The Narrative Method is an award-winning 501c3 program that brings together diverse individuals to profoundly connect through sharing their stories and their humanity. The philosophy and practice are influenced by concepts and theories across many paradigms, including psychology, narrative medicine, social justice, creative writing and improvisation.

Narrative A.W.E.

The Narrative Method’s  3-Steps to Narrative A.W.E. provides the framework for building awareness, wonder, empathy and the communication skills that broaden perspectives, increase tolerance for differences and transform relationships.  READ MORE

TESTIMONIALS

“The only thing I didn’t like was that it ended.”

“It’s so interesting to walk into a room where you don’t know anyone and experience such intimate and open conversation. It’s like everyone just knows they are in a safe and open space.”

“exquisite compassion”

“… radical and subversive—love embodied”

“it opened my eyes”

The Narrative Method is an award-winning 501c3 program that brings together diverse individuals to profoundly connect through sharing their stories and their humanity. The philosophy and practice are influenced by concepts and theories across many paradigms, including psychology, narrative medicine, social justice, creative writing and improvisation.  

Narrative A.W.E. provides the framework for building awareness, wonder, empathy and the communication skills that broaden perspectives, increase tolerance for differences and transform relationships. 

There are many ways to see. Storytelling, inspiring media and imaginative experiences evoke open conversations that offer participants new ways to see themselves and the world. Without criticism or shame, they are encouraged to reconsider the assumptions and beliefs that may have limited their thinking and maintained barriers to their potential. We reject the idea of ‘normal’ and challenge the cultural messages that value politeness over honesty and intimacy. The Narrative Method taps our intellect and awareness to recognize kneejerk reactions that stand in the way of sincere communication.

Stories are the human currency that cut through differences in race, religion, values and beliefs. Sharing stories synchronizes our brains and hearts the way mother’s presence and loving gaze regulates her child. Feeling heard and known provides a sense of belonging and shared meaning that is essential to cognitive and emotional development. It increases empathy, reduces stress, normalizes our feelings, lowers blood pressure and positively impacts the way we feel and behave. Because our stories define how we understand our place in the world, we invite participants to explore their stories through many lenses.

Just because we speak the same language doesn’t mean we’re communicating. Words alone do not make our thoughts and intentions obvious to others. In fact, 90% of all communication is nonverbal and often unconscious—and impossible to communicate without eye contact and the ability to read body language and facial expressions. The Narrative Method emphasizes the importance of reading subtle and nuanced signals, sounds and words. Visual connections, listening techniques and reflective exercises reduce misinterpretations and enhance clear communication.

Pull back the blinds to rediscover your voice, your dreams and your true potential.

Join Shari Foos:

Community Conversations:
Coming Home From Combat
FEB 9, 2018 AT 6–7:30PM
KIRK DOUGLAS THEATER – CULVER CITY

MORE INFO ON PANELISTS HERE

The Narrative Salon

This award-winning group experience is a magical adventure of depth, humor and unapologetic subversiveness that reboots your perception of yourself and others. The Narrative Salon is a tapestry of compelling media clips, storytelling and creative writing, wrapped around discussions that challenge the cultural norms that keep us separate and isolated.  See the world through the eyes of a stranger and discover our common humanity.Outsiders are insiders. Ideas are our toys. Come and play.

Wednesdays 7:15 – 9:30 pm

West Los Angeles

Address with RSVP

Shari Foos

“Completely shattered my entrenched narrative in the best ways.”

“The only thing I didn’t like was that it ended.”

“Utterly groundbreaking!”

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