Story, Self, Spirit
Our sense of our own identity is made up of stories – stories we tell ourselves about our Self and stories that we receive and internalise from the world around us. Through story, we conceptualise the mysteries of Spirit and these stories shape our relationship with the Universe.
In this course, we embark on a bold adventure to untangle our own identity and become conscious authors of our personal history. We will draw on the wisdom of global folktale, myth and wisdom tradition to find resources and refuge in the realms of imagination and creativity. A playful, curious exploration that will give us a mindful approach to the stories we live and that live through us.
Tim Ralphs is a One Spirit Minister with more than fifteen years of professional storytelling experience, working internationally both as a performer, trainer and facilitator. He was a tutor for the One Spirit Interfaith Foundation from 2018-2020. His fascination with myths from across different traditions has led him to develop a body of practice for reflecting on the narratives of our lives and deepening our relationship with Spirit.
Whilst there will be opportunities to share during this course, it is not a course in performance skills. Rather, it is a space where participants will gain tools for personal reflection, psycho-spiritual development and learn how to resource from the world of myth and creativity, all whilst in a community of online peers, facilitated by One Spirit’s Online Learning Platform.
“Encourages you to look deeper into the ordinary and appreciate the magic of the story connected to it.” – Siobhan
- Open to any applicant with an interest in the soulful enquiry, the only requirement is to complete the application process and confirm availability.
To take part, you will need a computer or other device equipped with a camera, microphone, speaker and a stable internet connection.
Meeting via Zoom for three weeks, then a week’s break for creative solo work, before a final session.
You will need a webcam, microphone and reliable internet access.
Open to all who want to explore with creativity, compassion and curiosity.
You will be supported by a bespoke online platform, and a discussion forum to stay connected.
Workshop date and time: All sessions start at 7:00 pm UK time and will conclude at 9:30 pm UK time. Each session will take place via Zoom. Thursday 28th September, Thursday 5th October, Thursday 12th October, Thursday 19th October, Thursday 26th October.
Fees: ROSIM members, or OneSpirit students: £84 and Non-ROSIM members: £105.
“I thought Tim’s facilitation was excellent. Each session was very well planned and he created a safe, easy, fun space to be in. Tim is a great communicator and everything was well explained. I’m in awe of his use of language and ability to name what is happening in the space on many levels. I think this helped greatly with creating a clear atmosphere for the group to participate in.” – Sarah
Tim Ralphs is a One Spirit Minister with more than fifteen years of professional storytelling experience, working internationally both as a performer, trainer and facilitator. He was a tutor for the One Spirit Interfaith Foundation from 2018 to 2020. His fascination with myths from across different traditions has led him to develop a body of practice for reflecting on the narratives of our lives and deepening our relationship with the Spirit.
“Tim was an excellent facilitator. He set clear and helpful boundaries at the outset, and his management of the sessions was characterised by warmth, calmness and gentle, encouraging support.
One of the things I was hoping to get out of the course was a return to creative practice, and it was joyful to be able to do this. It was an absolute joy to attend, and I am taking away a great deal of learning.” – Vicky
“Exceeded my initial expectations. I hoped it would be interesting and give me a new way to think about/approach things but I got way more out of the course than I expected, in ways that I didn’t anticipate even whilst taking part.” – Anonymous
“A powerful experience, an opportunity to connect self with myth and the ‘hero’s journey’ and find an authentic here-and-now creative expression.” – Anonymous