Upcoming monthly themes in THE STORY DOJO

Here's how we keep the fire burning...

Taking a closer look at Story...

Every month we have a new theme and invite a new guest into the Dojo to put a log on our story fire. Come and join us to peel back the layers of the skill, art and practice of story.

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AUGUST & SEPTEMBER: THE 5 inner SIGNIFICANT STORIES

How do you approach and work with your own story, especially if it is a painful or challenging one? If you're committed to resolving some of the unfinished stories from your past, how do you get started?

There are 5 significant inner stories everyone can take a look at to build a stronger inner resilience. When you do, you not only become more authentic, you can live a better life. Storyteller Mark Jenkins takes us behind the scenes of his life and his new book series to share the inner work of the storyteller.

In August we offer a recorded conversation and your task for the month. In September we gather online to share and sharpen your stories. 

Serious about your stories and your life? JOIN US!

Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins has spent much of his life exploring the role of personal narrative in the creation of meaning, purpose, identity and life-path. He has assisted many world class athletes and business leaders to better understand and share their stories. Mark has created immersive and experiential story-based learning programs, such as TeamEverest, that have been used by many organizations globally. Over many years Mark has worked with Rotary International, supporting young people to express their stories for leadership and as a life-skill.


Personally, Mark has been on a life-long quest to explore the power of story within his own life in order to gain self-awareness, heal childhood traumas, navigate towards meaning, build bridges across difference, stay in balance and connection with nature, resolve paradoxes and dilemmas, create healthy relationships and boundaries, change elder-care systems and bring greater visibility to caregivers.

Coming up...

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER: THE 5 inner SIGNIFICANT STORIES

How do you approach and work with your own story, especially if it is a painful or challenging one? If you're committed to resolving some of the unfinished stories from your past, how do you get started?

There are 5 significant inner stories everyone can take a look at to build a stronger inner resilience. When you do, you not only become more authentic, you can live a better life. Storyteller Mark Jenkins takes us behind the scenes of his life and his new book series to share the inner work of the storyteller.

In August we offer a recorded conversation and your task for the month. In September we gather online to share and sharpen your stories. 

Serious about your stories and your life? JOIN US!

OCTOBER: Changing the story of violence

Our October Fireside Conversation falls on Indigenous People's Day, so it seems only fitting to honour an unfolding story that strikes at the heart of change. The Moose Hide Campaign is an indigenous-led grassroots movement of men, boys and all Canadians standing up to end violence  against women and children. 

We'll be hearing the unfolding story from CEO David Stevenson, who has worked in Indigenous social wellness for over 25 years - from youth outreach worker in Vancouver’s Downtown East End to executive positions in government leading reconciliation initiatives. He is of Irish, French and Haudenosaunee descent.

NOVEMBER: The European experiment as a peace story 

While many people reflect on the impact of the European Union as a economic powerhouse, trading block or political alliance, at its heart, the Union is a peace story.

It was the brainchild of a group of young people who recognized that common purpose and co-working could bring previously warring neighbours together to become more than they could be alone. Toke Paludan Møller shares with us this story of peace and takes a practical look at how our stories and actions can create more peace in the world. With the war in Ukraine as a backdrop, the challenge of answering the call for peace is even more vital now. 

What's coming up in the STORY DOJO? 

Stories are ever evolving and how we work with them keeps changing too. Watch this space for the announcement of our upcoming themes in THE STORY DOJO.

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