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Stories that Heal

Posted by Carl Gough on Sunday, May 19, 2019,

So today is the final day of Mental Health Awareness Week.  I guess if I was going to have a meltdown, then this would be a pretty ironic week to have it – But I do love irony!

Mid-way through the week and for no particular reason I found myself in a flat spin, a rising anxiety, the sense of panic that heralded the onset of an emotional maelstrom. Many years ago when I first experienced this inner confusion it was painfully disorientating. My inability to recognise these feelings for what ...


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The Eternal Frenemy - Art v Science

Posted by Carl Gough on Sunday, May 12, 2019,

The Eternal Frenemy – Art verses Science

The Arts and The Sciences have never been comfortable bed fellows – but does it really need to be that way?

My journey to becoming a storyteller has not been conventional (if there is a such a thing). By this I mean my early career was rooted in ‘The Sciences’ not 'The Arts'. In truth, there are times when this can become quite isolating; for example I have received dismissive comments such as ‘you won’t understand, you’re not from an a...


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Is it time to get angry?

Posted by Carl Gough on Monday, May 6, 2019,

Is it time to get angry? In an age where our future is at risk, perhaps anger can make a difference.

I’m not easy to anger. To be honest it’s an emotion that scares me; a powerful Genie that I try not to let out of its bottle in case I can’t control it. The flip side of avoiding and suppressing anger is a high degree of patience – let’s face it there’s little choice in the matter if anger is a no go zone. I used to be quite proud of my ability to keep a cool head – ‘Patience is...


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Why Storytelling?

Posted by Carl Gough on Sunday, May 5, 2019,

Why Storytelling? - the mistake I made in not recognising the value of storytelling:
 

When I first set up my business, storytelling was just intended to be the glue to join the two main activities of environmental education and creativity. In hindsight, I had a very poor appreciation for the wider role and appeal of stories back then, but that was about to change. Within the first year of business 90% of bookings were for storytelling. By year two, I’d scrapped the original business plan and...


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Here you'll find some broad subjects but all posts are rooted in storytelling in one way or another. All posts are just personal reflections based upon my experiences and background. Thanks for dropping by and hope you find something worth your time. Comments are welcomed but not essential.

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