The Interstitium: I have a gift for you
The space is Portland-hip: Cup & Bar serves artisan coffee and avocado toast, and we crowd together on artfully rough-hewn wooden benches. The audience is warm: supportive, attentive and intimate, 50-people strong and the show is standing room only. The stories told at the mic are real.
The Interstitium: My First Time
The event sold out within 10 days, revealing a deep desire for narrative medicine in Seattle. The storytelling was captivating, vulnerable, and meaningful–all themes that align with the practice of medicine.
Please join us for the Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative’s inaugural Seattle event, featuring storytelling by health care professionals. We invite you to tell a health-care related story on the theme, “My First Time”. Your story can be funny, serious, heartfelt, absurd, lyrical, etc. We are seeking story-tellers and story-appreciators, as we gather together to build…
Community of Practice – November Recap
On Tuesday evening we met at the Lucky Labrador Pub where we thought, talked, and wrote about “Place”. Pamela Pierce, an OHSU librarian, skillfully facilitated our time.
Community of Practice – October Recap
For our October gathering of the NWNMC Community of Practice, Liz Asch Greenhill (acupuncturist, visual artist, and writer) led participants in readings and exercises drawing on concepts from Chinese Medicine and acupuncture theory. After a brief but well-rounded introduction to Chinese medicine and theory, we practiced.
September Recap – Creation Myths as Metaphor for Mundane Magic
Katy Liljeholm skillfully led the workshop, Creation Myths as Metaphor for Mundane Magic. Ms. Liljeholm is a former Artistic Director of Well Arts and current oral historian for palliative care patients at Legacy Health Services. She immediately brought the group together and engaged us with her warm presence.
Community of Practice – August Recap
When we go through changes in the external situations of our lives, we also experience a process of internal transition as we come to terms with what change means for who we are and our place in the world.
Reflections on July’s Community of Practice
by Rebecca Harrison How often in our busy lives do we find we are unable to get to the essence of what we really need to ponder and care for in ourselves? With three simple questions “How are you feeling right now?”, “What is that about?” and “What do you want?”, I found I could…
Community of Practice – June Recap
Northwest Narrative Medicine’s June Community of Practice was led by Cassandra Sagan, a Portland Interplay instructor. This workshop was joy filled and thoughtful. Nine of us “played” with Interplay forms and ex-forms around the theme of Narrative Medicine. Through vocalization, movement and dance we explored a theory about the basic cellular and body movements and then worked together…
Community of Practice – May Recap
Twenty-one people gathered Tuesday at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub for the inaugural Northwest Narrative Medicine Community of Practice. The environment was upbeat and casual and the participants were highly engaged. Gathered around a large table, facilitator Cara Olexa led the group in writing exercises, sharing, discussions and readings exploring the concept of “Fiction as…