Storytelling and the Art of Listening
Stories and metaphors that shape our lives
Konradstrasse 18, 8005 Zürich
Story telling is one of the highest and most common activities of human beings. Story telling creates and preserves meaning for us in all situations – whether we are talking to friends and family, making a case to business associates or to potential clients, or whether a client is telling their therapist about their issues and difficulties, or a therapist is talking to their colleagues or supervisor.
Stories often concern our established, habitual existence or behavior. They can also be about what we want to change in order to organize new shapes and actions and possibilities. This is where the art of story listening enters the scene.
This seminar, through lecture, demonstration, small group and individual exercises and activities, will provide principles and practices of story listening based on a somatic and formative methodology. Attention to the enactment of the story, with a focus on gesture and movement, as well as story content and its emotional implications, will be an important part of the approach. The seminar will also provide opportunities for therapists, coaches, and others to examine their own personal style of listening.
Dr. James Jim Feil
Jim Feil, MA, DC, RPP, RCST has been in the field of complementary health care since 1970. He began his career in the healing arts by studying with Dr. Randolph Stone, founder of Polarity Therapy, from 1970 to 1973. He began practicing Polarity Therapy in California in 1973, and started teaching and training therapists in 1976. He was one of the founding directors of the American Polarity …