Mindful Storymaking


A 3-day workshop combining mindfulness, creativity and storytelling for change-makers

19-22 September 2020 

with Claire Thompson and Bethan John

At a time where the daily narratives of unregulated growth and consumption drive environmental destruction and social inequality, we need to change the stories we live by to change the world. 

So …what’s your story?

Storytelling makes us human. Our narratives shape our personal and collective experiences, impacting and influencing our inner and outer worlds. Stories can connect and inspire. And they can divide and destroy. The way in which we relate to these narratives and shape them ultimately determines our individual and collective well-being.

Neither revolution nor reformation can ultimately change a society, rather you must tell a powerful tale, one so persuasive that it sweeps away the old myths & becomes the preferred story”

Storytelling to Myth-Making – Ivan Illich

Through mindfulness-based approaches, group reflections and creative writing exercises in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Nantlle valley, this workshop will explore how creative and authentic storytelling can enable us to contribute to a happier, more peaceful world that is striving to be sustainable.



The programme will begin with insights into the functions and natural patterns of the human mind and an exploration of the power of its narratives over our individual and collective lives. In an open, fun and supportive setting, participants will then be guided in developing the ability to (re)connect with their own natural creativity and imagination to build and tell their own unique stories. This process of shaping and telling our stories can not only lead to our own well-being but also has huge power to inspire action for creating a more inclusive and sustainable world.


Residential and Non-residential places available

For more information about the tutors of this course please see: Claire or: Bethan

To book download the booking form or download the leaflet for a full course description


Transparency has always been one of Trigonos’s essential values and that includes how we deal with your personal data. We therefore welcome the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force in May 2018.


GDPR applies to every EU based organisation that processes personal data. The regulation ensures that you know how organisations deal with your data and protect it from wrong use. The law states that your personal data belongs to you and the GDPR sets out clear rules on how organisations should collect, use and store your personal data


Trigonos has produced a privacy statement that aims to be as fair and transparent as possible and is in line with the GDPR. The privacy statement is set out here.


We greatly value your engagement with Trigonos and hope that we will be able to continue our interaction with you well into the future

By using our website you agree that we can place cookies on your device. More information including how to disable cookies is available in our Privacy Statement