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Reframing our

stories of shame

into narratives of

Dignity and hope

trauma informed narrative therapy

 

STORY GROUPS

Community. Naming. Reframing. Empathy. Care. Clarity. Fredom. 

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DATE: 1ST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH BEGINNING APRIL 3, 2019

TIME: 6-9PM

LOCATION: THE SHAMA COLLECTIVE (8321 Sangre De Cristo Rd. Suite 200 Littleton, CO 80127)

COST: $45 PER PERSON

LIMIT 6 PEOPLE PER GROUP


THE PROCESS

Write a scene from the movie of your life. 

Read it out loud to a group of strangers. 

Look into their eyes and seeing empathy and curiosity. 

Choose a direction towards the places you want to explore. 

Listen to a collective perspective of the story you’ve never considered.

Receive the goodness others can see in how you survived the scene. 

Name with clarity the harm elusively hiding in dark corners. 

Reframe the shame you internalized to reclaim the beauty of who you are.

Rinse and repeat. 

STEPS FORWARD

Schedule an introductory session with Amy to explore if joining a story group is right for you. 

(Cost $60)

Meet with Amy to learn more about narrative therapy and how you hope it can help you heal.

Check out the writing prompts for the upcoming month and choose one. 

Sign up for one of the 6 spots in the next group

(Cost $45)

Write your narrative.

Come. share. heal. 

amy lorraine au

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I’m a native Texan who took a 17-year detour through Asia with Cru International before putting down roots in the beautiful state of Colorado. I’m a lover of words and images, whether it’s curiosity about the adjectives people use to describe themselves, finding truth in Oscar-nominated movies, seeking solace in the poetry of David Whyte or editing of my first book. I believe well-told stories set our souls free and exchanging the shame of survival for the grief of powerlessness is the wisest way to live.  

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Trauma-Informed Narrative Therapy Lay Certificate 

The Allender Center (2014-2015)


Trauma-Informed Narrative Therapy Externship Program 

The Allender Center (2016-2017)


The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma Healing Conference

Bessel A Van Der Kolk (2016)


Emerging Leaders Development Initiative Story Group Leader & Coach

Young Life (2017-present)

School of Spiritual Direction Level 1 & 2

New Way Ministries (2003, 2006)

Addictions Graduate Course 

Reformed Theological Seminary (2012)

The Story Workshop

The Allender Center (2012)

Leadership Evaluation and Formation Program Coach 

Cru International (2012-2013)

Women’s Sexual Abuse Recovery Workshop Level 1 & 2

The Allender Center (2013, 2016)