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Общи :: LISTENING AND STORYTELLING TRAINING FOR CREATING CHANGE

LISTENING AND STORYTELLING TRAINING FOR CREATING CHANGE

Two men talkingSofia, October 16-18, 2018

How to exit from our comfort zone and the coziness of the circle of people we are working with and know well; how to learn ourselves to patience; how to overcome obstacles that everyone of us is having, when listening someone...
Paul Browde, psychiatrist, storyteller and couples’ guide, graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and Murray Nossel, clinical psychologist, Academy Award® nominated for documentary, founder and director of Narativ – both teaching narrative medicine in Columbian University – were facilitators of a listening and storytelling training for creating change, organized by the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association (BFPA). Health specialists and health mediators, psychologists, professionals working on the field with vulnerable communities (Roma, PLHIV, young people with learning disabilities and at risk etc.) from Blagoevgrad, Kazanlak, Lovech, Montana, Pleven, Pernik, Plovdiv, Ruse, Sliven, Sofia, and Sungurlare took part.

Group photoWe analyzed the importance of the personal story of every one of us and the possibility to deliver important messages to our listeners. We worked for the courage and determination to make a change and thus to break the prejudices which are obstacles for us to communicate in debt in every case we are working with. We defined the main obstacles for complete communication between us – external, internal, psychological , interpersonal, power connected... and learnt how we could cope with them so that to overcome.
Besides the presented new methods of work the three-day training gave possibility to participants for meetings and sharing good practices. New ideas were shaped during the event.

The training is a part of the project of BFPA, supported by Open Society Foundations Berlin that includes a campaign for engaging via proactive approach non-active citizens for developing pro-active approach and critical thinking, as well as the documentary play ‘The Storytellers’.

 

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