An 11-session Course on
"Using a 'Storytelling Therapy' Method
for Life Coaching, Counselling, and
Applications of this Storytelling Therapy
* Providing Training in Life Skills, Soft Skills,
and Communication Skills,
* Providing Life Coaching,
* Facilitating Personality Development, and
* Facilitating Healing,
in addition to Providing Counselling and Therapy.
11 weekly sessions.
Wednesdays -- 23rd Sept to 2nd Dec 2020.
7pm-9pm India time.
For the Course timing in other time zones --
Via Zoom videoconference.
This Course is described on these 2 webpages --
Course info is also below.
A Review of the Course is at
A Poster about the Course is at
The Storytelling Therapy method I am helping
to develop, and am practising and teaching,
has 8 steps:
1) Tell one's "Life story" (perhaps a ten-minute version).
2) Listeners share similar experiences.
3) Identify turning points, outstanding motifs, and themes.
4) Gather "Associative stories" (using free association).
5) Add to and otherwise modify any of the above-mentioned stories.
6) Speak to and as characters in the stories.
7) Bring to mind metaphors for aspects of the stories.
8) Compose a "Healing story" (An Inspiring / Encouraging /
Guiding / Integrating / Transforming story.)
As part of
> 6) Speak to and as characters in the stories,
we would use the "Active Imagination" technique
that was first developed by Carl Jung,
The 8 steps in more detail are here.
This 8-step method is based on
Links to the Course readings (most of
them are optional) are at
The assignments are at
The readings and assignments would
not take much time.
There is only one written assignment
(to write down the Healing/Transforming
story one would have composed for oneself).
Fairytale Therapy is an important part of
this Course. The Course reading list has
numerous essays on the topic, including
"Fairytale Therapy: A Type of Storytelling Therapy,"
The minimum number of Course
participants is 4. The maximum number
Regarding my experience with
Storytelling and Videoconferencing --
Links to recordings of 20 videoconferences
I have co-facilitated over the past 20 years
(Item 22 on this webpage is a link to a
recording of part of the Opening Session
of the Feb-May 2020 edition of this Course.)
In 2017, I guest-edited "Ways Storytellers
are Using Audio- and Videoconferencing
for Training, Discussion, and Performance" --
a 12-page section of the USA National
Storytelling Network's Storytelling Magazine.
This section is at
And very recently (16th and 17th May 2020),
I facilitated the 24-hour "Virtual Storytelling
Please let me know if you might have any
questions relating to the Course.
Also, please let me know if you might like
to register for the Course. The Course fee
is 12,000 Indian Rupees (which is similar
to 160 USA Dollars, and 145 Euros). Upon
your request, I would send to you ways
the payment could be given.
Dr Eric Miller
India mobile: 98403 94282
World Storytelling Institute,
Chennai Storytelling Festival,
Storytelling Therapy Association of India --
Virtual Storytelling Conference (16-17 May 2020),
East West Center for Counselling and Training,
Indian Institute of Psychodrama --
Indian Storytelling Network --