A Quest To Wage Peace: How Your Story Propels You Towards A Summit or An Abyss (SKU: AH-P-353)
Futurehealth StoryCon 20 minute presentation by Colleen Turner.
The way we tell our real life stories can impact how they turn out. Highlights from Lieutenant Colonel Turner's story: "A Quest To Wage Peace" illustrates this phenomena and helps the listener understand how they can advance the outcomes of their own quests by telling their stories from the perspective of a champion.
ArchePaths: Self-Initiation Through Story (SKU: AG-P-012)
Futurehealth StoryCon 20 minute presentation by Pamela Jaye Smith. Talk Warrior, Monk, Scientist, Magician, and Lover?? What Path are you on? How about your story characters? Your clients? Your colleagues? Discover the three levels and three aspects of each Path. Explore the Ageless Wisdom of the ArchePaths for story character creation, personal growth, counseling, group dynamics, leadership, and team building.
Creating Our Next Mythologies (SKU: AG-P-229)
Futurehealth StoryCon 20 minute presentation by Pamela Jaye Smith.
Visionary story-tellers can both reflect and help shape the zeitgeist of an era. This talk presents Seven Thematic Approaches to insightful stories, plus a new look at Character Transformation, all from the Ageless Wisdom of our most powerful and timeless myths.
Many mythic systems envision the ideal pattern for the evolution of people, cultures, and the species as a progression from Tribal Consciousness to Individual Consciousness to Group Consciousness. We will explore in depth aspects and manifestations of each level, methods of growth and transformation, and ways to express same in language both verbal and visual.
Method Storytelling (SKU: AH-W2-315)
Futurehealth StoryCon 2 hour workshop presentation by Karen Jacobs.
Explore your own history. Access the demons and crises in your life, identify nature experiences and render their marrow for your story telling.
We will do group and individual processes to mine our own lives, to locate our most intense emotional experience. We will practice ways to utilize this marrow to render compelling stories.
Organic Storytelling (SKU: AH-P-358)
Futurehealth StoryCon 20 minute presentation by Karen Jacobs.
Great stories originate in the mind of the creator. By articulating remembered feelings the writer can engage the audience wiht authentic emotional resonance.
Precognitive Dreams and the Everyday Physics of Free Will (SKU: AG-P-083)
Futurehealth StoryCon 20 minute presentation by Craig Webb.
Have you ever dreamt of events that later come to pass in waking life? If so, you are in good company along with 2/3 of the general population. Can such information be harvested for beneficial and practical use? The new hit TV show "Medium" shows one application -- helping to solve crimes, but there are many others. For many people, such dreams bring fear or guilt, since most of us have no training about how to handle such experiences. Others are skeptical that such premonitions are even possible or more than just random chance. This presentation will explore the science, experience and applications of such dreams and visions.
Shaman's Mind, Shaman's Work, Shaman's Dialogue (SKU: AG-W2-023)
Futurehealth Workshop Lewis Mehl-Medrona
In this workshop, we will explore the shamans (indigenous or aboriginal healers) take on mind, consciousness, health, and illness. We will compare this aboriginal way of gaining knowledge with European-derived cultures? insistence upon external expertise that is codified in categories and algorithms of practice. Many Western mindsets would view this story about mind as preposterous, invalid, or even psychotic, yet shamans quietly go about their work in communities where there reputation and livelihood is based upon sufficient success as to be noticed. We will close by discussing what we can learn from shamanic practice to enrich our own practices.
Stories and Transformation (SKU: AG-P-030)
Futurehealth Plenary Talk Lewis Mehl-Medrona
No guidelines, algorithms, or principles exist for sudden, dramatic transformations in the lives of individuals, communities, or cultures. We may be able to predict when transformation is about to occur, but its directions are outside of our grasp. In this presentation, we will consider stories as a source of wisdom for how to transform. Aboriginal culture is replete with stories of spiritual and other transformations, the repetition of which, installs in the listener an intuitive sense for how to proceed and the belief that sudden transformation, even against all odds, is possible.
Storytelling - the World's Greatest Marketing Tool, How to Create Stories That Persuade, Motivate and Sell (SKU: AG-P-112)
Futurehealth Plenary Talk by Sally Strackbein
Your own stories dramatically improve your ability to attract people and clients who are right for you. We explore how to use stories on websites, in marketing material and in "elevator speeches."
You learn how to turn your experiences into stories that touch emotions moving people to act. You learn:
=> Why today's marketing needs to be personal to work
=> How to craft stories that evoke emotions
=> How to find your own story and make it a marketing tool for you
Structure and Flow (SKU: AG-P-198)
Futurehealth Plenary Talk by Steve Barnes
From one perspective, all that there is, in any discipline, is Structure: the component aspects, the technical considerations, the vocabulary of a craft, and Flow, the ability to move these components to unconscious competance and simply dance with the currents of emotion and art. Brain surgeon, jet pilot, athlete, martial artist, lover...it doesn't matter. To define the former and learn to enter into the latter is the doorway to mastery.
SYMBOLS & IMAGERY AS STORY ELEMENTS & INFORMATION VECTORS (SKU: AH-P-251)
Futurehealth Plenary Talk Pamela Jaye Smith
SYMBOLS & IMAGERY AS STORY ELEMENTS & INFORMATION VECTORS
How the ancients used Symbols & Imagery to convey information and create specific responses.
What modern neuroscience shows us about how S&I function.
How you can use S&I as story devices.
How you can use S&I as vectors in non-fiction situations to convey information.
The Future of Consciousness (SKU: AH-P-250)
Futurehealth Plenary Talk by Pamela Jaye Smith
THE FUTURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS
What Myth and Metaphysics Foresee.
What Science Observes.
What Media Shapes.
What Imagination Creates.
The Mything Side of the Mind: (The Perilous Rapture of Fundamentalistic Thinking) (SKU: AH-P-383)
Futurehealth WinterBrain 20 minute plenary presentation by Stephen Larsen
The thesis of this paper is based on Dr. Larsen?s forthcoming book entitled: Perilous Rapture: On the Dangers of Fundamentalistic Thinking. Larsen takes the position that some kinds of myths are extremely dangerous, and polarize our duality-prone nervous systems still further, into dysfunctional and even pathological patterns. The thesis dates from an idea of Joseph Campbell?s that our brains are the hardware, and culture the software, of human functioning.
The Neurophysiological Substrate of Archetype (SKU: AG-P-008)
Futurehealth WinterBrain 20 minute plenary presentation by Jay Gunkelman.
The functioning of the mind and brain imply memory function, and this short talk will focus on a mechanism for "memory"... from storage and retrieval, to short term and long term memory. The neurophysiological underpinnings of memory contain within the cognitive neuroscience some direct implications regarding a mechanism for archetypal memory. This talk will attempt to communicate some of the mystery and awe that are inherent to real neuroscience.
THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE (SKU: AH-W2-252)
Futurehealth WinterBrain Meeting Workshop by Pamela Jaye Smith
THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE
Myths of Tragedy and Catharsis
Does Modern Media Fulfill the Same Service?
If not, why?
How can we remedy that?