Veterans, you are invited to discover the power of storytelling! Are your stories untold? Veterans often bear the burden of past experiences in silence because they are too painful and want to enjoy time with loved ones. This storytelling weekend will empower you to share these stories and lift the weight of your experiences. The Phoenix Tales Storytelling team will guide you in crafting a true, short, verbal story about a past event from your life.
By creating a new story about a past challenge, you’ll re-author the story you’ve been telling yourself. Gain new perspectives, actively engage in personal healing and growth, and find a new avenue of creative expression by discovering your own Phoenix Tale. You will have an opportunity to share the finished stories with other Veterans at the end, but there is no obligation. This story is for you! You have fought for the freedom of others. Now, set yourself free from the past, have a little fun, and celebrate your triumphs through the magic and power of one of our oldest forms of connection and communication – storytelling!
Phoenix Tales Storytelling uses the art form of personal narrative storytelling as a framework for connection, recovery, growth, change, and healing. This is especially powerful for Veterans who have lived through separation, trauma, violence, and loss. Grief can be particularly challenging for Veterans facing major or chronic illness and mental health or substance use challenges. Phoenix Tales Storytelling team are humans who have met many challenges themselves and have all found healing and growth in the storytelling process. They care greatly about fostering safe, brave, trauma-informed spaces for fun, connection, and creative expression through storytelling.
Lodging, meals, and activities are provided to participants at no cost. A registration fee of $50 will be refunded one week after the completion of the retreat. You must arrange for your own transportation.
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