Pam McDowell Saylor, M.Ed., embraces storytelling as a deeply personal-and- communal experience. Storytelling happens in and builds ritual space. There is sometimes a musical element. There is a heightening of presence in the moment as each person takes a private journey within while at the same time remaining aware of and taking energy from the presence of others.
Pam’s great grandparents were from Northern Ireland, where it has been said that “storytelling protects the mind from danger.” With this as a foundation, one can commit to the path of the story and allow oneself to go to unanticipated places– while remaining safe and being in some way awakened by the experience.
Pam’s storytelling mentor is Laura Simms, who teaches storytelling as “living reciprocal event.” From this approach of continual give and take between storyteller and listeners, storytelling is ripe with possibility for inner transformation.
Email Pam: firstname.lastname@example.org