About me

me and my story

I am a storyteller with a background in mental health nursing spanning several decades, hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and communication skills training including the use of verbal and non-verbal skills in working with aggression and violence.

My work is focused on understanding the relationship between myth, story and our relationships and sense of self. I am interested in how we create our sense of identity through story, “storying” ourselves and our experience of the world into being, and how this understanding can help lead to greater healing, well being and the ability to process past trauma.

My story

I have been fascinated by traditional stories and storyelling since I was a child, growing up on a diet of the BBC Home Service in the 60s and 70s, Native American origin stories, Norse and Greek myths and a father who would drive around the country visting churches and telling stories both of the churches themeslves and of the far more pagan landscape they were embedded in.
I later became in humanistic psychology and the human potential movement when I trained to be a mental health nurse, and around this time, I had the honour of playing didgeridoo for Indigenous Australian Elder and storyteller, Francis Firebrace, who gave me permission to tell some of his tradition stories in return. I had the good fortune to be invited to do a workshop for a Girl Guide group in St Neots where I told some of his tales and was granted the singular honour of being made an honourary Girl Guide!

Workshops

I facilitate a number of story based workshops, both face to face and online, related to well being, mental health, reconnecting with the enchanted landscape and more. If you wish to be notified when such workshops come up, please sign up to my newsletter here. Your details will never be shared with a  third party.

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