Wisdom Keepers ~
Sharing wisdom through the art of storytelling
When I was a young man, I remember it was common to sit around an elder, a group of people, and even peers and listen to their stories, experiences and life lessons. In my childhood this would happen in my mother’s beauty shop, fishing with my uncle and during summers with tribal elders around a fire with lots of drumming. With so many other ways now to communicate, the tradition of verbal story telling has lost its power.
I still believe this is a very useful and empowering form of communication and knowledge sharing—so every month I am going to ask a few students to share their story. You are more than welcome to come and join this powerful communication practice of Storytelling. ~André Salvage
Join us for these next Storytelling events:
January 14th: BOBBY-D CHILD - Changing the labels
Master David Williams was a “Bobby-D Child” which is a term for someone who was brought up in the foster care system. The negative labels, judgments and biases that are imposed on these children effect their lives in a variety or unhealthy ways.
Master Dave will share his unique story of the effects of being a “Bobby-D Child” and anecdotes about how he learned to survive and thrive. Come and hear this wisdom keeper’s story and learn life lessons that can apply to everyone and to every aspect of your life.
Discussion to follow the storytelling.
About the storyteller:
Master Dave is an entrepreneur and owner of SuperDaveDog where he specializes in walking, sitting and training for dogs and cats—“it’s all about the cats and dogs.” A true dog and animal whisperer, Dave lives in the city with his wife Kirstin and his two sons.
More Information: Wisdom Keepers Storytelling Jan. 14th
January 26th: Rape Prevention — Healing the Family Legacy of Rape
Master Barbara Koehler’s grandmother was raped at 18 years of age and this violent act meant deep shame, stigma and secrecy. Somehow, she survived, got married and had Barbara’s mother. But the legacy of shame, powerlessness, and guilt stayed with her family and has been passed down and manifested in a variety of ways that we can label as both healthy and unhealthy.
“Kung Fu means so much more than just defending myself.”
Master Koehler will share how the history of her Grandmother’s rape has affected the women in her family and how this art and her life’s journey have and continue to reframe the historic story of past trauma.
More Information: Wisdom Keepers Storytelling Jan. 26th
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