Hello and thank you for your curiosity. I will keep this introduction brief but if you wish to look into my background and the background of my project ‘Journal’ then there are a few blogs below that may be of interest.
In its simplest and shortest form, I am a Story Worker (StoryWork). I work with people, professionals and community organisations to develop their hidden strength based stories. I love helping people change their perceptions of themselves and each other, for the better. My interests are around;-
Loss, Grief and Suicide
So I help people to tell positive strength based stories. There are lots of ways that I work with people & organisations but the key features of my work have their roots in the following concepts;-
Asset Based Community Development
Reflective & Exploratory Conversation
Personal Lived Experience
I am inspired by every story I have heard. Many of these have helped me to continue the journey of improving my own life. As such I believe it is important to share our biggest asset, our story with the rest of the world. So, being an artistic & creative person I present these stories in words, pictures & sounds. I make products, magazines, books, films, deliver workshops, public talks, provide reflective assessments and case studies.
I am always open to a cup of tea, a slice of cake and a good, passionate meaningful conversation.