Simply read the first three short chapters (aka: three Ways), then…
Note from I Can author and Circle facilitator...
Emotion literacy is a fundamental self & social awareness skill, a skill crucial for clarity and not just in extremely chaotic and confusing times. Any time is a good time to possess and refine one’s sense-abilities and discernment.
Creating characters for the stage taught me a lot about interior landscapes, hidden layers and how critical it is to read them in real life. In the context of emotionally-charged dialogue fraught with content in-between-the-lines begging for translation, emotion literacy is a beacon.
I have been pondering Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (and nuance) for years—as founder and principal artist of Emotion Literacy Advocates—writing and producing in diverse forms, presenting and facilitating discussions in high schools, universities, prisons, conferences, theaters and broadcast media. This kind of work inspires me to rigorously exercise my inquisitive brain.
Because I have made curiosity my practice, personally and professionally, I have come to trust and rely upon the inquiry process and this has remarkably improved my self-knowledge, quality of life and resilience, giving my survival brain some much needed rest.
I offer this program for stretching your capacity to dance with the “I do not know” factors in daily life. I offer this program to expand the definition of vulnerability to include open-hearted states of being as assets, strengths and treasures. I offer this program to connect you to specific tools to bridge your inside to your outside, freely and creatively.
Testimonials from Pamela’s similar narrative-mentorship programs:
Much of what was communicated today was exactly what I needed to help put my own experience in perspective at this moment.
—University of Washington Women’s Center workshop participant
The writing exercise was almost astonishing. You said it would surprise us, it really did…I can’t recall any other moments I could let words come to me so spontaneously.
—Seattle University student
The class gave me insight into what moves me…it was a wonderful format.
—Victoria, parent / Powerful Schools workshop
Because you are able to “read” the emotional content between the lines, the discussion about what I was writing nurtured me at the origin of my creativity process. Not once did I feel a set of values that were not my own guiding the discussion.
—Language arts teacher, novelist