The value of storytelling is increasingly recognised across a number of disciplines, from art to leadership, research, equalities and teaching. Stories engage our emotions as well as our minds, making them an extremely powerful communication and learning tool in a wide range of settings.
We can help you understand how to tell stories, how to create stories and how to use story as a tool in your work.
Our storytelling training courses cover the art and performance of storytelling and its application for engagement, learning and support. Perhaps you want to build confidence in presentation and performance, to better engage and support the people you work with, or to make learning more fun.
Maybe you want to help people to tell their stories or use storytelling as a means to raise awareness or create change.
Whatever you want to achieve through storytelling, we can provide the skills you need.
This session covers physicality, voice, eye contact, pace, learning stories and many other factors of storytelling. This is an excellent introduction to storytelling and a great way to increase confidence and communication skills.
Perfect for: Everyone
Next course: Tuesday February 2nd 9:30am – 12:30pm
Storytelling can help us to see people holistically, to focusing on strengths and building mutual understanding of need. This session will help practitioners enhance time spent with the people they support. We will provide you with subtle storytelling techniques and activities that can gently encourage anybody to tell their own story and identify their own goals.
Perfect for: Health and social care practitioners, managers and frontline staff.
Breathe new magic into objects in this session for people who regularly work with objects and artefacts. We will show you how to make your stories more exciting and engaging for your audience, while embedding and enriching learning.
Perfect for: Museum and art gallery curators and tour guides, community artists and storytellers
Working with participants who struggle to concentrate? This comprehensive series of games, stories and exercises will help you get groups, from challenging young people to tearaway tots, up on their feet and engaging with stories. This high energy training session will give you tools to keep their focus through fun.
Perfect for: All teachers, Youth Workers, Community Arts leaders, storytellers
Multi-sensory storytelling (MSST) maximises all the senses, reducing language and focusing on other channels. This session introduces the practice and provides you with the resources to deliver a multi-sensory story to your group along with skills to continue developing multi-sensory stories in future. This is ideal in contexts where language is impaired and other forms of communication are key.
Perfect for: Early years practitioners, People supporting ALN or CLN participants, People supporting older adults
Stories can be powerful, but how do we harness that power and build an engaging story? If you want to help people develop their lived experience into interesting inspiring tales, to tell the story of your organisation or simply improve your presentation of any factual information, this session is what you need.
A key skill of the storyteller is to tell their tale naturally without learning a ‘script’. This course teaches this skill, so you can tell any story at any time without the fear of forgetting. If you worry about freezing up, if you rely too heavily on reading out loud or are looking to take story from page to the imagination this is for you.
Perfect for: Nursery and Primary school teachers; Library staff; storytellers and anybody working with stories