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" class="newsheader" target="_blank">  " class="newsheader" target="_blank">9th Sep 2015 - Storycarrier - The Four Seasons Programme
 
Four one-day gatherings spaced through twelve months with a half-day in between each as we explore the circle of the year.

“In olden times in a certain kingdom, not in our land, a soldier chanced to be on guard at a stone tower; the tower was locked and sealed, and it was night.” (opening to a Russian Fairy Tale)

“A hideously ugly creature rode into King Arthur’s hall on a tawny mule. She berated Parzival for failing to seize his opportunity at the Fisher King’s castle. Because Parzival had not asked about the lance and the Grail, the Fisher King would never hold his estates in peace. Lands would be laid waste, knights killed, women widowed and children orphaned because of Parzival’s silence.” (Parzival)

We live in a time of social, economic and ecological challenge in so many ways. We can sit tight and accept this, keeping the tower locked and sealed, not taking the opportunity to ask questions about what is going on the planet. We can hope vainly that the ‘tide will turn’ or we can do something, starting with our own lives. The roots of these crises lie in the stories we tell ourselves, individually and collectively. We need to weave new stories from a rediscovery of the wisdom in the old, rooted stories – the stories we have forgotten or dismissed as ‘fairy tales, myths and legends.’ How do we find the ones that work for us, new and old?

• What might you achieve working with a group of committed people who meet regularly through the year to support each other to take practical action and do things differently?
• What would it be like for you to develop a deeper connection with nature and the wild? How might these new rhythms and dynamics help you focus and understand how change works?
• How might you live if you were able to connect with the old, rooted wisdom of the stories we will use as well as creating new stories and narratives that supported you to be resourceful and think in different ways about how you live in the world?

This experience provides a practical exploration of how we can use myth and story to reconnect us with each other, nature, the wild and a sense of place. This programme is not about story as entertainment or illusion (though it has fun in the storytelling!) but about how we can let the stories and narratives we hear and tell come through as a way to help us wake up and live a more mindful life.

Through a series of practical activities you will get the opportunity to:
• Learn some techniques you can use on a daily basis to take conscious and mindful action
• Experience your connection with the four seasons and the changes that take place as we progress through the year
• With the help of the storyteller, delve into a variety of old stories from the British Isles, Europe, Siberia, Central Asia, The Middle East, Japan and Turtle Island
• Listen to and tell stories yourself
• Understand how we create our ‘reality’ through the stories we share – how do you make sure your story is a resourceful one?
• Take part in a new kind of conversation – a conversation for change
• Create your own personal action plan and have the support to make it happen

In between each full day there will be a half-day catch-up session for participants to share their progress and engage with another chosen story.

This programme is for....... storytellers in the broadest sense of the word, including thinkers, makers, poets, teachers, parents, entrepreneurs of any kind, managers, leaders, people who are interested in wildlife, environment and ecology.

Dates: 29th September 2015, 19th January, 5th April & 5th July 2016
Venue: At a variety of venues in West and North Yorkshire. We can help you find accommodation if you need.

Your Investment: £200.00 (inc. tea/coffee) for the year. Runs 10.00am – 4.30pm each day and 10.00 – 1.00pm on the catch-up days.

Booking: Through Eventbrite on our Facebook page or blog,  or contact us on 07973 468616 or email info@theedgecoaching.co.uk



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Eventbrite - Mirror of the Wild Webinar Series" class="newsheader" target="_blank">  Eventbrite - Mirror of the Wild Webinar Series" class="newsheader" target="_blank">27th Aug 2015 - Free Webinars - The Mirror of the Wild
 
storytelling for change

We are living in a networked world, the like of which we have never seen before. One of the prevailing messages from this world is that human beings are being brought closer together through the digital connections available to them. And yet, many people are experiencing the exact opposite; feeling disconnected, often driven to present a personal ‘brand’ online and face-to-face that rarely expresses the truth of who they really feel they are and what really matters to them.

This fragmentation of community presents a leadership challenge we are failing to meet, and it has wide and deep repercussions. We could look at the damage being done to the environment, the exploitation of national or religious ‘identity’ by those craving political power, the desperate leaders trying to control large organisations or countries by appearing to be in control of the uncontrollable, small businesses constantly being driven to look for the next new product or service to offer in crowded marketplaces…

So what is the answer? How do we begin to develop new ways of living on this planet that work for people, communities and the natural environment?
We believe that the root of the crisis we are facing lies in the stories we have been telling ourselves; our stories are the source of our disconnection and fragmentation.

