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Diversity and Anti-Oppression Training


Courage to Act: Bystander or Ally?

“Say something!”, “Do something!” statements call on us to step out of our comfort zone and stand up for what we believe, for our own rights or to help and advocate for others. In this practical and interactive workshop, we will examine your experience with injustice and discrimination. We will use Image Theatre, role-play scenes, and work with theatre based techniques to practice the ways in which you will find the power to act upon your belief, and which will help you to become a courageous agent of change.

Theatre of the Oppressed methodology allows us to look at the oppressive situations under a microscope of the multiple perspectives of the participants. We slow it down, analyse, shed light on the power-hierarchy, and start envisioning possible solutions. This workshop will work with the stories and experiences the participants share. Thus, the content is relevant to their lived experiences.


Theatre of the Oppressed – Training in Methodology

Deep understanding of power dynamics and hierarchies in inter-personal communication, social structures, and workplace.

 

Communication Training


Body Language and Power Dynamics in Workplace

Deep understanding of power dynamics and hierarchies in inter-personal communication, social structures, and workplace.

Team-building: Collaboration in Motion

Deep understanding of power dynamics and hierarchies in inter-personal communication, social structures, and workplace.

Interactive Communication, Presentation Skills, and Public Speaking through Creative Arts for English Language Learners

Deep understanding of power dynamics and hierarchies in inter-personal communication, social structures, and workplace.

 

Wellness – Healing Power of Stories


Reshape Your Story by Embodied Story-sharing

Non-verbal, interactive, dynamic and theatre-based techniques, in supportive group setting. Reflect on your practice, your vision, and your interactions with your community. Share and listen to stories about blocks and successes in your work, and tap into the understanding of what needs to shift in order to transform your practice.

We will use body-based techniques from Image Theatre, and weaves non-verbal communication with therapeutic elements of story-circles into a transformative mix.

Community Growing

Needs and Asset assessment and mapping. Identifying themes and issues and questions that are vital to the community of a group

 

Arts Residencies at Schools


Drama in Education: Growing Compassionate Critical Thinkers


Creating learning situations and units for elementary or high school students utilizing Process Drama: role-playing and story-making interactive strategies to foster critical thought and creativity.

 
 
 

Unique aspects of the training

 

Your Story Matters workshops engage you in self-reflection and critical inquiry. The setting requires a level of honesty and personal dedication to create meaningful dialogue and possibility for learning insights. Yes, we are having fun, but we also ask important and, at times, tough questions. I will guide you through the process so that you feel safe and heard.

 
 

Your participation and personal contribution is essential for the training to be effective as it is based on participant stories. Yet, no one is ever forced to share what they do not comfortably feel like sharing. The power of theatre is such that even those who “only” observe and listen to the stories gain the same benefits as those who “act” and share their stories. This way, I provide a safe space for those of you who might be introverted or are not ready to work on your personal narrative just yet.

 
 

No theatre experience necessary. All strategies at Your Story Matters, such as role playing or interpreting situations and stories, are innate skills available to all human beings.

 
 

Sharing human experiences generates emotional responses – people laugh as well as cry. All are welcome and supported!

 

Investment

WorkshopLengthRate for OrganizationsRate for Individuals
Shift in Understandinghalf day 3 - 4 hours$650 - $850$100 – 150*
Foundation for Changefull day 6 – 8 hours$1050 - $1350$200 – 250*
Journey of Transformationmultiday$1100/day$200/day*
*Payment packages available

WorkshopShift in Understanding
Lengthhalf day 3 - 4 hours
Rate for Organizations$650 - $850
Rate for Individuals$100 – 150*
WorkshopFoundation for Change
Lengthfull day 6 – 8 hours
Rate for Organizations$1050 - $1350
Rate for Individuals$200 – 250*
WorkshopJourney of Transformation
Lengthmulti-day
Rate for Organizations$1100/day
Rate for Individuals$200/day*
*Payment packages available

 

Please get in touch to discuss the pricing scales and payment packages, possible financial constraints, or a need that isn’t addressed by one of the workshops.

I look forward to working with you!

 
 

Your Story Matters workshops are carefully designed to offer a variety of in-depth exploration for you.

 

Individual Facilitators and Activists

In my workshops for you as individual facilitators and activists, the format is a container for your stories and your questions. Thus the content will be 100% relevant to your quest. To find out about upcoming workshops, check the UPCOMING WORKSHOPS Page or contact me for details.

Groups and Organizations

In my workshops for groups or organizations, I focus the learning objectives and results according to your group’s professional development needs. If you are ready to empower your change-makers, contact me to discuss your customized workshop design.