Story is a map.
The map that gets one person through gets the next person through.
We depend on story to learn from each other,
to inspire values-based action,
to imagine the new ways forward.
Be A Storycatcher
Download our Storycatching Tip Sheet and practice on your own in the grocery line, at the dinner table, in the office.
Christina Baldwin's Spiral of Experience, a map for making sense out of life that can be applied to any life event we work with in story over time
Read and Comment
on our story blog, where we catch stories on the fly and share them.
Learn About Storycatcher
Don't have your own copy of the book Storycatcher yet? Learn more about it.
In this podcast of Michael Margolis (of Get Storied) interviewing Christina on May 25, 2010, part of The New Storytellers series, Michael and Christina discuss self-reflection as a leadership and storytelling practice, and explore the role of narrative as the basis for life transformation.
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...as Christina talks with Jennifer Louden as a guest on Jennifer's "Teach Now" series. Christina speaks about her introduction to teaching, how to open the teaching space to what wants to emerge, preparing to enter and leave teaching space, self-care, addressing self-doubt and how to get out of your own way.
Listen now >> Storycatching—how we speak, write, and listen to each other in our personal, professional, and community lives—has always been a core practice of PeerSpirit work. Since the publication of Christina's book, Storycatcher, Making Sense of our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story, we often combine circle practice and storycatching.
Recent organizational events include:
- ALIA (Shambhala Summer Leadership Institute) 'Story and Leadership' 5-day module
- "A Wealth of Stories: Financial Planning and Client Legacy Tales," a super-session for the Financial Planning Association,
- "The Story of Place, and How it Shapes Communities," for The National League of Cities (download and read an article related to this event)
- "Nature's Beauty and Seven Health Care Metaphors," weaving a narrative thread through three days of plenary sessions for the American Organization of Nurse Executives Annual Meeting
Together, Ann and Christina have worked with:
- Ohio State University, with a keynote and 1-day "Circle and Story" seminar
- Capital Health of Nova Scotia, encouraging a culture of stories in a huge healthcare delivery system;
- Several nursing schools on the need for story sensitivity in training floor nurses;
- The Incarnate Word Foundation, on the power of story to shape the work and message of non-profit agencies.
To delve more deeply into story and Storycatching as a movement, read more about Storycatcher, the book.