On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Shari Foos Creator of The Narrative Method
We talk about the following
The Creative Method
Building meaningful human connections
Why empathy is important
Why radical gratitude is important
Shari Foos is a Marriage and Family Therapist, adjunct professor and the creator of The Narrative Method, a California 501c3 non-profit organization. Part of the Human Connection movement, TNM creates programs, products and experiences that address the growing isolation and need for real connection through sharing stories. Foos also co-founded the Bridge in 1999, a free humanities program for low-income adults at Antioch University Los Angeles.
She received a MS in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University and a MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. As a sought-after expert on the subjects of relationships, remote group dynamics and meaningful connection, her writing and commentary have appeared in a range of online and print publications and podcasts, including Real Simple, Huffington Post, Women’s Health, KBLA, Fatherly, Thrive Global, Shondaland, The LA Weekly, Sparks & Honey Culture Briefings, Sondership, Let Pleasure be The Measure, and Bustle.
Ms. Foos serves on the board of the City Kids Foundation and is the recipient of the New Directions for Veterans Community Hero Award (2015) and The Antioch University Los Angeles Lifetime Achievement Award (2016).
The Narrative Method is a non-profit organization Shari Foos founded in 2014 to connect diverse people to themselves and each other through personal storytelling and other connective experiences. The organization counts NYU Los Angeles, Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab at the USC Marshall School of Business, Antioch University Los Angeles, LA Unified School District, City Kids Foundation, New Directions for Veterans, Get Lit, GAP Inc., and Kaiser Permanente among its long list of current and previous clients and collaborators.
Shari’s Social Media
Shari’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shari-foos-7b083214/
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Company Website: http://www.thenarrativemethod.org/
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Shari invites you to her weekly zoom calls at www.thenarrativemethod.com
Clear your head and open your mind to a fun and creative experience of short form creative writing. Shari also hosts other great weekly zoom topics.
I'm going to give you a little self soothing tool. When you're stressed out, this is something you could do anywhere. Take your dominant hand and put it firmly on your heart so that you feel your heartbeat. That hand is kind of the most grown up and that part of you is telling your fears, your worries, it's cool, don't worry.
But from the inside, you feel that pressure and you can relax. Because it is a way to signal to your unconscious. The way you know your mom or your dad or someone who loved you may have loved would say, it's okay. You don't have to worry and it can calm you down really fast.
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