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All Levels | This class is dedicated to the role of storytelling in finding relief from distress. Students in this course will learn how storytelling can be used for personal and communal reclamation, including the confrontation of historical pain. Students will understand the role of personal storytelling in counteracting the impact of trauma, and gain storytelling skills they can use for their own empowerment. This course will include a discussion component and the development of a new piece.
Class Type: 2 SessionsFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Poetry, Prose
Term: Spring 2019
Start Date: 04/27/2019
End Date: 04/28/2019
Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$172.00 General Price:
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Dr. Zain Shamoon completed his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies in Fall 2017 at Michigan State University. He also completed a Master's degree in Couple and Family therapy in 2011. He is dedicated to the creation of spaces where people can tell their personal stories on route to their own wellness. In his clinical work, he has served a range of clients, including those wrestling with high anxiety, relational conflict, and severe depression.
In March 2015, he helped launch the Narratives of Pain project, which is a group emotional outlet of personal narrative and catharsis based in Metro Detroit, and now Seattle. Currently, Zain is a professor of Couple and Family Therapy at Antioch University Seattle.