The Plan...

In 2019, MyPath the Musical will be staged at the HanesBrands Theatre in Winston-Salem NC for the first time. We are well underway ramping up our tactical plan to launch the Mypath process nationwide in the second half of next year. 

The Process...

  • In WEEK ONE - crafting a personal story of their experiences illuminates the process path for participants to begin to take steps toward healing themselves from PTSD.

  • Then, in WEEK TWO - personal stories emerging from the Workshops are blended with the standard play. All personal stories are video recorded and are loaded into the town specific MyPath website staged to go live after performance of the musical. Casting of town specific performers happens and rehearsals begin.

  • In WEEK THREE - town specific videos and still shots are blended into the standard video shown during the play.

  • At the end of WEEK FOUR -  MyPath the Musical is staged on three consecutive nights in a town specific venue with the stories of those impacted fully integrated into the play and/or through video on the town specific website/social media. 

  • PROCESS OVERVIEW - As the Workshops begin, the MyPath infrastructure builds a sustainable community through the MyPath.center website and social media where participants share progress of healing experiences as their crafted stories emerge. This infrastructure includes many ways to participate; crafting their own personal narrative for performance, participating in all backstage production elements of the play, town specific photography/video and interacting with one another through the MyPath website, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and other social media sites. This infrastructure remains in the hands of each town after the performance of MyPath the musical. 

"Every person directly affected by school shootings and mass trauma

deserves an opportunity to share her/his story."

This serves to introduce the bibliotherapy - healing through story - process we call “MyPath”.  We’ve all been deeply affected by changes to our world in recent years. Since Columbine in 1999 we've witnessed the emergence of school shootings and other mass trauma as an increasingly common occurrence. To be clear at the beginning… MyPath is about providing healing opportunity for those directly impacted by such traumatic experiences. MyPath is not about finding a way to prevent it from happening again. Many entities, both public and private are grappling with ways to prevent the mass trauma of school shootings and have been for many, many years. We will leave that task to them. 

Mypath establishes the architecture for a national community of shared experience through storytelling. It is obvious and true the students in schools experiencing active shooter incidents have high potential for PTSD. Everyone present at the school during the incident, including teachers, administrators, staff, and first responders are all susceptible to experience PTSD as well. The Washington Post reports over 193 school shooting incidents since 1999, 141 deaths, 284 injured and approximately 214,000 students surviving who have to live with those experiences. The MyPath Bibliotherapy process is healing centered. This approach is holistic... involving culture, spirituality, civic action and collective healing. This healing centered approach moves beyond "what happened to you" to "what is right with you." Those exposed to trauma become agents in the path to well being instead of remaining victims of traumatic events.

"Every person directly affected by school shootings and mass trauma

deserves an opportunity to share her/his story."

This serves to introduce the bibliotherapy - healing through story - process we call “MyPath”.  We’ve all been deeply affected by changes to our world in recent years. Since Columbine in 1999 we've witnessed the emergence of school shootings and other mass trauma as an increasingly common occurrence. To be clear at the beginning… MyPath is about providing healing opportunity for those directly impacted by such traumatic experiences. MyPath is not about finding a way to prevent it from happening again. Many entities, both public and private are grappling with ways to prevent the mass trauma of school shootings and have been for many, many years. We will leave that task to them. 

Mypath establishes the architecture for a national community of shared experience through storytelling. It is obvious and true the students in schools experiencing active shooter incidents have high potential for PTSD. Everyone present at the school during the incident, including teachers, administrators, staff, and first responders are all susceptible to experience PTSD as well. The Washington Post reports over 193 school shooting incidents since 1999, 141 deaths, 284 injured and approximately 214,000 students surviving who have to live with those experiences. The MyPath Bibliotherapy process is healing centered. This approach is holistic... involving culture, spirituality, civic action and collective healing. This healing centered approach moves beyond "what happened to you" to "what is right with you." Those exposed to trauma become agents in the path to well being instead of remaining victims of traumatic events.

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

MyPath Bibliotherapy - a 501c3 non-profit public charity

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