The Power in Story Exploration (Intensive 3 of 3)

Intensive 3
Facilitated by Aaron Stern and Chrissie Orr, The Power in Story series is designed for people working with story across disciplines and applications, including artists and teaching artists, leaders, therapists, health workers and teachers. It is relevant for all who recognize the capacity of story to enliven and heal, whether experienced story workers or those who want to introduce story into their work.

Event Details

Date: September 27th - September 29th, 2019
Time: Multi-day Event
Location: Academy Campus in Seton Village
Notes: Intensive 3 is the final workshop in the series following Intensives 1 and 2.
  • Early Bird Registration (by August 2nd) $400.00
  • Regular Registration $425.00
  • Early Bird Registration w/ lodging (by August 2nd) $550.00
  • Regular Registration w/ lodging $575.00
Friday the 27th September | 5:30pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday the 28th September | 9:00am - 8:00 pm
Sunday the 29th September | 9:00am - 4:00 pm

Stories have the power to help us understand ourselves and others. Stories help us find our way. Our identities, our relationships, our communities, and even large social systems, all revolve around unifying and fundamental stories that have grown within us, and into which we have grown. Stories can persuade, activate, motivate, and instruct but, above all, through story we can learn and transform. Through the series we will look at story as it lives in self, group and community, and the larger systems in which we are all situated, building on each intensive and deepening our capacities as we go. Series participants will be supported in the application of their learnings through group video conference calls following the Intensives 1 and 2.


Intensive 3 turns towards community and consideration of working with story in different contexts. Essential in this is consideration of the powerful – and at times insidious – systemic stories that underpin our individual and shared experiences. We explore a variety of work-forms for activating story, processes for reflection and integration, and consider the facilitation of what we call a ‘learning field’ – a context in which the vulnerability of sharing stories is both invited and compassionately supported.


Throughout the series we explore:

  • What is the power in story?
  • How can we own our own story, and dwell in it, and come to know ourselves through it?
  • There is great stability in the learning spirit. How do we keep that spirit alive in ourselves as we open to others’ stories?
  • What is the thread of learning within community? How do we enliven that thread ethically through story?
  • As we witness and participate in the movements and changes impacting our community and our planet, what holds us as the story changes?


Intensive 1 
Friday, March 1st, 5:30pm – Sunday, March 3rd, 4pm

Friday, May 3rd, 5:30pm – Sunday, May 5th, 4pm

Follow Up Zoom for Intensive 1
May 29th at 10am MT

Intensive 2
Friday, June 28th, 5:30pm – Sunday, June 30th, 4pm

Follow Up Zoom for Intensive 2
September 4th at 10am MT

Intensive 3
Friday, September 27th, 5:30pm – Sunday, September 29th, 4pm


Program Package
Includes: Full workshop, two lunches and two dinners. Does not include lodging.

Discount: Current and former EOL cohort members and their family members may use promo code EOL Story for 20% off of The Power in Story workshop registration.

Scholarship:  If you are between the age of 18 – 28, contact Laura Pancoast to learn more about our scholarship opportunities.

Non-Residential Fees:

  • Early bird registration for Intensive 2 is August 2nd – $400 
  • Regular registration – $425

Residential Fees: 

  • Early bird registration for Intensive 2 is August 2nd – $550
  • Regular registration – $575

Residential Details:

  • Three nights accommodation
  • Double occupancy
  • Extra nights: please indicate if you would like to stay at the Academy for any extra nights ($50 double occupancy; $80/night single occupancy)


Academy Campus in Seton Village
Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe, NM, USA

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