MyPath News Update
MyPath Bibliotherapy of Three Oaks, MI, in conjunction with Oaklawn, the community mental health center for Elkhart and St. Joseph counties in Indiana, and SJC Cares, St. Joseph County’s system of care, announce the launch of the Storytelling for Youth Initiative, scheduled to start this spring. This Initiative is designed by MyPath to coach youth members of Oaklawn’s Transition to Independence program in the art of storytelling. MyPath’s methodology is based on the Five Layers of Story Philosophy. The participants use story craft to shape personal experiences at various life stages into performance ready personal narratives, then share on stage before a live audience. The Storytelling for Youth initiative will include two Storytelling Workshops and Performances for all participants. Included in the Initiative will be enriched storytelling experiences for three Oaklawn staff members, resulting in their certification as Certified MyPath Bibliotherapy Facilitators. The Storytelling for Youth Initiative is created for Oaklawn by Roger Batton, Managing Director of MyPath Bibliotherapy.
From Roger Batton, Managing Director of MyPath. “This partnership between MyPath and Oaklawn creates a meaningful opportunity for these young folks to take a big step forward on their path to ownership of their stories and share them with the world. We at MyPath are grateful to Oaklawn for this partnership and their trust and confidence in MyPath and all of our associates.” More information about MyPath Bibliotherapy can be found at
To provide bibliotherapy for individuals and communities having experienced trauma.
To provide learning experiences and performance opportunities in the art of storytelling.
To provide resources to individuals and communities affected by mass trauma.
Through supportive peer-based Workshops, MyPath provides a space and a structure for participants to explore stories emerging from the stages of their lives.
The bibliotherapy benefits of MyPath’s Workshop Process emerge from sharing stories together in a structured safe environment and then crafting those stories for performance.
MyPath Bibliotherapy is not traditional therapy and persons seeking or in need of professional therapy will be referred to certified providers.
All MyPath Facilitator’s and coaches operate as Mission guided “servant leaders” by putting the participant’s storytelling experience first, ahead of any personal objective the leader may have.
What is MyPath Bibliotherapy?
In human experience story is universal. Every one of us have our stories and share our stories. Our path through life is defined by the stories of our experiences. Bibliotherapy simply means "healing through story." Discover the roots of your story in the world you were born into. Revisit the stories given to you as small child on through adolescence when you started creating your own story. Some of us have overcome difficulty or challenges with stories to share of their path to triumph and success. Others may have experienced trauma or adverse childhood experiences. The MyPath Bibliotherapy process reveals and heals your stories at their source. Through storytelling you become a force for healing and empowerment as you walk your path into the future.
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