We Become The Stories We Tell
The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves impact how we view ourselves, others and the world around us. These stories impact our actions, our decisions, our relationships and how we navigate situations and challenges. They impact our personal lives and our work lives.
There’s science to back this up: Our brains interpret and understand the world around us through story. We also understand ourselves through story based on what we were told about ourselves by our parents, grandparents, family, teachers, friends, bosses, co–workers, etc. We then create the story or narrative of who we are. Or who we think we are.
The good news is we have the ability to re-wire our brains to tell a different story. And the prompts, reflections and activities within the course are intentionally designed to do just that!
From uncovering and shedding past labels and descriptors that no longer serve you to discovering who you truly are today, each module takes you on a journey toward your new narrative.
Months after completing your program, I am still experiencing the personal and professional aftershocks of the insights I made during the course. Through your unique story-telling approach, I gained insights that I had failed to make during years of therapy.
I think it is a mixture of your own vulnerability and curiosity that allowed me to examine my own mindset in a new way.
You model compassionate self-examination, and this helped me look at my past mistakes as opportunities for growth, rather than as reasons to beat myself up. There was a delightful arc of positivity to the entire course, and lots of reasons to celebrate.
Thank you for helping me reclaim my narrative. As a woman and an abuse survivor, I found this profoundly empowering. ~S. Paul
30 Day Self-Paced On-line Course: Next Session: August 15 to September 12 2018
Three modules containing prompts, reflections and activities serve you to begin to tell your story in a way that truly reflects who you are. There is no “right” way or “wrong” way to do this course, it is all about what works best for you: you choose the path that serves you on this journey of self discovery! Each week includes an online group discussion to share insights, challenges and a-ha moments. Bonus: Facilitator/Moderator Kristin Pedemonti joins you once a week via Zoom for a group video call to answer questions and dive deeper.
Through this hands-on, self-paced course Kristin will provide 21 bite-sized activities so you can begin to construct new stories to tell yourself based on current evidence rather than the chatter in your head. We will create a new narrative that serves you to be more empowered to make better decisions in your personal and work life, step into your skill set, and navigate challenges in a healthier manner.
Is This Course for You?
Would you like to:
- Tell a new story that better reflects who you are today?
- Feel more empowered?
- Pivot from seeing obstacles to seeing opportunities?
- Be able to move through situations/challenges in a healthier way?
Kristin is an award-winning Cause-Focused Storyteller, Speaker and a former finalist in TED Talks Talent Search 2013.
Currently, she also serves as a Storytelling Consultant and Presentation Skills Coach and Trainer at the World Bank as well as other organizations, serving staff to tell the stories behind their data.
Kristin believes in taking risks and in connecting across cultures through story. She was the first American Storyteller accepted to perform in Iran at Kanoon International Storytelling Festival in 2015. Author of 3 books, most recently published in 2017: A Bridge of Story in which she shares her journey selling her home and most of her possessions to create/facilitate a volunteer literacy project in Belize where she donated programs for 33,000 students and trained 800 teachers how to use their own cultural stories in their schools.
Kristin is a huge fan of the power of story to heal; first ourselves and then others. We truly become the stories we tell.
Kristin Pedemonti learned early in life the value and impact of choosing a different story.
Growing up in a dysfunctional family with a chronically, severely depressed father; a Vietnam Veteran he served with an elite special ops core on highly classified missions. Unable to share his story and burdened with it, he tried to kill himself several times and died when Kristin was 22. Her older brother coped with the pain through alcohol and drugs, an alcoholic by age 15, he is now 21 years sober because he too chose a new story. Her mother coped by often living in denial and creating her own reality.
Kristin chose a path out of the darkness through finding ways to share her truth, first through theatre and then the power of Storytelling to heal not only herself but offer a path for others too.
Together, let’s make it one that empowers and uplifts yourself and others.
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A selection of Kristin’s satisfied clients…