MyPath News Update

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MyPath Spoken Word Open Microphone in Carver Park

Three Oaks, MI

6 to 8pm EDT Thursday August 5, 2021

 

Please mark your calendar and join MyPath and the Village of Three Oaks for this Spoken Word Event featuring several MyPath alumni AND an open mic segment. The show will include storytelling, poetry and selected readings. Three Oaks is a mecca for the performing arts and thanks to Richard Smith, President of the Three Oaks Village Council for honoring the tradition of Spoken Word Performances in Three Oaks by collaborating with MyPath. This is a family friendly, free to the public event. If you have a story, poem or favorite writing you would like to share, please email roger@mypath.center to sign up for the open mic. See you at Carver Park!

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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 www.mypath.center

MyPath Mission

  • 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.

Ethics Statement

  • 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.

Please help us in our Mission by:

  • Volunteering your time.

  • By making a donation.

  • By sharing our Mission on social media.

The MyPath Bibliotherapy Process...

Learn storytelling craft, take

ownership, share your stories with

the world

and

own the path ahead...
Say the word...
MyPath.

To make a direct donation, please go our registered charity page:

paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/3519550

Why should I donate?

MyPath Bibliotherapy is a 501(c)3 Public Charity. All donations are tax deductible. Revenue from productions fund the operation of MyPath and, more importantly... establishes support resources for individuals, families and communities affected by mass trauma. Please add your support to the MyPath Mission because...

Every story deserves to be heard!

Own your story. Share it with the world. Humans crave story in all its glory... the joy... the pain... the triumphs... the sorrow. Learn to own your story on your path.