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    •     Community Building
      •     Language Preserving


Asheville Area


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Story Medicine for Eldering (SM4E)(C)

This five-week experience is a deep, layered journey exploring our relationship with time.  This class is for participants aged 50+.  We will explore some myths of aging, raise questions, and uncover new approaches to the autumn and winter stages of life.   This class will end in an elder rite conducted by an ordained minister/healer.

This course is offered once each year, in the Spring.

Story Medicine in Films (SMIF)C)

This six-week course offers an in-depth excursion into some of the industry’s fine films.  We draw from well-written stories, beautifully set/photographed, well acted films with a message.  Some films are classic while others are rare finds.  Together, we hunt for their medicine.  Share the fun of this extraordinary course.  Our guarantee: You will never watch a film in the old way again.

This course is offered once each year.

Story Medicine for Racial Healing (SM4RH)(C)

This seven-week intensive includes an emphasis on ceremony, group learning and healing.  The experience includes responses to  history, exploration of causes and effects of oppression and institutional racism.  The instruction offers practical tools, employing a multi-media palate of materials.

(Because of the depth of this experience, we have developed a Learning Community designed for students finishing the class and desiring opportunities for more learning.)

This course is offered once each year in the Fall.

Internship Program    

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Our is a 15-month healing program of self-exploration and study organized by quarters and with quarterly retreats.  The program culminates with a ceremonial rite honoring the newly certified Story Medicine facilitators.

Next class begins in December 2019. 

To inquire, contact us at

[email protected]

Certified Facilitators

  • Adam, Z.
  • Chandler, E.
  • Lengnick, L
  • Lumb, B. T.
  • Perkinson, N.
  • Xiong, C.
  • Wells, C.



Story Medicine for Educators: Tapping a Valuable Classroom Resource

Story Medicine for Racial Healing

What Have You Done With Your Pain?

Story Medicine for the Mother/Daughter Dynamic

Do you Really Know Your Story?


      Community Leaders!  We can tailor workshops to meet the needs of your group. 

      To schedule a workshop, contact us for details.

Reading Circles


Story Medicine offers an opportunity for writers to show themselves their own vulnerability and strengths all in one breath.  I am better able to hear, see and write my stories from a renewed perspective of gentleness and gratitude, and most especially, to stand more grounded in my truth.  Story Medicine heals through narrative. V. M.

If you long for meaning, connection, your voice, a fresh perspective, deep listening, empathy, honesty, and growth, then Story Medicine is the place.  It provides the opportunity to reflect and rewrite your story in a safe space.  Before it’s over, you’ll see we are all part of the same story. D. M.

In this class, I learned again that we are not alone.  I was surrounded by remarkable people dealing with similar issues within their own selves and confronting the madness that is going on now and has been going on for centuries.

And I explored how writing connects my particular story – from the inner world of the self – with the larger story – being told and written in history.

Surrounded by amazing fellow travelers, I explored how my particular experience with the unseen world, intolerance, vulnerability, privilege, spirituality and forgiveness connects with how these themes play out for others whose burdens have been immensely heavier than mine. E.C.

     Instructions for Reading Circles:


Meta’s books spark transformative discussions for women’s book 

clubs, social clubs,  civic or focus groups.  To schedule a 

Reading Circle, contact us for details.



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