The Miracle of Community: Reflections on 2024 Community Storytelling Training

On the edge of the Columbia Gorge forty-one strangers from fourteen states gathered to learn the skills and sensibilities of community-building. Together we sat in a large circle. Together we learned how to listen, how to speak, how to breathe, how to laugh, how to name difficult truths, how to [...]

Belonging: Facilitating Community Conversations with Willamette University

One by one community members from the Nestucca Valley School District taped their yellow piece of construction paper on the back wall forming a circle of sun rays. On each paper was written a word or phrase representing what a person wanted to remember after sharing stories with others: [...]

By |2024-04-09T16:01:12-07:00Apr 9, 2024|Compassion, Events, Mark Yaconelli, News, Oregon, Storytelling, The Hearth|

Stories of our Graduates: Christy da Rosa – 2022 Certificate in Community Storytelling

“I didn’t expect to cry so much.” Christy da Rosa laughed. Since her experience as a social worker focusing on community mental health and undergoing her own burnout in the process, Christy has been interested in working with trauma on a daily basis. Now as a PhD student and research [...]

Updates on Care for Community Builders Retreats

Beginning in 2022, The Hearth received funding from the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, and the Carpenter Foundation to pilot practices that increase healing, resiliency, and sustainability for those community members who serve the public. In collaboration with Trauma Informed Oregon, we are piloting a series of “Care [...]

By |2023-07-20T15:16:42-07:00Jun 26, 2023|Care for Community Builders Retreats, News, The Hearth|
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