Transform your pain + passion into purpose through the art of storytelling in recovery.
Introduction to Recovery Storytelling | A SHE RECOVERS® Through Self-Expression Online Workshop
April 2, 2023 @ 12:30 PM PT / 3:30 PM ET / 8:30 PM GMT
Your story has the power to ignite individual + collective healing.
In 2022, SHE RECOVERS was able to reach over 3 million women in or seeking recovery. Sadly an estimated 34 million women are still suffering from mental health/substance use disorders.
We believe that the transformational and empowering craft of storytelling can help change the narrative of recovery and inspire others who are struggling to find hope and healing.
There is no greater source of inspiration + influence than a woman in recovery. yOUR story is proof.
In this two hour introductory workshop, award-winning storyteller and nationally known recovery educator Meghan Perry of Revolution Recovery will guide you to:
- Identify what recovering out loud means to you
- Craft new ways to look at the stories you tell yourself and others about your struggles and triumphs
- Recognize personal narratives that may serve as gateways to individual and collective healing
- Utilize the SHE RECOVERS Intentions & Guiding Principles as a roadmap for sharing your story
- Spark conversations that can inspire communities to change the narrative of what it means to be in recovery
- Examine your story as a strategy to shift the culture of recovery so that other women can find hope and healing
- Infuse the SHE RECOVERS inclusive recovery community ethos into your messaging and your life
About Your Guide
Meghann Perry, CARC, RCPF, is an award-winning storyteller, theatre practitioner, addiction recovery coach, and the founder of Revolution Recovery. She creates unique learning, growth, and performance experiences for people of all ages utilizing a blended practice of theatre, storytelling, and coaching principles, and is a nationally-known educator in the field of recovery coaching. She has designed and facilitated countless workshops for diverse groups, including those with mental health and substance use challenges, transgender youth, adults and allies, adoptive caregivers, non-profit boards, and others.
Meghann recently integrated theatre and storytelling practices into youth and young adult residential treatment services for the MA Dept. of Public Health and has worked extensively with adolescents and young adults as a recovery coach and theatre practitioner. She is the creator of the nationally-renowned Phoenix Tales Recovery Storytelling workshop which is currently under research as an evidence-based recovery support by the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice at Northeastern University. She also serves as the theatre education consultant for the Boston-based theater organization, 2nd Act. She recently co-directed the musical “This is Treatment,” about women in a residential substance addiction treatment program, with students at Northeastern University. She holds a BFA in Theatre Education from Emerson College. You can learn more about her at www.meghannperry.com.
SHE RECOVERS® Through Self-Expression Workshop Series
The ‘Introduction to Recovery Storytelling’ Workshop with Meghann Perry is part of the ‘SHE RECOVERS Through Self-Expression’ Workshop Series. Guided by leaders in women’s wellness & behavioral health, these workshops highlight holistic, creative and embodied approaches to self-expression that have the potential to redefine recovery, improve recovery capital, inspire hope, end stigma and empower women to heal themselves and help other women to do the same.
A Sliding Scale for Social Justice
We see our recovery as a gift. Social justice, personal agency, inclusivity and accessibility are at the heart of all our offerings – which also means ensuring our facilitators are justly compensated for their work. Please choose a ticket payment option that feels right for you.
Supporter | $119
The supporter payment option reflects the true cost of this workshop. If you have access to financial security, own property or have personal savings, you would not traditionally qualify for sliding scale services. If you are able to pay for “wants” and spend little time worried about securing necessities in your life, you have economic privilege and power in our community – this price is for you.
Sustainer | $79
The sustainer payment option acknowledges that paying the full cost would prevent some folks from being able to attend who don’t find themselves reflected in either descriptions for the supporter or community options. If you are struggling to conquer debt or move away from living paycheck to paycheck but have access to steady income and are not spending most of your time thinking about meeting basic needs such as food, shelter, medical care, child care, etc. – this price is for you.
Community | $49
The community payment option acknowledges that there are folks whose economic circumstances would prevent them from being a part of this workshop if there was not a deliberate opportunity made for them to participate at a cost that is reflective of their economic realities. If you struggle to maintain access to needs such as health care, housing, food, child care, and are living pay-check to pay-check or are in significant debt – this cost is for you. You belong here and you deserve a community that honors your contribution.
Registration / Cancellation Policy
Your registration / ticket for the ‘Introduction to Recovery Storytelling’ Workshop is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the event live, a video of a pre-recorded workshop will be provided.
By purchasing your ticket you are agreeing to this policy.