Workshop and Public Performance
A Participatory Storytelling Experience
The air felt electrified as Sharon began to talk about money. It was a tender topic to discuss. She courageously shared, inspired by others’ tales of triumph and tragedy. Her relief at the end of our group experience was palpable, as she felt a deep sense of belonging and purpose.
Like Sharon, you can discover the generosity of storytelling and the insight that comes from hearing others’ experiences. Come to “Funny Money”. It combines a participatory method of community storytelling and theater called Story Bridge. A metamorphosis happens as money stories are woven with music, myth, and laughter.
Come participate in this unique experience intended to remove anything that stands between you and your prosperity.
Shift your understanding of money and feel more:
Confident making wise decisions
Clear about your priorities
Satisfied with your unique value
Based on cutting-edge research and developed over 20 years, the Story Bridge Method empowers people to shift how they live while accepting who they are in a way that inspires others to do the same. Over the course of this one-day workshop, you will be both storyteller and performer as we quest for self and group discovery.
Here's what we will be doing:
1. We set the space, and the group starts authentically relating with each other, and about money via dynamic communication games.
2. In pairs, each person will share the story they most want to share, and experience being deeply heard and seen.
3. In small groups, certain stories are chosen to become that afternoon's performance.
4. As a whole group and in small groups, we prepare the stories to be performed, weaving in movement and music as the group desires.
5. Performance time!
6. Audience and performers reflect on performance.
7. Audience members and performers experience an offers and needs market to deepen aha's and self/community connection.
This process invites a greater understanding of your relationship with money. You’ll receive insights into your identity, your circumstance, and your path. As your story flows into the stories of others, you will grow and change along with it. When you adapt to the group consciousness, you experience a new reality, crossing the divide from an alienated “I” to a cherished “we.” Expect magic.
Join the workshop for only $55 (
$85), which includes lunch on the workshop.
Want to enjoy the experience but can’t join us for the workshop?
Then come to the public matinee on Sunday, October 8, from 3 to 5 PM.
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You give your donations at the door for the Sunday matinee, October 8, 3 - 4 PM with a lively discussion following. The suggested donation is $10 and up, and most of the proceeds will be given to the Rose Circle.
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For Sunday lunch, workshop participants will be having organic vegetarian Greek food prepared by the Ashland Coop, including spanakopitas and salad. We will provide light snacks and tea. If possible, we would like you to stay at the Grange during the entire workshop.
Because of the planning required, we require at least a 48-hour cancellation notice, and you will get all but $10 of your payment refunded.
Both are at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Rd., Ashland, Oregon. You can check out google map here.
Yes. Because we are preparing a live performance in such a short time, we require everyone to commit to attending the entire workshop. If you cannot commit to the whole workshop but still want a taste, please consider attending the performance on Sunday, October 8, 3 - 4 PM. There will be an hour-long post-performance dynamic discussion to reflect on what we learned, experienced, and uncovered through this creative artform.
Please bring a refillable water bottle and, on Sunday only, a bagged lunch. Pen and paper are suggested.
Crystal Arnold is the founder of Money-Morphosis and the Discover Your True Wealth courses. After graduating from Southern Oregon University in 2007 with a degree in international economics, she has designed and facilitated workshops, community events, and discussion panels about money. She has inspired hundreds of people to have a healthier relationship with money. Her courses serve to illuminate the individual’s relationship with money and value. Her written work has appeared in journals, magazines, and in the book called Reinhabiting the Village. She is currently Director of Education at the Post Growth Institute. Learn more money-morphosis.com.
Rebecca Rhapsody is a storyweaver. She is the co-founder of the Story Connective and has over ten years of teaching artist experience as a champion of creativity and self/group connection. She is also the Project Leader and a facilitator for the Story Bridge team. A life-long student of permaculture and social artistry, Rhapsody is passionate about connecting people to themselves, each other, and the earth through inspiring stories and experiences. Learn more at storyconnective.org
“In a culture of scarcity and perfectionism, there is a surprisingly simple reason we want to own, integrate, and share our stories of struggle. We do this because we feel the most alive when we are connecting with others and being brave with our stories.
It’s in our biology.”
-Dr. Brené Brown