These workshops (2010 & 2012) with Gaye Stockell, Peggy Sax & Shona Russell took place at All Souls Gathering in Shelburne, Vermont. Memories highlight how we could take advantage of the gorgeous Vermont countryside- meeting in small groups on hillside, eating outdoors, pairing up for exercises.

Teaching on hillside
Pairing up

Whether inside or out, we focused on refreshing the spirit of the work with active participation by all.


What Participants Say

Here is what people said after participating in “Extending Narrative Practice: Refreshing the Spirit of the Work” gatherings:

I loved the space, with time to question, struggle, listen, enjoy, learn, and renew.”

I especially enjoyed having lots of practice time with the permission and encouragement to stop, check in with each other, try again and play. How another training could measure up to this, I’m not sure. the place, people and format were perfect. This is just what I needed!”

The way you supported our practicing was perfect – the structures made it easy to dig in and try with no thought of failure. That was a huge part of the renewal for me.”

I especially enjoyed the teaching style- having a plan, structure, things to say, but also flexibility; the gathering of responses from the audience and opportunities to rehearse, practice and be creative.”

As much as I have enjoyed and learned from videos of Michael in action, I so appreciate the freshness and commitment and wisdom of others continuing the teaching work. This helps us to know that not only does the work live on, but that it lives on in all of us.