We - David Taylor in the UK and David Firth in the USA - have created a series of three webinars as an opportunity to “sit down around the fire” and begin to create collaboration and conversation for change – both personal and in our businesses, organisations and communities. We will tell stories - some our own, and some that have been told over hundreds of years in various forms. We will also explore how we can use stories to create a shared purpose and mission; to root ourselves in our immediate environment as well as living in a global environment; to understand ourselves more fully; to develop ourselves and others when we are working as coaches and leaders; and finally to learn to reconnect with wild nature that surrounds us whether we live in the country or the town, the global village or the virtual forest.

This webinar series is for anyone interested in personal or business development; anyone who wants to understand how we can use stories to feed change; anyone who wants to understand story and storytelling as a means of connecting and collaborating; anyone interested in being a leader who can make a positive impact; anyone who wants to “sit down around the fire” and share some creative approaches to living.
We look forward to meeting you there. Each webinar runs 18.00 - 19.00 (UK time)

1. October 1st: The Mirror of the Wild – a reconnection of story, wild land and being human
“Each landscape asks the same question, I am watching myself in you, are you watching yourself in me?” (Lawrence Durrell)

In this first webinar we will explore the connection between ourselves, landscape, a sense of place and wild land – all framed through the stories we carry with us and the stories that we have told ourselves collectively over thousands of years. How can the myths, the legends, the folk-tales and the ‘fairytales’ help us feed our relationship with the wild as well as our relationship with ourselves? And why is this important?

2. November 12th: “Are You Sitting Comfortably? ....... I hope Not”: Using Wild Land and Story for Coaching

“In olden times in a certain kingdom, not in our land, a soldier chanced to be on guard at a stone tower; the tower was locked and sealed, and it was night.” (opening to a Russian Fairy Tale)

Building on our first conversation we will begin to explore practical strategies we can use as coaches to help our clients unlock new meaning and narrative for themselves through story work; generating meaning that fires inspiration and shaping narrative that supports an inner awareness from which we can take conscious action to create sustainable and impactful change.


3. December 10th: Climbing the Dark Mountain – Leadership, Story and the Wild: Creating new narratives for profound change in people, organisations and community

“A hideously ugly creature rode into King Arthur’s hall on a tawny mule. She berated Parzival for failing to seize his opportunity at the Fisher King’s castle. Because Parzival had not asked about the lance and the Grail, the Fisher King would never hold his estates in peace. Lands would be laid waste, knights killed, women widowed and children orphaned because of Parzival’s silence.” (Parzival)

We live in a time of social, economic and ecological challenge: we feel this in our own lives in many ways. The roots of these crises lie in the stories we tell ourselves, individually and collectively. Our current stories about technological genius and advancement, about the power of the global economy and financial wizardry, about the great human progress, are taking us down a path that is likely to end painfully.

We need to weave new stories together. So what kind of leadership do we need to do this? How do we create new collaborative approaches for sustainable, ecologically-centred change to turn the impending disaster around? How do we centre our stories in a sense of place, of community, in a way that is inclusive and connected rather than insular and disconnected?

The Programme
• Each conversation  will evolve out of the previous one
• Provided you sign up for the whole programme you will be able to access all three conversations – so if you have to miss one you’ll be able to catch-up online. This way you won’t miss out!
• This webinar series is suitable for storytellers in the broadest sense of the word, including thinkers, managers, leaders, makers, poets, teachers, parents, entrepreneurs of any kind, people who are interested in environment and ecology and people who are interested in their own personal development.
• No prior experience is necessary beyond the experience of being human!



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 2nd Apr 2015 - The Four Seasons Programme
 
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 22nd Jul 2011 - Catching Up
 
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 22nd Apr 2011 - The Book - Alchemy in a Shoebox
 
The book I co-wrote last Autumn is now available for purchase through the Alchemist's Foundation website - see the link below.

It is a combination of people's stories about leadership and development plus a lot of material I wrote about leadership and community, whether in business or in society as a whole. I think you will find it an interesting and thought-provoking read!


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 22nd Apr 2011 - A New Identity!
 
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 21st Sep 2010 - The Summer
 
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