Our Work is

  •     Life Changing
    •     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 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.


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Women's Word Medicine: Healing the Mother/Daughter Dynamic (WWM)(W)

Story Medicine for Money: Meeting, Healing a Challenging Relationship (SM4M)(W)

Internship Program    

    Adinkrahene – Chief Adinkra Symbol

                 greatness, charisma and leadership

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Certified facilitators are our leaders, first demonstrating the modality in and for themselves within the year’s training.  Facilitators are qualified to teach, to help shape our SM community with new ideas, and, to represent this work professionally.  The self-directed, self-healing program emphasizes three main areas: educate, demonstrate, facilitate.  Interns begin educating themselves using the program curriculum.  They expand upon their self-discovery by demonstrating the ways the modality has helped them to more fully express and be who they are over the course of their training.  Finally, they find ways to facilitate the modality in their work and commuunity, documented through their writing. 

Next class begins in March 06, 2020.

To inquire, contact us at

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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 

Attention: Women’s Book Clubs!

Contact us for group sales and memorable author readings! 

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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.

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