watching and reading

I am always pleased to see that articles, films and video (youtube) support

our work with traumatized people.

 

This an inspiring piece... How many of us use the common sense we developed/learned

as mothers (parents)or nurturers in general,in those situations where as

professionals there is great need for creative problem solving?

 

Please send your favorite pieces that relate to our mission -- even if vaguely. This

piece was sent by a colleague in Minneapolis.

 

PS don't forget to look at our registered clinical nutritionist Preeti Sharan's work on the use of probiotics for

depression. You can scroll down for her blog on this topic.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BvL8bAkRDE

Mission Statement

Where the personal story can be safely explored and expressed.

Ashlar Center for Narrative Arts is an arts driven non-profit organization designed to serve the Personal Story. In our workshops people create their narratives in various media. Additionally, we have a selection of easily adapted self-care practices that are necessary to foster resilience. 

We have learned over the years that  the most powerful and underused resource in our communities are its "ordinary"  people. So, our goal is  empowering  people to create the means to tell and share their stories in a culturally relevant way -- a collaborative model one in which we are all students and learners. Learning about and respecting cultural practices is very important and is our  growing edge.  We are very interested in how different communities and  cultures meet the challenges of being human. We, community members and Ashlar associates  come together to create supportive and sustainable life affirming models based in telling and honoring the personal story. 

 Our goal is to nurture relationship, encourage learning and teaching through community involvement. We are committed to creating a climate of  well-being and providing  lay people the means to become Narrative Arts Facilitators where it would best serve them and their communities.  

 Stay tuned and continue to look through the site.