The First Step in Helping Others

Are you interested in learning to help others find healing in their stories? On today’s podcast, Dan challenges you to enter the first step in that work: engage your own story. We invite you to join us for The Story Workshop or To Be Told Conference to look at the themes in your life and learn to write, tell, and live your story in deeper and more transformative ways. Then, to learn more about the Allender Methodology for working with issues of trauma and abuse, join us for the next Effective Trauma Care seminar, March 19-21 in Chicago. This seminar offers specialized training for engaging the symptoms and relational issues that are consequences of harm. Registration is available here.

“Every story that is important needs to be engaged again and again. Every time you engage that story, writing, reflecting, pondering, having it heard and engaged by others, you will have new insight, new awareness, new decisions to make. In that sense, part of the best answer for how to grow to be of help to others is engage your own story in its concatenated and repeated fashion so that you become a story aficionado–somebody who loves story, who is intrigued and curious by story, just as much in your own as in the lives of others.”

“How have you become who you are and who you want to be? Where are you from? Where are you going? […] To ask questions that actually open the heart for change—can you bear that? Do you want that? If so, we would love to be part of seeing you become who you were meant to be.”