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Feb. 23, 2022

Story As Medicine Featuring Kate Brenton

Story As Medicine Featuring Kate Brenton

Story shapes us, but we shape our stories. How we tell our stories can limit us or open way to possibility. While mindset work reveals how stories can emotionally wound, have you considered the power of story to heal wounds? Join me and my guest Kate Brenton for a gorgeous conversation about the impact of story on the body and the medicine of seeing our individual story as part of a larger one.

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In this episode, we explore multiple angles of how we frame our stories impact our experience -- and once we become conscious of that, we can utilize story as a healing modality.

It all starts with examining your stories.

If you're interested in trying out the exercise mini story archaeology exercise I described grab a friend or video record yourself telling a brief story for 2-5 minutes. Here are the prompts to reflect upon afterward.

  • What was my posture (what was your face and body doing) while telling my story?
  • How far did I get into telling my story? (did you get hung up in a particular spot in your story?)
  • What positive keywords can I recall?
  • What negative keywords can I recall?
  • If you told the story to someone else, ask them what keywords and themes they noticed.
  • What was the theme of your story?
  • Is that the theme that you intended?
  • If not, what do you want the theme of that story, or that journey to be?

This exercise is a way to step outside of the lens you wear when you tell that story so you can look at it objectively - and decide if refinement is needed.

I love this conversation with Kate Brenton because we can be all in our brains about our storytelling and our scripts, but stories don't just impact our thoughts. They impact our bodies as well. Our body offers it's intelligence to revealing and healing a story. They can even be stories we didn't consciously realize impacted us until a physical symptom manifests.

Kate offers some gorgeous wisdom around the impact of story and how storytelling is a means of writing your healing journey.

Tune in and let us know what resonates!

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Kate Brenton (she/her)

Teacher / Healer / Author / Mom

Kate Brenton, Ed.M., teacher, healer, author, and mom helps women awaken the brilliance within through empowerment and embodiment. A lifelong teacher, from secondary English to spiritual development, Kate has the archetype for sharing wisdom to empower and elevate. Her podcast, Rebirth, is releasing as her first book Fall 2022.