Derek Gladwin delves into the practice of restorying our societal and personal narratives. Discover how narrative and storytelling help us understand ourselves and foster meaningful relationships with others. This interactive presentation will overview the importance of rewriting stories, provide some applications to practice during the presentation, and offer some newly developed insights into relational storying that extend beyond the book. Welcoming educators, leaders, therapists, youth organisations, and health, wellness, and well-being professionals, as well as the general public, this event offers practical and positive tools for everyone.

About the Author

Dr Derek Gladwin is an educator, consultant, and author of several books, including Contentious Terrains, Ecological Exile, and Rewriting Our Stories. He currently teaches in the Faculty of Education is the co-founder of the Systems Beings Lab at the University of British Columbia.